This week’s Coins in Motion Highlight is a great coin, a Bar
“cent” produced. in 1785. Although collectors refer to this as a “cent,” the
coin is too lightweight to be valued in circulation as a cent. This scarce type
features a bold USA on the front, and 13 lines on the back to represent the 13
colonies. One might notice that the USA type is very similar to buttons that
would have been worn by soldiers in the Continental Army. It is interesting to
note that these Bar coppers were actually produced in England, possibly at the
Birmingham Mint. At any rate, these items are immensely popular and this
example should bring strong bids in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries June 2021
Costa Mesa Auction.
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