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Obverse of 1787 Brasher Doubloon - Punch on Shield     Reverse of 1787 Brasher Doubloon - Punch on Shield

"EB" Hallmark on Shield

Variety: Breen 982, Rulau-E NY 82A

Mintage: Unrecorded, only one known!

Designer: Ephraim Brasher
Engraver: Ephraim Brasher

Diameter: 30 mm

Metal Content:

Gold, fineness unknown

Weight: 411.5 grains


This is the only example known with the "EB" hallmark punched over the shield on the eagle's breast.  ex Charles Ira Bushnell - Bowers & Ruddy Galleries "Garrett, Part IV" March 25-26, 1981, Lot 2340, "VF" at $625,000 - reportedly sold in late 1994 for $900,000.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of United States and Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

"Standard Catalog of United States Tokens 1700-1900" by Russell Rulau

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

NGC EF-45 (illustrated above).  Bushnell - Garrett - HNAI 1/05 FUN Sale