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    1783 Georgivs Triumpho Token MS62

    1783 TOKEN Georgivs Triumpho Token MS62 Brown PCGS. Baker-7, R.3. The present piece is the only example certified as Mint State by PCGS. A chocolate-brown and tan Washington piece with generally unabraded surfaces. Sharply struck for the issue. The usual late die state with a heavy break in front of the caged Britannia.
    The Georgivs Triumpho is the only 1783-dated Washington piece actually struck in the 1780s. The design is intriguing in that the obverse bust is based on that of King George III on Irish 1775-1782 coppers but the reverse shows a symbolic Britannia contained by a wall with 13 vertical bars held together by a frame with the French fleurs-de-lis at the corners. Breen's speculation that the obverse bust is actually intended to depict George Washington but uses an image of the other George seems plausible given that no portrait of Washington would have been readily available to copy. Listed on page 75 of the 2008 Guide Book.
    Ex: Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 2/05), lot 5046.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2B6K, PCGS# 664)


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    Auction Dates
    March, 2008
    6th-7th Thursday-Friday
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