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    1787 New York Excelsior Copper, AU50
    Eagle on Globe Right, Arrows at Right
    W-5780, Single Finest Certified
    Ex: Lorin G. Parmelee

    1787 New York Excelsior Copper, Eagle on Globe Right, AU50 NGC. W-5780, High R.6. The seven varieties of the 1787 Excelsior tokens are all very rare, and privately issued by John Bailey and Ephraim Brasher. W-5780 pairs a New York arms obverse, eagle on globe facing right, with an eagle reverse, arrows in right (facing) claw. As of 10/20, NGC has certified four examples, respectively as VF Details, XF Details, XF40, and AU50. The finest at PCGS is graded XF45, which makes the present lot the finest certified W-5780 copper. It is much sharper than the typical example, and the medium brown surfaces are exemplary save for a small flan flaw between the letters L and U in PLURIBUS. As usual for the variety, the obverse is slightly off center toward 3 o'clock, and the reverse is moderately off center toward 1:30. Listed on page 68 of the 2021 Guide Book.
    Ex: Lorin G. Parmelee Collection (New York Coin & Stamp, 6/1890), lot 455; Hillyer Ryder; F.C.C. Boyd; John J. Ford, Jr. (Stack's, 4/2004), lot 310; Donald G. Partrick.

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


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