|Title||1785 Nova Constellation Copper, Blunt Rays, BN|
|Service Catalog #||810|
1785 C NOVA Nova Constellatio Copper, Blunt Rays, CONSTELATIO, Crosby 1-B, W-1880, R.4, XF45 NGC. Die alignment: 210?. A problem-free example of this distinctive Guide Book type, with mellow brown coloration and just enough wear to show that these coins played a real role in commerce and were not just novelties. The bold reverse die break can clearly be seen above the date. Eric P. Newman wrote a masterful overview of this series in the 1995 Coinage of the Americas Conference proceedings. Listed on page 56 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15240, realized $960. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.
|Image Collection||Eric P. Newman Collection, Part IX|