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    1785 Immune Columbia, VF20
    George III Mule, W-1995

    1785 PIECE Immune Columbia Piece, George III Obverse VF20 NGC. CAC. W-1995, Low R.7. Ex: New Netherlands. 96.9 grains. The small planchet of this example is insufficient for the legends, with III REX mostly absent on the obverse, and only IMMU visible on the reverse. The date is almost entirely off the flan, with only the tops of each digit visible. The surfaces are generally smooth with trivial grade-consistent marks. Light brown devices contrast with the steel and maroon fields. Because the planchet was not perfectly round, the edges are irregular. The obverse die was too deeply engraved, so that the central device rarely shows detail, even on the finest survivors. The letters VS in GEORGIVS are low, and lost in the hair detail at the back of the head: That feature alone is diagnostic.
    Ex: From England; New Netherlands (59th Sale, 6/1967), lot 1066; Ted L. Craige; Alan Kessler; David Sonderman (4/4/1983); Donald Groves Partrick Collection (Heritage, 1/2015), lot 5649.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 835)

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Oct-Nov, 2015
    29th-1st Thursday-Sunday
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