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    Select Uncirculated 1791 Washington Cent With Small Eagle Reverse

    1791 1C Washington Small Eagle Cent MS63 Brown NGC. Baker-16, R.3. The Small Eagle Cent is one of the few Washington pieces that actually shows a denomination. Designed in England by John Gregory Hancock, these pieces were proposed as federal contract coinage. Upon seeing an example, Washington rejected the coin as "monarchial." However, many pieces were given out to Cabinet officials, senators, and representatives. Eventually, many of the 1500 pieces struck circulated as coinage. This well struck mahogany and tan-brown Cent has a few faint pinscratches in the field, but is free from contact marks. Listed on page 65 of the 2005 Guide Book.(#705)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2B73, PCGS# 705)

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    February, 2005
    23rd-24th Wednesday-Thursday
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