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    Finest Known Nova Eborac, Facing Right, Ex: Bushnell, Winsor, Mills, Boyd

    1787 COPPER Nova Eborac Copper, Seated Right MS63 Brown PCGS. Breen-987. Struck from the later state of the dies with a significant die break on the reverse at the foot of Liberty, also the cinquefoil in that same area is very weak. After the ill-fated Seated Left variant, it appears engravers John Bailey and Gilbert Rindell still had not learned how to properly sink relief for striking coinage. This reverse was sunk too deeply, and as a result, the relief is usually softly defined. On this piece, however, it appears extra care was taken in its manufacture and the reverse is well brought up, except on the uppermost portions of the drapery.
    The exceptionally fine condition of this coin was noted by Charles Bushnell, who covered the piece with a thin layer of shellac to preserve the color. Both obverse and reverse are slightly off center with extra flan on the left portion of each side and some of the lettering cut off on the right side. The surfaces are a lovely medium brown with faint portions of mint red still in evidence in the more protected areas. As already stated, the striking details are exceptionally strong on each side and there are no detracting abrasions or copper spots in evidence. This is the finest Nova Eborac graded by either of the major services, and in fact the closest coins in grade are three AU55s.
    Ex: Charles Bushnell Collection (S.H. & H. Chapman, 11/20/1882), lot 893; Richard B. Winsor Collection (S.H. & H. Chapman, 12/16/1895), lot 166; John G. Mills Collection (S.H. & H. Chapman, 4/27/1904), lot 352; F.C.C. Boyd Estate.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2B49, PCGS# 475)


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    January, 2006
    4th-7th Wednesday-Saturday
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