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1783 NOVA CONSTELLATIO COPPER -
Blunt Rays on Reverse / Small "U.S" on obverse -
Crosby 3-C

          

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Recent appearances:
PCGS AU-58 (illustrated above).  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 1013.

PCGS AU-50.  Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, August 25, 2001, Lot 1366, "Boldly struck and very well-detailed in all aspects, surfaces uniform with microscopic roughness, as made. Dark chocolate brown, surfaces with only very light even wear on the high points, fully AU in sharpness and overall appearance..."

PCGS VF-35 (illustrated below).  Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, October 14, 2000, Lot 983, "123.0 grains"

PCGS VF-30.  Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, December 9, 2000, Lot 853, where it was described as follows: "1783 Nova Constellatio Copper, Blunt Rays, Crosby 3-C, PCGS graded VF-30.  Dark brown in color, with decent, perfectly acceptable surfaces and a nice, even strike. Perfect for type purposes."

Very Fine.  Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, August 25, 2001, Lot 1365, "Dark brown and nicely detailed, but with several patches of red verdigris on both sides and a tiny rim ding at the top of the obverse."

    

Images courtesy of Early American History Auctions, Inc.