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Lot 30389

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30389
Date 1789
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Grade 66
Service NGC
Denomination TOKEN
Description 1789 TOKEN Mott Token, Thick Planchet, Plain Edge MS66 Brown NGC. Breen-1020. 193.6 grains. Much debate has ensued regarding when Mott tokens were made, and by whom, though certain scholars suggest the pieces were made as late as the 1830s, likely to commemorate the founding of the company in 1789. Most pieces are poorly struck, with large die breaks obscuring much of the border legends. This early die state piece stands as the single finest certified, with no disrupting die breaks, and incredibly sharp detail on both the clock face and the legends. The surfaces are glossy, with iridescent accents over the rich chocolate-brown patina on each side. This is a truly remarkable piece in every respect. Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $7.50; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $9,987.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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