Produced by W. and Alex Walker of Birmingham, England, as examples of high-quality coins that they could produce for United States circulation at less cost than a government-run mint. Walker shipped 2,500 large eagle cents to Philadelphia for presentation to legislators. Most of these samples found their way into circulation in the coinage-starved United States.
Obverse: Portrait of George Washington surrounded by WASHINGTON PRESIDENT, 1791, below
Reverse: Heraldic Eagle, ONE CENT above, 1791
Diameter: 30 mm
Made in the USA
Packaged in a coin collecting flip with the description of the coin printed on the flip insert