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Lot 30405

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30405
Date 1783
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Grade 55
Service NGC
Denomination COPPER
Description 1783 1C Washington & Independence Cent, Small Military Bust, Engrailed Edge AU55 NGC. Baker-4B, Vlack 1-A, W-10150, R.6. Baker-4B is unique in that it exhibits an engrailed (or corded) edge, whereas all other Washington Military Bust coppers exhibit a plain edge. Both small bust varieties (corded and plain edge) are significantly scarcer than their large bust counterpart, and the engrailed edge variant is the rarer of the two. Struck from terminal dies, with numerous prominent cracks seen across the obverse, this piece displays medium auburn-brown patina over smooth surfaces, with nearly complete detail on the central devices. Only one example has graded numerically finer at NGC (4/14). Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $940.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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