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    1792 Washington President Cent, Fine 12
    Eagle and Stars Reverse, Copper
    Lettered Edge Baker-21, Seven Known

    1792 Washington President Cent, Eagle and Stars Reverse, Lettered Edge, Fine 12 NGC. Baker-21, W-10670, Musante GW-31C, R.7. 179.1 grains, per its Roper catalog appearance. The 1792 Washington President cents were made by Massachusetts diesinker Jacob Perkins. Examples are known with an eagle and stars reverse, and with a legend reverse. Some have a lettered edge, and others have a plain edge. Most are copper, but silver examples are known, and one piece was struck in gold. All varieties range from rare to extremely rare. The copper, lettered edge, eagle reverse Baker-21 has just seven confirmed survivors. Two are in museums, and a majority exhibit damage of one kind or another. The present problem-free piece is pedigreed to the celebrated Garrett, Roper, and Partrick collections. The smooth medium brown surfaces are pleasing, and retain pleasing detail on the stars and the eagle's wings and scroll. Listed on page 83 of the 2021 Guide Book. Census: 1 in 12, 2 finer (1/21).
    Ex: Col. James W. Ellsworth; John Work Garrett; Johns Hopkins University; Garrett Collection, Part 4 (Bowers & Ruddy, 3/1981), lot 1712; John L. Roper, 2nd Collection (Stack's, 12/1983), lot 380; Donald G. Partrick.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2B74, PCGS# 708)

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    March, 2021
    17th-18th Wednesday-Thursday
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