1791 George Washington Large Eagle Cent

$ 20.00

In stock

SKU: EAC-173 Categories: ,


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 a coinage starved United States.

Obverse:  Portrait of George Washington surrounded by WASHINGTON PRESIDENT, 1791 below

Reverse:  Heraldic Eagle, ONE CENT above

Diameter:  30 mm

Made in the USA
Packaged in a coin collecting flip with the description of coin printed on the flip insert


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