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    1799 S-189 Cent, AG3
    Collectible Example of This Rare Date

    1799 1C S-189, B-3, R.2, AG3 NGC. The 1799 provides the greatest challenge to a large cent date collector. Purportedly, famous early collector Joseph J. Mickley became a numismatist when he was unable to find a cent dated 1799, the year he was born. NGC and PCGS have each certified one S-189 example as Mint State, but most survivors are heavily circulated, and a specimen in any grade is desirable. This lavender-brown representative has fully readable legends. UNITED, AMERICA, and LIBERTY are bold. The tails of the 9s in the date are faded, but the wreath and portrait are well outlined. Lightly to moderately granular. No marks are noticeable for the grade. Our EAC grade AG3.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2246, Variety PCGS# 36140, Base PCGS# 1443)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper


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    January, 2021
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