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1787 NOVA EBORAC -
Large Head, Seated Figure Facing Right

Obverse of 1787 Nova Eborac - Large Head, Seated Figure Facing Right     Reverse of 1787 Nova Eborac - Large Head, Seated Figure Facing Right

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Recent appearances:
Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection" Sale - Part 1, February 18-20, 2001

PCGS AU-50.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Pre-Long Beach Sale", September 23 & 24, 2002, Lot 69, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "PCGS graded AU-50. This is Breen-989. Light brown in color and well preserved, although we note the planchet is not quite perfectly smooth, it is certainly far better than most copper encountered from the period. Struck slightly off center on the obverse towards one o'clock, with the obverse lettering weak in areas and some of the tops of the letters are off the edge. The male figure is reasonably sharp, and the curious domed hair is a copy from the earlier Connecticut coins. Clean surfaces and a very choice specimen for the grade. PCGS has graded only a single coin in this category, with 2 higher, one each in the next higher AU grades, according to that service. An important offering which would be difficult to best.  These were struck by John Bailey probably in the summer of 1787 at his mint in New York City and possibly in the Ogden and Rindell mint in Elizabeth Town, New Jersey, and they have been punch linked by Breen to the famous Brasher coinage. The motto, VIRT. ET LIB. is Latin for 'strength and freedom'."

"Nearly Extremely Fine".  Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, August 25, 2001, Lot 1420, where it was described as follows: "1787 Nova Eborac Copper, Reverse Figure Facing Left [on this coin, the figure actually faces left - RG], nearly Extremely Fine.  112.1 grains. Deep olive-green in color, with reddish high points. The reverse has traces of green verdigris and a patch of old, red corrosion on the left side of the reverse. Formerly Lot 663 in Auctions by Bowers and Merena, Inc. "The Danny Arnold Collection and the Romisa Collection," September 17-19, 1984 (accompanied by the original lot envelope)."

PCGS VF-20 (illustrated above).  Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, December 9, 2000, Lot 885 - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, April 21, 2001, Lot 1076