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1799 S-189 Cent
1799 1C S-189, B-3, R.2 PCGS Genuine. Breen Die State IV.
Two lengthy rim die breaks are noted over the first A in AMERICA.
The die chip above the T in CENT is large and somewhat triangular.
A dark steel-gray cent with VF sharpness and moderately granular
surfaces. The obverse exergue is faintly pinscratched and a
diagonal scratch extends from 11 o'clock to behind Liberty's eye.
The reverse has minor rim dings at 5:30 and 10:30. Much sharper
than the typical example of this famous early copper rarity. Our
EAC grade Fine 12.
Key to a Date Collection
Die State IV
Purchased from Great Britain Coin Company (6/2000).
From The COL Steve Ellsworth Die State Collection. (NGC ID# 2246, Variety PCGS# 36140, Base PCGS# 1443)
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