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    1787 Nova Eborac Copper, MS63 Brown
    Large Head, W-5750
    The Norweb Finest Known

    1787 COPPER Nova Eborac Copper, Large Head, Breen-985, W-5750, R.6, MS63 Brown NGC. Ex: Norweb. Like so many other contemporary colonial issues, there is much speculation and little knowledge about these coppers. The obverse legend refers to New York, so that city is likely the mintage location. Breen attributed the engraving to John Bailey and Ephraim Brasher, although this cataloger believes the designs crude, and the dies probably engraved by one or more individuals of less talent than Bailey or Brasher; others may disagree.

    This impressive piece has splendid olive-brown surfaces with full cartwheel luster. Both sides exhibit splashes of golden-tan, faded from original red. A few surface marks at the central obverse are likely original planchet marks that were not struck out. This example from the Norweb Collection is finer than any other Nova Eborac Large Head coppers that we have encountered, although one other comparable piece from New Netherland's 51st sale was mentioned in the Norweb catalog. We have handled just under a dozen of these in our past auctions, mostly in the Fine to XF range. The finest is an AU55 PCGS example that was formerly lot 296 in the Ford Sale, Part II. The Eric P. Newman Part IV coin that we sold in May 2014 was graded XF40 NGC. Here is an exceptional opportunity to acquire a high-grade and eye-appealing example of this important copper variety.
    Ex: New Netherlands (1/1956); Norweb Collection (Bowers and Merena, 3/1988), lot 2676; Marvin Browder; Ed Milas; Stack's; Jon Hanson (8/8/1998); Donald Groves Partrick.

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


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