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    1787 Nova Eborac Copper, MS66 Brown
    Seated Left, Breen-986, W-5755
    Finest Known Example, Ex: Norweb-Partrick

    1787 COPPER Nova Eborac Copper, Seated Left, Breen-986, W-5755, R.3, MS66 Brown NGC. Ex: Norweb. The 1787 Nova Eborac coppers may have been struck by John Bailey and Ephraim Brasher, as they are known to have filed a petition to produce copper coinage with the New York State Assembly on February 11, 1787. The letter punches used for the Nova Eborac coppers are identical with those used on the famous Brasher doubloon, providing a solid link between the two issues. Their petition was not approved, but Bailey and Brasher probably struck the coins on their own authority in their New York City workshop.

    We believe this impressive Premium Gem is the finest known example of the W-5755 variety. Considerable golden-tan overtones are seen on the pristine olive-brown surfaces. Full luster is apparent. This piece exhibits exceptional centering despite the absence of border dentils. The date is full (only about 20% of known specimens have a full date) and the head is sharply detailed. A thin die break is evident from the top of the shield to B in LIB. As of April, 2021, NGC has certified three Mint State examples of this variety, including the present Premium Gem, MS64 Brown (Partrick duplicate), and MS61 Brown (another Partrick duplicate). This coin is plated on the NGC Coin Explorer website. Listed on page 66 of the 2022 Guide Book.
    Ex: New Netherlands Coin Company (privately, 9/23/1954); Norweb Collection (Bowers and Merena, 3/1988), lot 2677; Marvin Browder; Ed Milas; Stack's; Jon Hanson (8/8/1998); Donald Groves Partrick; Partrick Collection (Heritage, 1/2015), lot 5665 (as MS65 Brown NGC); Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 2/2018), lot 3691 (as MS66 Brown NGC).

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2B4A, PCGS# 478)


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