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    1786 New York Copper, Fine Details
    NON VI VIRTUTE VICI, Small Head
    Baker-13, W-5730

    1786 N YORK New York Copper, NON VI VIRTUTE VICI, Small Head -- Environmental Damage -- PCGS Genuine. Fine Details. Baker-13, W-5730, Musante GW-07, R.6. An important rarity in the New York and Washington series. The obverse features a crude portrait of General George Washington facing right with the motto NON VI VIRTUTE VICI around, which translates roughly as won by virtue not by force. The reverse depicts Liberty seated facing right with a pileus and scales of justice. The date 1786 is in the exergue, and the legend NEO EBORACENSIS around, Latin for New York. About 25 pieces are believed known, mostly in circulated grades, and two contemporary counterfeits also exist. This well-centered deep-brown representative is corroded but remains pleasing for the type. The legends, dentils, and outlines of the major design elements are strong. Listed on page 66 of the 2020 Guide Book.
    From The Poulos Family Collection, Part II.


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    September, 2019
    5th-8th Thursday-Sunday
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