1792 Silver Center cent highlights Heritage auction

Early Philadelphia Mint pattern among lots in CSNS sale
By , Coin World
Published : 03/30/12
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An example of one of the first coins struck inside the Philadelphia Mint, a 1792 Silver Center cent pattern, will be offered by Heritage Auctions in its April 18 to 20 sale in conjunction with the Central States Numismatic Society’s spring convention at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, Ill.

The present offering, one of fewer than 20 examples known, is the 54th auction appearance of any Silver Center cent since the first known offering 150 years ago, in November 1862.

The pattern is cataloged as Judd 1 in United States Pattern Coins, Experimental & Trial Pieces by J. Hewitt Judd, edited by Q. David Bowers.

The piece in the Heritage auction, Lot 5403, is graded Mint State 61 brown by Professional Coin Grading Service.

The coin is one of 4,185 lots of United States coins to be offered in five floor sessions.

The third session, Platinum Night, at 7 p.m. Central Daylight Time April 19, comprises 429 of the top lots from the entire auction.

A 15 percent buyer’s fee will be added to the final hammer price of each lot won.

For more details about the auction, visit Heritage Numismatic Auctions online at www.ha.com; write the firm at 3500 Maple Ave., 17th Floor, Dallas, TX 75219-3941; or telephone Heritage either at 800-872-6467 or 214-528-3500.

Some highlights:

(1694) London Elephant token, thick planchet, Lot 3006, PCGS MS-63 brown.

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