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Lot 30403

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30403
Date 1783
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Grade 63
Service NGC
Denomination COPPER
Description 1783 1C Washington & Independence Cent, Large Military Bust MS63 Brown NGC. Baker-4, Vlack 6-E, W-10200, R.1. Washington Military Bust coppers are dated 1783, but were likely struck no earlier than 1820, according to Bowers and Fuld. Robert Vlack describes nine die varieties for the large bust variant, with 6-E being determined in part by striking weakness on CE of INDEPENDENCE. This piece is boldly detailed at the centers, though the reverse dentils are indistinct. Substantial copper-red luster shines through the rich burgundy patina on each side, delivering exceptional visual appeal. This example exhibits a 180 degree die rotation, and is tied for the finest certified at NGC (4/14). Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $5,287.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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