Lot #20. 1812 Classic Cent. S-291. Rarity-2. Small Date. VF-30 (PCGS).
The January 2009 Orlando Rarities Sale - 1/4/2009
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A challenging type that is very difficult to find "nice," the Classic Cent is usually offered heavily worn with corrosion or otherwise significant impairments. The present example, however, is only moderately circulated, and plenty of bold definition remains to both sides. Grayish-brown surfaces are a bit subdued in appearance, but they are smooth with no bothersome granularity or other signs of corrosion. With no sizeable abrasions, this coin would fit equally well into a specialized early Copper collection or a circulated type set.