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1783 NOVA CONSTELLATIO COPPER -
 Pointed Rays on reverse / Large "U.S." on obverse -
Crosby 1-A

Obverse of 1783 Nova Constellatio Copper - Crosby 1-A - Late Die State     Reverse of 1783 Nova Constellatio Copper - Crosby 1-A - Late Die State

Images courtesy of Early American History Auctions, Inc. (Late Die State)

Recent appearances:
"Extremely Fine" (illustrated above).  Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, August 25, 2001, Lot 1363, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "1783 Nova Constellatio Copper, Pointed Rays / Large US, Crosby 1-A, Extremely Fine.  Late state of the dies, with the mushy details that seem to be typical of this variety.  Dark, chocolate brown in color, with lighter high points.  Two old, hairline scratches are well-hidden between the E and R of LIBERTAS; otherwise, this piece is choice."

PCGS EF-40.  Ex - Superior Stamp & Coin's "The ANA 2000 National Money Show Auction", March 2-3, 2000, Lot 13, "Breen 1106...Sharp EDS"

"VF-35".  Ex - Stacks Fixed Price List, December 11, 1989 - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Coin Sale", May 27-29, 2001, Lot 1010, plated, where it was described as follows: "1783 Nova Constellatio Copper Crosby 1-A Rarity-1 VF35. Choice glossy medium brown. Nearly flawless. A light scuff in the field under the S in US and a couple very tiny planchet chips in the surrounding field are the only defects, and they are trivial. Nicely struck EDS. A choice example of this early American colonial issue. Weight 138.9 grains."

PCGS VF-25.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Robert W. Schwan Collection," October 26-27, 2000, Lot 9, "Breen 1106...faint, old scratch crosses U.S. on the obverse," not illustrated, sold for $184.00

    

Images courtesy of Superior Stamp & Coin (Early Die State)

Obverse of 1783 Nova Constellatio Copper - Crosby 1-A     Reverse of 1783 Nova Constellatio Copper - Crosby 1-A

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions (Intermediate Die State)

Obverse of 1783 Nova Constellatio Copper - Crosby 1-A     Reverse of 1783 Nova Constellatio Copper - Crosby 1-A

Images courtesy of Ron Guth