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    Kentucky Token (1792-94), Engrailed Edge
    MS65 Red and Brown, Breen-1162

    (1792-94) TOKEN Kentucky Token, Engrailed Edge MS65 Red and Brown NGC. Breen-1162, W-8805, R.6. 144.2 grains. Struck in England circa 1792 to 1794 as part of the Conder token series, Kentucky tokens were widely collected by English numismatists, and are not known to have circulated in the United States. The reverse depicts a pyramid of 15 stars, representing the 15 United States; as Kentucky is seen at the peak, the piece is commonly called the Kentucky token. This Gem example represents the engrailed edge variety, which is among the rarer of the many varieties known. It is the finest of only three Red and Brown examples at NGC and PCGS combined (4/14), and displays substantial copper-red color beneath medium orange-brown patina on each side.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# BDZX, PCGS# 618)


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 20
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