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Lot 807

1792 Birch Cent. Electrotype Copy. A copper electrotype representation of one of America's most desirable coins, probably for a museum display. The 1792 Birch Cent is a "dream coin" for about 99.999999% of all collectors, regardless of financial status. Just viewing the original Judd-2 and Judd-11 examples of the present sale, one can easily understand how a serious love affair can develop with any copper pattern of 1792. Unfortunately, obtaining any 1792 pattern is going to require some serious bucks and a nice amount of luck! For all of our bidders who would like a representation of this famous issue, here is your chance. Electrotyping is a process, commonly utilized by museums, by which an impression of the original coin is produced in wax, or something similar, and coated in an electrical conductor. The present copy used copper as the conduit and resulted in a single shell. It appears that only an obverse copy was made for the inside of the shell appears that it was not filled. The surfaces have light brown color and a glossy luster. All detail is sharp, a perfect model of the Birch Cent, very choice About Uncirculated.
Estimated Value $500 - 1,000.

Realized $978

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