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    1792 Washington Getz Cent Pattern, AU53
    Illustrated in Antiques Magazine

    1792 Washington Getz Pattern Cent, Small Eagle, Copper, AU53 NGC. Baker-25, W-10775, Musante GW-22, High R.5. Plain Edge, 32 mm. 255 grains, according to Fuld. The Narrow Flan variant of the copper Plain Edge 1792 Getz pattern represents a plurality of all known Getz patterns across all varieties. About 40 pieces are known. This coin is ranked 20th in George Fuld's census of copper Getz patterns, 16th among Plain Edge coins. However, an argument could be made for this piece being ranked higher. At the time of Fuld's publication, the best available images of this piece were the grainy plates of the 1974 Stack's catalog, which did not accurately represent its quality. The Stack's cataloger wrote:

    "This specimen is perfectly centered and very sharply struck. Only light even wear with a minimum amount of handling marks, and a slightly porous surface. Almost equal to the specimen in our June 1973 sale..."



    The June specimen mentioned was the Anton-Park coin, which Fuld ranks 18th in his census, just slightly higher than this piece.

    Objectively, the so-called "porous surface" of this piece is not evident to the unaided eye, and only beneath a loupe at a well-lit angle is it detectable. The coin displays uniform walnut-brown patina with undertones of steel-blue and green-gold that emerge beneath a lamp's illumination. Detail is indeed sharp and wear faint, the only notable points of weakness being the very center of the eagle's shield and the expectedly soft P in PRESIDENT. Listed on page 84 of the 2021 Guide Book.
    Ex: Jon Hanson (2/1/1973); Donald Groves Collection (Stack's, 11/1974), lot 425; Donald G. Partrick. Plated in Antiques Magazine (7/1981).

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2B7B, PCGS# 921)


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