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    1792 Washington President Cent, Baker-59
    Plain Edge, XF Details

    1792 Washington President Cent, Plain Edge--Obverse Scratched--NGC Details. XF. Baker-59, W-10690, Musante GW-35A, R.6. For more than a century, numismatists believed that the 1792 Washington President cents were struck at the Westwood Mint in England. Recent research confirms that they were made in America, by Newburyport, Massachusetts, engraver and inventor Jacob Perkins, who copied the Washington bust from the Westwood 1791 cents. The plain edge variety is rare, with fewer than 20 pieces known. Unlike a number of survivors, the present chocolate-brown representative has a fully readable reverse legend,. The obverse displays partial epaulet detail. The few thin marks on the obverse field are forgivable given the considerable rarity of the variety and an absence of high-grade examples. Listed on page 84 of the 2021 Guide Book.
    Ex: Donald G. Partrick.


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