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    1787 New York Excelsior Copper, Extraordinary XF45
    W-5780, Eagle Right

    1787 N YORK New York Excelsior Copper, Eagle Right, Breen-979, W-5780, High R.6, XF45 PCGS. Any roster of high-grade Eagle Right Excelsior coppers must include this incredibly Choice XF example. Glossy, deep-chocolate surfaces are perfectly balanced side-to-side, untouched by any significant abrasions or marks and only the merest hint of granularity that hugs the raised elements, visible with a strong lens. The central definition on both sides suggests an even finer grade. John Bailey and Ephraim Brasher, New York neighbors and highly successful metalsmiths, independently sought contracts from the New York State legislature to manufacture copper coins. In actuality, they were most likely working together.

    This is the New York Arms type of Excelsior copper, both eagles facing right. In light, the deeply toned surfaces display hints of burgundy that enrich the original, attractive patina. The preservation is exceptional for the issue, which is seldom offered and extremely rare this fine. It is the finest example we have offered in the 25-year compilation of our auction archives. Listed on page 66 of the 2018 Guide Book. Population: 1 in 45, 0 finer (9/17).
    From The Liberty Collection, Part IV.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# B8E3, PCGS# 424)

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2017
    2nd-4th Thursday-Saturday
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