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    1785 Immune Columbia, George III Mule, VF20
    Lightest Recorded Weight

    1785 PIECE Immune Columbia Piece, George III Obverse, W-1995, High R.6 VF20 NGC. CAC. 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 mystery of where these pieces were made, and by whom, continues with this copper. Those who believe the Confederatio, Immune Columbia, and Nova Constellatio coins were all struck in England consider these pieces to be of English origin as well. American manufacture is suggested by others, who attribute this piece among Machin's Mills coins struck in upstate New York. However, the obverse does not appear with any other copper issues. The letters VS in GEORGIVS are low, and lost in the hair detail at the back of the head: That feature alone is diagnostic. A firm answer to the question of manufacture for this piece may help solve the numismatic riddle regarding the manufacture of all related varieties.
    Ex: From England; New Netherlands (59th Sale, 6/1967), lot 1066; Ted L. Craige; Alan Kessler; David Sonderman (4/4/1983); Donald Groves Partrick.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 835)


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

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    January, 2015
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