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W-5790 variety, struck at Machin’s Mills and bearing an obverse portrait of Governor George Clinton in an apparent attempt to secure a coinage contract with New York.  Considered to be Rarity-7.

A classic rarity in the American colonial series, and a tough issue absent from many of the greatest collections ever formed.

Of those that did have a Clinton Cent, many have owned the same example through the years, such as the VF coin with a rim ding which appeared in the Groves sale in 1974, the Laird Park sale in 1976 and the Robison Collection in 1982, and the piece offered here, which has been owned for the last, oh, 8 decades by a veritable numismatic Who’s Who.

And while this piece is not perfect, with some flatness at the rim at 1 and 7 o’clock on the obverse, the color is a nice, natural, chocolate brown, the surfaces are smooth and all but unflawed, and the overall appearance suggests to us more VF than F.  Regardless of the grade assigned, this is a pleasing and highly collectible example of an issue that is seldom available.

Ex Stack’s March 2023 sale of the Sydney Martin Collection, lot #1082; earlier Stack’s-Bowers November 2012 sale of the John “Jack” Royse Collection, lot #6056; earlier Stack’s October 1989 sale of the Gilbert Steinberg Collection, lot #103, earlier Stack’s December 1983 sale of the Roper Collection, lot #274; earlier Abe Kosoff’s August 1947 ANA sale including the Robert Prann Collection, lot #602; earlier the Col. E.H.R. Green Collection.


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1787 George Clinton 1¢ Slab Image. W-5790 variety, struck at Machin's Mills and bearing a portrait of Governor George Clinton.  Considered to be Rarity-7.

Coin #: 433  |  Cert. #: 25247275

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