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    1785 Immune Columbia Silver, XF Details
    Plain Edge, W-1982
    Two or Three Known
    The Finest Seen

    1785 PIECE Immune Columbia, 13 Stars, Silver, Plain Edge, W-1982, R.8 -- Reverse Graffiti -- NGC Details. XF. Ex: Roper. 86.4 grains. 90% silver, 9% copper. The same Immune Columbia and Nova Constellatio dies as the previous lot. This die pairing in silver is usually found with a reeded edge as in the next lot, and rarely with a plain edge as offered here. Attractive bluish pewter-gray surfaces exhibit rose highlights on the devices. Delicate hairlines include trivial graffiti at the lower left reverse.

    Like other Immune Columbia die pairs, the number of examples known is uncertain, although a total of only two or three has been posited. In the 1982 Roper catalog, Stack's suggested that two examples exist. Breen also recorded two pieces in his 1988 Complete Encyclopedia, identifying the other example as the Lauder specimen, lot 191 that was plugged. Michael Hodder noted three in the Ford catalog. Q. David Bowers said URS-3 (three or four known) in the Whitman Colonial Encyclopedia. Neither Hodder nor Bowers recorded the identity of the third piece. In his article about the series that appeared in the January 1992 issue of The Numismatist, J. Bruce Jackson identified a third example in the Ted Craige estate with no prior provenance. However, no such piece appeared in the 2013 sale of colonials from the Craige Collection.
    Ex: John L. Roper, 2nd (Stack's, 12/1983), lot 210; Jon Hanson (12/22/1984); Donald Groves Partrick.


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    January, 2015
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