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    1792 Washington President Cent, VG Details
    Baker-59, GW-35, Plain Edge
    Only 15 to 20 Pieces Known

    1792 CENT Washington President Cent, Plain Edge -- Damage -- PCGS Genuine Secure. VG Details. Baker-59, W-10690, Musante GW-35, R.6. It is believed these coins were struck by Jacob Perkins of Newburyport, Massachusetts, possibly as a means of demonstrating his engraving ability in an effort to secure work at the newly established Mint. GW-35 is a muling of Perkins' first 1792 obverse (GW-31) and the Washington Born Virginia reverse (GW-32). Merely 15 to 20 examples of this rare American production are believed extant. The obverse design is clear, with the noted damage above Washington's head. The reverse shows little remaining detail, although GENERAL, AMERI, and RMIES are readable. An important opportunity for colonial and Washingtonia specialists. Listed on page 84 of the 2018 Guide Book.

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    April, 2018
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