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    Historically Significant 1792 Washington Getz Pattern, Small Eagle

    1792 CENT Washington Getz Pattern Fine 12. Small Eagle. Copper. Plain Edge. Baker-25 (?). 30 mm. 12.76 grams. In their 1999 book Medallic Portraits of Washington, Rulau and Fuld give a diameter of 32 mm for Baker-25 and 36 mm for Baker-25A. This example, on the other hand, was struck on an unusually small planchet that measures only 30 mm in diameter. As a result, we cannot definitively attribute this coin. Some of the peripheral devices have been effaced, again due to the small size of the planchet. Those devices that are present display suitable remaining definition for the grade, and the surfaces are smooth with a glossy-brown texture. Designed by Peter Getz, this pattern was proposed to Congress for the first U.S. half dollars and cents. The use of Washington's portrait was rejected, however, in favor of representations of Liberty. Listed on page 60 of the 2001 Guide Book.
    Ex: Roy Harte Collection (Bowers & Ruddy, 11/77), lot 2041.
    From the Collection of Dr. Joseph M. Seventko. Uncertified.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 731)

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    May-Jun, 2001
    31st-2nd Thursday-Saturday
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