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Lot
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1792 1C Washington Getz Pattern Cent, Small Eagle, Copper VG10 PCGS. Baker-25....

2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont #1188

 
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Auction Ended On: Aug 9, 2013
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Location: Hyatt Rosemont
6350 N. River Road
Rosemont, IL
60018
Description:
1792 Washington Getz Cent, VG10
Baker-25
1792 1C Washington Getz Pattern Cent, Small Eagle, Copper VG10 PCGS. Baker-25. The dies for this experimental coin were engraved by Peter Getz of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The design was probably intended for use on a half dollar and/or a cent, but were subsequently rejected by George Washington who refused to have his portrait on the first United States coinage. This Getz coin presents a uniformed bust left. On the reverse, a thin eagle displays raised wings and 15 stars are seen in the surrounding field. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA surrounds the border, the design being slightly off-center to the left. The obverse and reverse feature a medallic alignment, that being 180 degrees from a standard coin. The obverse legends are faint, while the reverse legends are bold. The deep lavender-brown surfaces are only lightly granular.
Ex: FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2004), lot 4087; FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2006), lot 508. (PCGS# 921)

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