1791 Washington Coppers are extremely hard to come by, but are always very popular as they were minted in 1791 while George Washington was still alive and still President.
- PCGS encapsulation ensures the quality and the AU-55 condition of this coin.
- Obverse: Depicts a uniformed portrait of Washington, facing left, with "WASHINGTON PRESIDENT."
- Reverse: Displays the following texts: "ONE CENT and 1791" which surrounds an eagle with its wings spread while clutching the familiar olive branch in one talon and arrows in the other.
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Washington cents are truly important pieces of history. They were struck in 1791 to honor the General of the Continental Armies and our first President. Although the war wounds were still fresh, many pieces honoring George Washington were struck in England intending to be sold in the newly-formed United States. We are uncertain as to where and to whom struck this Washington copper coin. These were intended by the minter to persuade the new US government to consider these large copper medals to be used as our first cents, a move which Washington himself opposed. This is the keystone of any advanced colonial collection!