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    1791 Washington Cent, MS64+ Brown
    Large Eagle, Baker-15

    1791 CENT Washington Large Eagle Cent MS64+ Brown PCGS. Baker-15, W-10610, Musante GW-15, R.2. Walter Breen in his 1988 Encyclopedia credits then-teenager John Gregory Hancock as the engraver of the 1791 Washington cents. Listed on page 83 of the 2020 Guide Book. They were struck by the private Westwood Mint in Birmingham, England, in an attempt to secure an American coinage contract. This handsome near-Gem is unabraded and semiprooflike. The chestnut-brown surfaces show peripheral hints of brick-red and forest-green, along with a few tiny flecks on the upper right reverse. Population: 29 in 64 (1 in 64+) Brown, 8 finer (3/20).

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2B6Z, PCGS# 702)


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

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    April, 2020
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