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    1787 Hispaniola Auctori Plebis Token
    Breen-1148, Blundered Date, VG10

    1787 TOKEN Auctori Plebis Token VG10 NGC. Breen-1148, R.7. The Auctori Plebis token series includes pieces with both left and right-facing busts, though it is uncertain if the same coiner made both varieties. The bust-right pieces display an alternate reverse motif, depicting a harp, with one of three legends around the border: HISPANIOLA, NORTH WALES, or BRITAINS ISLES. Breen describes all as extremely rare, and lists two varieties for the HISPANIOLA variant. This piece represents the "blundered date" variety, with the 3 misplaced far left. The smooth, problem-free surfaces boast even chestnut-brown patina, while the central devices are well outlined, and all legends are readable. This is a pleasing example of this rare bust-right token.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 26XG, PCGS# 601)


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
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