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    Washington Double Head Cent, MS61 Brown
    Baker-6, Remarkably Reddish Hue

    Undated 1C Washington Double Head Cent MS61 Brown NGC. Baker-6, W-11200, R.2. The Double Head cents are undated, though Bowers suggests they were made in Birmingham no earlier than 1820, long after the Conder token era. Produced in quantity (Rulau and Fuld estimate as many as 50,000 pieces) and exported to the United States, they circulated as one cent coins alongside the Hard Times tokens of the 1830s. As a result, Mint State survivors are rare, and no Red and Brown pieces have been certified by NGC or PCGS (3/14). This example is designated Brown, but exhibits a remarkably substantial copper-red hue beneath light burgundy patina. The strike is bold and the preservation is excellent on this truly exceptional coin.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2B6W, PCGS# 692)


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
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