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Lot 30406

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30406
Date 1783
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Grade 64
Service NGC
Denomination COPPER
Description 1783 1C Washington & Independence Cent, Draped Bust, No Button MS64+ Brown NGC. Baker-2B, Vlack 15-K, R.6. Struck about 1820, according to Rulau and Fuld, this rare variety is easily attributed by a heavy die break below the date that runs from the rim between the 7 and the 8, through the bottom loops of the 8 and the 3, and back to the rim. This is the only use of Vlack's obverse die 15, though reverse K is also paired with obverse 16 and the MELBOURNE mule, dated 1851, which depicts a kangaroo. This piece is boldly struck, with excellent surface preservation and outstanding visual appeal. Intermingled medium brown hues accent glossy burgundy patina on each side. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $2,937.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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