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Early American Coppers

(2007)


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Chuck is a recognized expert on the early copper coinage of the United States. He is a frequent lecturer at coin meetings and shows across America. Chuck's program includes a detailed history of the Colonial issues and early large and half cents. This lecture-with-slides includes: * examples of the pre-Federal issues of 1783-1791 * the first issues to say "cent" and "e pluribus unum" * token issues including those later overstruck by the US government * the large cents of 1793 including the chain, wreath, and Liberty cap * an explanation and examples of the evolution of the Liberty design and the men who created them * design changes in 1808 and 1816 * examples of proof only issues and their scarcity * half cents and their design changes and rarity Speaker(s): Charles "Chuck" Heck.
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