Lot 253: 1794 Franklin Press Token. Plain Edge. Choice About Uncirculated
Historic Autographs, Civil War Encased Postage Stamps, Colonial, Revolutionary War, Federal Era, Coins, Currency, Medals
December 10, 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
Franklin Press Tokens
Lustrous 1794 Franklin Press Token Choice About Unc.
1794 Franklin Press Token. Plain Edge. Choice About Uncirculated.
This lovely coin is struck from the early state of the dies which allows the reverse legends to be more sharply struck up and shown in greater detail than typically seen. One interesting small planchet edge irregularity or clip at 5:30. The chestnut surfaces are glossy and lustrous with a natural satiny appearance. A premium quality example of this major and popular colonial type displaying Benjamin Franklin's Philadelphia press. Ex: Early American Numismatics Mail Bid Sale, Dec. 11, 1993, Lot 76 with its insert tag.