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    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)


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