1799 1C, BN MS (PCGS# 1443)
The March 2012 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 4031
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Medium brown on the obverse and reverse with a fairly sharp date and LIBERTY above, features that are desirable on this date in particular. The surfaces have normal circulation marks and a couple of small patches of raised patina or roughness, but are generally smooth. The mintage of 1799 Large cents was obviously low, these were mixed in with the release of the 1798s so an exact number may never be determined. Given the few seen over the generations and popularity, the prices of 1799 cents has always been strong and they are regarded as one of the key dates. Furthermore, an additional challenge comes in the form of about half of the 1799 cents are overdates, and thus many collectors desire an example of each of these major types. An impressive example that should suit most collectors.