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Famous Bar Copper, AU55

(1785) COPPER Bar Copper AU55 PCGS. Breen-1145, W-8520, R.4. The Whitman Encyclopedia of Colonial and Early American Coins comments on the supposed origin of the Bar coppers: "It is believed that these were produced in Birmingham, England, by a Thomas Wyon, according to researcher Russell Rulau (though facts are scarce)." The Bar coppers have long attracted more theories than facts, such as the idea that soldiers' buttons inspired the design, but such speculation has only fueled the Bar coppers' mystique. This modestly worn example was struck slightly off-center like many of its fellows, this one oriented toward 4 o'clock on the obverse. Luminous mushroom-brown surfaces show only a few flecks of deeper color. Listed on page 69 of the 2009 Guide Book. (NGC ID# 2B5J, PCGS# 599)

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January, 2010
6th-10th
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