Almost Uncirculated

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Almost Uncirculated

Describing a coin or banknote with only the slightest of abrasions or signs of wear. These coins may be worth a fair amount of money, though they are illiquid assets. See also: Numismatics.
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This specimen is the finer of only two 1794 dollars in any PCGS About Uncirculated grade, the other example (AU-53) traded dealer to dealer within the last year for a reported $350,000.
To cite a few: Lot #4001, a 1792 half disme (half dime) in about uncirculated 55 condition.
The third finest known example of a variety of 1798 Large Cent, cataloged as Sheldon 155 and graded About Uncirculated 55, realized $25,300.