"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