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    Bar 'Cent', W-8520, VF Details
    Iconic Colonial Type Coin

    (1785) Bar Copper -- Environmental Damage -- PCGS Genuine. VF Details. Breen-1145, W-8520, R.4. The November 12, 1785 New Jersey Gazette discusses this famous variety, which circulated in New York City bearing designs similar to the buttons on the uniforms of Revolutionary War soldiers. The diagnostic for the variety is a spur from the end of the second horizontal bar. This example has golden-brown high points and darker brown fields. The surfaces are evenly granular, and close inspection reveals a few unobtrusive pinscratches between the bars. Listed on page 76 of the 2020 Guide Book.

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    June, 2019
    6th-9th Thursday-Sunday
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