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    1787 Nova Eborac Copper, AU55
    Large Head, W-5750

    1787 COPPER Nova Eborac Copper, Large Head, Breen-985, W-5750, R.6, AU55 NGC. CAC. At one time, this piece was considered the second finest known, although it was called the third or fourth finest known in the 1968 New Netherlands catalog, where the catalogers wrote:

    "Whatever its Condition Census rating, this piece appears to be sharper than the Crosby Plate coin, and may even be better than the Earle-Clarke specimen, lot 778 in our 48th auction, Nov. 24. 1956."



    This exceptional example exhibits lovely olive-brown surfaces with maroon patina on the reverse. The strike is a trifle off-center with the wide borders at the upper obverse and lower reverse, and with other peripheral details tight against the edge of the planchet.
    Ex: Dr. Angus C. Black (New Netherlands, 60th Sale, 12/1968), lot 418; Donald Groves Partrick; (Heritage, 1/2015), lot 5664.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2B4C, PCGS# 484)


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

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2016
    6th-11th Wednesday-Monday
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