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1723 ROSA AMERICANA PENNY

Obverse of 1723 Rosa Americana Penny     Reverse of 1723 Rosa Americana Penny

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Recent sales:
PCGS MS-62 Brown (illustrated above).  Ex - Superior Stamp & Coin's "The ANA 2000 National Money Show Auction", March 2-3, 2000, Lot 3, "Breen 121 No Stop after Large 3."

Obverse of 1723 Rosa Americana Penny     Reverse of 1723 Rosa Americana Penny

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PCGS AU-53.  Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, December 9, 2000, Lot 832, where it was described as follows: "1723 Rosa Americana Penny, PCGS graded AU-53.  Breen 120, an extremely rare prototype design with 24 pellets in the center of the rose on the reverse. This example is pleasing, with traces of faded mint color in the recessed areas. The surfaces are smoother than usual (but not glossy) and there are none of the usual pits or voids to distract the collector. A small flaw is noted on the lower obverse, with ripples of metal emanating away from it. We're curious to see how much of a premium this rare variety attracts."

Obverse of 1723 Rosa Americana Penny     Reverse of 1723 Rosa Americana Penny

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PCGS AU-53.  Ex - Ira S. Reed, June 1944 at $4.00 - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 2001, Lot 10, "EF-40, porous" at $414.00 - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s June 9, 2001 Mail Bid Sale, Lot 1223, "PCGS AU-53"

Obverse of 1723 Rosa Americana Penny     Reverse of 1723 Rosa Americana Penny

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"Very Choice Uncirculated, Specimen Strike."  Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s June 9, 2001 Mail Bid Sale, Lot 1224, where it was described as follows: "1723 Rosa Americana Penny, Very Choice Uncirculated, Specimen Strike.  117.4 grains. A perfect strike, perfectly centered, on an unusually broad, nearly perfect planchet. The quality of this coin is incredible and vastly superior to the normally seen 1723 Penny. A phenomenal coin for the quality-conscious, advanced collector."