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Lot 30404

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30404
Date 1783
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Grade 55
Service NGC
Denomination COPPER
Description 1783 1C Washington & Independence Cent, Large Military Bust AU55 NGC. Baker-4, Vlack 5-D, W-10190, R.1. Struck in copper with a plain edge, possibly around 1820, as suggested by Rulau and Fuld. The initials of the die cutter, Thomas Wells Ingram, and the painter whose artwork was adapted for use on the coin, Edward Savage, are seen in the lower reverse field. A defective left crossbar on the W of WASHINGTON and speckling on the reverse rock identify this piece as being struck from Vlack's dies 5-D. The devices are sharp, with only a touch of wear seen upon close examination. Light auburn hues complement the rich burgundy patina on each side, with smooth, problem-free surfaces. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $705.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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