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    1808 XF 40. Cleaned. An essential one-year type coin that is very rare with only 2,710 pieces struck. From that original mintage fewer than 2% survive in all grades. Breen speculates that the low survival rate may be due to the weak borders on all known coins which exposed them to undue wear. This piece is well defined in the centers and shows no distracting nicks or scratches, just a tiny planchet flake out of the upper reverse and a few light hairlines. A more affordable example of this coveted classic in American numismatics. Trends $18,000. (NGC ID# BFVZ, PCGS# 7660)

    Weight: 4.37 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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

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    July, 1993
    28th-31st Wednesday-Saturday
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