Great trip downtown today. The tree at Macy's Walnut Room is beautiful. Lunch was beautiful, too. All you can eat buffet! My favorite waiter served me and I was in heaven. Oh yes...there was a trip to the coin shop too.
There was a 1793 Wreath cent. The grade was Poor-1. The lowest grade possible. Well worn. The head of Liberty was plain, along with the wreath, and not much else. Lettered edge. This old copper coin obviously got out into he world and did its job. How many hands did this coin pass through? What did it buy? How many years did it circulate until some collector took it in?
This coin is a wonderful type coin. It's a genuine piece of history. it's not in super-duper mint state, but it is a Wreath cent. This coin would be a good fit into a type set. It would fill one of the last holes to be filled. Just because it isn't sparkling new, does not mean it's not desirable.
This coin is special. I'd love to own it.