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    1799 S-189, B-3 Cent, VF20

    1799 1C VF20 PCGS. S-189. B-3, R.2. Our EAC Grade Fine 15. Thanks to 19th century collector Joseph Mickley's quest to find a cent from his birth year, 1799, the issue has gained a sterling reputation as a rarity, even though the nonoverdated 1799 cent is only slightly scarce across all grades. However, midrange representatives such as the present coin can properly be termed rarities. Subtly glossy surfaces have a medium-brown base, leavened with cinnamon on the obverse and reddish-violet on the reverse. The obverse has quality detail and few significant abrasions; an apparent flaw over the lower right part of that side is in the plastic holder and not on the coin itself.
    Note: The PCGS number listed on the holder (1444) is associated with Red and Brown color today; our number (1443) corresponds with current usage for Brown.
    Ex: Central States Signature Sale (Heritage, 4/2012), lot 5016.
    From The Adam Mervis Large Cent Collection.(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 2246, PCGS# 1443)

    Weight: 10.89 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper


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