1795 George Washington North Wales 1/2P Token, Plain Edge Veriety, VF-35, PCGS


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This is a curious British made copper struck during George Washington’s presidency.  These tokens were most likely made in Birmingham, England but were used in commerce in the United States.  These coppers would have circulated during Washington’s presidency and after, concurrently with U.S. Half Cents.  The coins were struck from weakly engraved and distressed dies.  This was most likely done intentionally to give the pieces a worn look to facilitate acceptance in commerce.  This piece has nice brown surfaces and has the typical lack of detail common to the issue.  It has an attractive Washington portrait  and his name above GEORGEIVS WASHINGTON.  This is a very interesting and historic piece! It is listed in the Guide Book of United States Coins (Redbook) under Post Colonial Issues, P. 87 of the 2017 issue.  It has a catalog value of $500.00 in Very Fine.

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