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Obverse of 1786 Nova Constellation Copper - Crosby 1-A     Reverse of 1786 Nova Constellation Copper - Crosby 1-A

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1786 NOVA CONSTELLATIO COPPER -
Crosby 1-A

Significant examples:
PCGS VF-25 (illustrated above).  Ex - Wesley Van Olden - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc. "Long Beach Sale", September 18-20, 2003, Lot 5218, illustrated, "...Crosby 1-A. The 1786 Nova Constellatio is one of the major rarities among early American coppers. These extremely scarce coppers were patterned after the earlier dated Morris coins by an uncertain maker. The Garrett specimen, conservatively rated as Fine 12, is probably the finest known of as few as six examples extant and realized $6500 nearly a quarter of a century ago. This example is lightly struck, as on nearly all remaining pieces, with scattered bits of porosity and a triangular indentation on the obverse..."

Notes:
This was the only use of the obverse and reverse dies.

Obverse of 1786 Nova Constellation Copper - Crosby 1-A      Reverse of 1786 Nova Constellation Copper - Crosby 1-A

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.