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Hall-Wurtzbach-Brand-Collins 1796 Repub Ameri Token or "Penny"

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From the Jack Collins Collection (Stack's April 30-May 1, 1996, Lot 69) with lot ticket. Earlier, ex Dr. Thomas Hall, Carl Wurtzbach to Virgil Brand in 1918, Brand Collection to New Netherlands Coin Company ca. 1958, to Jack Collins privately (from John Ford) in June 1988.

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1796 Washington Repub Ameri token or penny. Baker-68, Breen-1275. Copper. MS-63 BN (PCGS). Plain edge. The rarer of the two varieties of Repub Ameri tokens, this one struck during Washington's lifetime (1796) rather than as a memorial piece, with the dates of Washington's birth and death under the bust truncation. Coin-like enough to have been included in both the Breen Encyclopedia and the Dalton and Hamer work on Conder tokens, this type is avidly sought out by both collectors of Washington medals and early American coins and tokens. This example is rich, choice chocolate brown with deeply reflective fields and exemplary eye appeal. A glass picks up some natural little flaws (lint marks and the like) and some very minor hairlines, but nothing serious. The last example of Baker-68 I had was the Norweb specimen, a raw gem that brought $4,600. This example, with a similarly august provenance, is just about as nice. It would make for not just a fine addition to a Washingtoniana or early American coin cabinet, but a nice partner to a 1793 Chain AMERI cent; only this and the famed Sheldon-1 use the "Ameri" spelling to abbreviate America among early American coins and tokens. 

Additional Information

Grading Service PCGS
Grade MS63
Designation BN
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type No
Circulated/Uncirc Uncirculated
Grade Add On N/A
SKU or Cert # 28757304

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1796 Washington Repub Ameri token or penny. Baker-68, Breen-1275. Copper. MS-63 BN (PCGS). Plain edge. The rarer of the two varieties of Repub Ameri tokens, this one struck during Washington's lifetime (1796) rather than as a memorial piece, with the dates of Washington's birth and death under the bust truncation. Coin-like enough to have been included in both the Breen Encyclopedia and the Dalton and Hamer work on Conder tokens, this type is avidly sought out by both collectors of Washington medals and early American coins and tokens. This example is rich, choice chocolate brown with deeply reflective fields and exemplary eye appeal. A glass picks up some natural little flaws (lint marks and the like) and some very minor hairlines, but nothing serious. The last example of Baker-68 I had was the Norweb specimen, a raw gem that brought $4,600. This example, with a similarly august provenance, is just about as nice. It would make for not just a fine addition to a Washingtoniana or early American coin cabinet, but a nice partner to a 1793 Chain AMERI cent; only this and the famed Sheldon-1 use the "Ameri" spelling to abbreviate America among early American coins and tokens. 

Additional

Additional Information

Grading Service PCGS
Grade MS63
Designation BN
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type No
Circulated/Uncirc Uncirculated
Grade Add On N/A
SKU or Cert # 28757304

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