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Conditionally Rare 1799 Large Cent, VF20, S-189, B-3

1799 1C S-189, B-3, R.2, VF20 PCGS. Even chocolate-brown coloration and an unusually fine degree of remaining design detail are evident on the surfaces of this conditionally rare example. Small abrasions are scattered across each side. This date is well known as a rarity among Sheldon early large cents, and was made famous by the often-told tale of how young Joseph Mickley wanted a coin of his birth year, 1799. He found that acquiring one was a very difficult task, even in 1816. The pursuit of this coin was the beginning of his numismatic avocation, and he eventually became known as the "Father of American Coin Collecting." EAC 12.
From The Jerry Kochel Collection.(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 2246, PCGS# 1443)


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