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Lot 30395

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30395
Date 1794
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Grade 66
Service NGC
Denomination CENT
Description 1794 1C Talbot, Allum & Lee Cent, NEW YORK MS66 Red and Brown NGC. Fuld-4, W-8590, R.1. 158.4 grains. Struck in Birmingham, by Peter Kempson & Co., and imported to America, Talbot, Allum & Lee cents were distributed into circulation in 1794 and 1795 to advertise the New York-based business, which was engaged in the India trade. Pieces are known both with and without the words NEW YORK above the ship on the reverse. This high-end example represents the with NEW YORK variant; it is the single finest certified at NGC, and is one of just six Red and Brown-designated pieces overall (4/14). Flashy copper-red luster radiates from the recesses, with complementary pale burgundy accents on each side. The strike is sharp, and the preservation is exceptional. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $9,987.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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