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Pleasing 1796 S-119 Cent

1796 1C Draped Bust, Reverse of 1797 AU Details NCS. XF45 EAC. S-119, Die State III, R.3. This is the plate coin in the Breen Large Cent Encyclopedia. This is one of the Nichols Find varieties, and is actually seen less often in higher circulated grades than in mint state. Pleasing light brown with some golden highlights, and some areas of darker brown toning. The coin is unevenly struck with considerable weakness, exhibiting numerous original planchet marks where not struck up. There is very little actual wear, with the areas that are struck more sharply having characteristics of a nearly mint state coin. A very attractive copper for one that has been "improperly cleaned." This is a wonderful candidate for the date or type collector. Given the number of high grade coins from the Nichols Find, prices for the next tier of cents from this die combination have remained at a reasonable level. NCS Improperly Cleaned.
Ex: Max L. Kaplan; C. Douglas Smith; Denis W. Loring; Robinson S. Brown, Jr. (Superior, 9/86), lot 164.(#1407) (Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 223W, PCGS# 1407)

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Rasmussen Special Edition Catalog
This hard bound volume contains the magnificent Wes Rasmussen Large Cent Collection, formed by a former President of the Early American Coppers society which was auctioned at the 2005 Florida United Numismatic Auction. Reserve your copy of this remarkable volume for just $75 today.
Rasmussen Signed Limited Edition Catalog
A hard bound limited library edition of the Wes Rasmussen Collection Catalog, signed by Wes Rasmussen, Mark Borckardt, Greg Rohan, and Denis Loring, is available while supplies last. Only 100 produced. Reserve your copy of this remarkable limited edition signed volume for just $150 today.

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