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Nice AU 1783 Washington Draped Bust, No Button Copper

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1783 Washington Draped Bust, No Button copper. Baker-2B, Vlack 15-K. AU-55 (PCGS). Plain edge. By far the scarcer of the two varieties of the Draped Bust without button, easily distinguished by the small arc die crack beneath the 3 of the date. Nice choice dark chocolate brown with smooth surfaces and just minor scattered contact marks. This variety was struck for circulation (it is not one of the 19th century "restrikes" that was actually made from new dies using old hubs), and most are seen well circulated. Breen opined that it was unknown as a type in Mint State, though there was a beautiful one hiding in the Eric P. Newman Collection. This variety was, for some reason, left out of the Whitman Colonial book, which perhaps speaks to the infrequency of its offerings (most are Vlack 13-J). A specimen in American Numismatic Rarities sale of the Old Colony Collection brought about $750 in 2005. This problem-free piece will prove tough to upgrade for those collecting the circulating Washington coppers by variety or type.

Additional Information

Grading Service PCGS
Grade N/A
Designation N/A
Mint Location No
Strike Type No
Circulated/Uncirc No
Grade Add On No
SKU or Cert # 60011011

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1783 Washington Draped Bust, No Button copper. Baker-2B, Vlack 15-K. AU-55 (PCGS). Plain edge. By far the scarcer of the two varieties of the Draped Bust without button, easily distinguished by the small arc die crack beneath the 3 of the date. Nice choice dark chocolate brown with smooth surfaces and just minor scattered contact marks. This variety was struck for circulation (it is not one of the 19th century "restrikes" that was actually made from new dies using old hubs), and most are seen well circulated. Breen opined that it was unknown as a type in Mint State, though there was a beautiful one hiding in the Eric P. Newman Collection. This variety was, for some reason, left out of the Whitman Colonial book, which perhaps speaks to the infrequency of its offerings (most are Vlack 13-J). A specimen in American Numismatic Rarities sale of the Old Colony Collection brought about $750 in 2005. This problem-free piece will prove tough to upgrade for those collecting the circulating Washington coppers by variety or type.

Additional

Additional Information

Grading Service PCGS
Grade N/A
Designation N/A
Mint Location No
Strike Type No
Circulated/Uncirc No
Grade Add On No
SKU or Cert # 60011011

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