Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    1787 New York Excelsior Copper, XF45
    Eagle on Globe Left, W-5785
    Silvered, Finest at NGC

    1787 N YORK New York Excelsior Copper, Eagle on Globe Left, Silvered, XF45 NGC. W-5785, R.6. Ephraim Brasher and John Bailey are believed responsible for the very rare New York Excelsior tokens. Five varieties were produced, and due to different designs, each receives a separate Guide Book listing. W-5780 and W-5785 pair the New York State arms with a spread eagle. The eagle on the globe faces right on W-5780, and faces left on W-5785. The 10/20 NGC Census lists only four W-5785 examples, one each as Fine, Very Fine, VF Details, and XF45. The XF45 example is not the present lot, but the Eric P. Newman specimen from lot 15022 in our November 2017 Signature Sale. That coin has a lamination at 9 o'clock and is less sharp than this impressive piece, which has smooth medium brown surfaces with olive-gray color where silvering remains. Listed on page 68 of the 2021 Guide Book.
    Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green; Farish Baldenhofer Sale (Stack's, 11/1955), lot 49; Bowers and Merena (3/1990), lot 1126; Jon Hanson (3/28/1990); Donald G. Partrick.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2B3M, PCGS# 427)

    View all of [The Donald G. Partrick Collection ]

    View Certification Details from NGC

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2021
    20th-24th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 33
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 473

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    20% of the successful bid (minimum $19) per lot.

    Sold on Jan 24, 2021 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 10 days left to consign to the 2021 July 8 - 12 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction !

    Learn about consigning with us

    You will never be ripped off, scammed, or knowingly sold fakes on Heritage's ongoing online coin auctions, and sometimes the deals are amazing! You can do price research, grade comparisons, you name it (heck, I could almost write a whole article about the ways to use Heritage's Web site!).
    Susan Headley
    Coin Host/Journalist,,
    New York, NY
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search