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    Impressive 1799 S-189 Cent, VF25

    1799 1C VF25 PCGS. CAC. S-189, B-3, R.2. Ex: Hesselgesser. The rarity of the 1799 large cent has been understood ever since Joseph Mickley attempted to find one in circulation, representing the year of his birth. It is said that the Mickley episode early in his life was the deciding factor leading to his numismatic pursuits.
    While both sides of this splendid example have the usual minor handling marks that are expected on any middle circulated grade large cent, this is a delightful piece that will please even the most advanced collector. A few splashes of dark patina reside on the medium brown surfaces of this example, but it is far more attractive than the usual heavily worn example that so often represents the date in 21st century collections. MRB VF20.(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 2246, PCGS# 1443)

    Weight: 10.89 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper


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