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1785 Bar Copper in MS-64 Brown Being Sold by Stack's Bowers Galleries in June 2021 Costa Mesa Auction

By Ben Mahaffey, Web Content Manager

Author: Ben Mahaffey / Thursday, April 29, 2021 / Categories: Coins In Motion Highlight of the Week

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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