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    Undated Bar Copper, MS65 Brown
    First Published in November 1785

    (1785) COPPER Bar Copper, Breen-1145, W-8520, R.4, MS65 Brown NGC. CAC. 85.1 grains. Ex: Craige. Although no date appears on either side of the famous Bar copper, the coins were described in the New Jersey Gazette of November 12, 1785 as "A new and curious kind of copper." The date of that newspaper report is strong evidence to consider the original Bar coppers as productions of the same year. Details surrounding the production of these pieces remains sketchy at best, although they were probably manufactured by Thomas Wyon in Birmingham, England. Examples of this scarce colonial-era copper appear in the marketplace with some frequency, and most are in higher grades, although rarely are they as fine as this example from the Donald Groves Partrick Collection. This impressive Gem has lustrous light brown surfaces with reflective fields. An adequate strike is evident with full borders on both sides, although the reverse dentils are tight at 5 o'clock.
    Ex: Richard Picker; Ted L. Craige (5/18/1971); Donald Groves Partrick.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2B5J, PCGS# 599)


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