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    1783 Nova Constellatio Copper, MS66 Brown
    Crosby 2-B, Pointed Rays, Small US
    The Sharpest Eye Ever Seen

    1783 COPPER Nova Constellatio Copper, Pointed Rays, Small US MS66 Brown NGC. CAC. Crosby 2-B, W-1865, R.2. 139.6 grains. The reader is referred to three articles that provide the current knowledge of the Nova Constellatio copper coinage. The first is "The Source of the Nova Constellatio Copper Coinage" from the January 1960 issue of The Numismatic Scrapbook, and reprinted in the current catalog courtesy of Coin World. The second is Eric P. Newman's article "New Thoughts on the Nova Constellatio Private Copper Coinage" that appeared in the 1995 Coinage of the American Confederation Period, edited by Philip L. Mossman and published by the American Numismatic Society. That article is reprinted in the current catalog courtesy of ANS. The third article, "An Examination of the 'New Constellation' Coppers in Relation to the Nova Constellatio - Constellatio Nova Debate" by Louis Jordan appeared in the December 2000 issue of The Colonial Newsletter.

    This extraordinary Mint State copper has an extremely strong strike, with the all-seeing eye sharper than we have ever seen. It is clearly a special piece, showing additional fine obverse die lines that are not visible on most examples. The appearance of the previous two pieces suggests the dies were lapped after this example was struck. Both sides have glossy chocolate and blue-steel surfaces. The finest Nova Constellatio copper NGC has graded by two points (8/14).
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2AYX, PCGS# 801)


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2014
    14th-15th Friday-Saturday
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    Truth Seeker: The Life of Eric P. Newman (softcover)
    A powerful and intimidating dealer of the 1960s, backed by important colleagues, was accused of selling fraudulent gold coins and ingots to unsuspecting numismatists. Who would go up against a man like that and, over the course of decades, prove the fraud? Who would expose a widely respected scholar as a thief, then doggedly pursue recovery of coins that the scholar had stolen from an embarrassed numismatic organization, all over the objections of influential collectors who had bought coins with clouded titles? Eric P. Newman would - and did. Reserve your copy today.
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