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Lot 1039

1837. Feuchtwanger Cent. NGC graded MS-62. Listed by Rulau & Fuld as NY HT-268 (6G). A strictly Mint State example with muted luster due to streaky toning on both sides. Feuchtwanger developed this metal as an alternative to the pure copper used in the Large Cents of the period. His goal was to become the sole supplier of the metal to the U.S. Mint, but the plan was never adopted. Feuchtwanger was a little ahead of his time -- just under twenty years later, the Mint went with a Copper-Nickel mixture for the new Flying Eagle Small Cents, in diameter and color very similar to the good Doctor's mixture.
Estimated Value $250 - 300.

Realized $288

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