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1783 WASHINGTON "UNITY STATES" CENT

Obverse of 1783 Washington "Unity States" Cent     Reverse of 1783 Washington "Unity States" Cent

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Recent appearances:
"AU-58".  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Pre-Long Beach Sale", September 23 & 24, 2002, Lot 91, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Glossy brown in color and generally pleasing. The rims have a few ticks, but they are not distracting. Minor lines on the surfaces, as the planchets were made to look as though these coins had circulated from the time they were coined, and were obvious copies of the later large cent reverses of the draped bust type. Few are known in mint state, and this example is very close if not at that grade level. Obverse portrait of Washington with a laurel wreath of victory in this head, and the fanciful date of 1783 below, although these were likely struck in the 1820s."

"Choice Extremely Fine" (illustrated above).  Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, October 14, 2000, Lot 1030, where it was described as follows: "117.6 grains. Glossy, olive-brown surfaces with the usual planchet striations (as made). The edge has been crudely reeded by hand."

 
 

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