1796 Edwards Copy Kenny-1 R7- (Rarity 8 in Brass) PCGS MS62                   $22,500



Frosty light greenish olive brown with small, subtle splashes of reddish chocolate toning in the field off the chin and traces of lighter brown and tan in protected areas of the reverse. Although these normally come on copper planchets, this example looks more like brass. A tiny spot of darker olive toning over the 9 in the date is the best identifying mark. The 7 and 9 in the date are clearly repunched and the entire piece is sharply struck. The dies were handmade and the workmanship is of good quality. The resulting design is a fairly accurate representation of the genuine article, but it is far from perfect. The planchets used for these copies were cut from rolled copper and are a bit thinner than the genuine version. A nice example of this extremely rare and famous copy. Weight 89.5 grains. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label.

Ex H. O. Granberg 11/7/1907 ($100)-Chicago Coin Company (via Theophile E. "Ted" Leon)-unknown-Bowers & Merena 3/1998:78-unknown-Heritage Numismatic Auctions 1/13/2005:6959-James R. McGuigan-Ray Rouse, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc., 9/14/2008:33-R. Tettenhorst-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 96.3.7).


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