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1792 Hancock Pattern Washington Cent
Fine Details, Copper, Lettered Edge, Baker-21

1792 1C Washington Hancock Pattern Cent, Copper, Lettered Edge -- Damaged -- NGC Details. Fine. Baker-21, W-10670, R.7. This design is known with either a plain edge or a lettered edge, and in silver or copper alloy. All combinations are very rare. An additional specimen, held in the Eric Newman Collection, is struck in gold. Believed designed by John Gregory Hancock and struck by the Westwood Mint in Birmingham, England, as a private pattern in an attempt to secure a Federal coinage contract. This is an evenly circulated and lightly abraded example. Glossy and mildly bright with slightly granular apple-green and tan-brown surfaces. Listed on page 81 of the 2014 Guide Book. (NGC ID# 2B74, PCGS# 708)

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