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    Uncirculated 1791 Washington Small Eagle Cent

    1791 1C Washington Small Eagle Cent MS63 Brown PCGS. Baker-16, R.3. Glossy and nearly abrasion-free with a few glimpses of faded orange color about the devices. Close examination reveals a small cluster of ancient pinscratches in the field along Washington's brow and nose. The Small Eagle cent was designed in England by John Gregory Hancock as proposed federal contract coinage (hence the denomination.) Upon seeing the design, Washington allegedly rejected the coin as "monarchial." However, many pieces were given out to Cabinet officials, senators, and representatives. Eventually, many of the 1,500 pieces struck found their way into circulation. Listed on page 77 of the 2006 Guide Book.

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

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