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    1785 Bar Copper 'Cent,' AU55
    W-8520

    (1785) Bar Copper AU55 PCGS. Breen-1145, W-8520, R.4. A lovely Choice AU example of this popular and well-known Colonial-era issue. The USA monogram is believed to be based on buttons worn by soldiers in the Revolutionary War. The reverse design is simply a bar for each of the 13 states. The reverse shows the diagnostics seen on originals: a small 'spur' on the right end of the second bar from the top and a die break connecting the sixth and seventh bars. This is a medium brown-olive coin that shows no mentionable defects other than having been struck slightly off center. Listed on page 76 of the 2020 Guide Book.
    Ex: Central States Signature (Heritage, 5/2005), lot 5026. (NGC ID# 2B5J, PCGS# 599)


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    June, 2019
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