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1652 Massachusetts Pine Tree shilling. Noe-13, W-780. Rarity-6. Large Planchet. Fine-12.
1652 Massachusetts Pine Tree shilling. Noe-13, W-780. Rarity-6. Large Planchet. Fine-12.  
39.2 grains. Better than average quality for Noe-13; the variety's usual range is About Good to Good with VG coins being worthwhile acquisitions. The Hain coin graded VG as did the Stearns piece. Roper's was Fine and the Noe plate coin was an excepti...
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Raw
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Price Realized:
$4,312.50
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1652 Massachusetts Pine Tree sixpence. Noe-32, W-660. Rarity-6+. Spiny Tree. Sharpness of EF
1652 Massachusetts Pine Tree sixpence. Noe-32, W-660. Rarity-6+. Spiny Tree. Sharpness of EF  
fine circular tooling marks come to light under low magnification. Still, a fairly remarkable example of the variety, somewhat higher in overall grade than nearly every other specimen seen by us. Both sides are light silver gray with a few areas mode...
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Raw
Grade:
Sharpness of EF
Price Realized:
$17,250.00
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(1667-69) Saint Patrick halfpenny. Breen-199. Genuine (PCGS).
(1667-69) Saint Patrick halfpenny. Breen-199. Genuine (PCGS).  
VF for sharpness and overall quality. Surfaces show some faint granularity, not at all uncommon for the issue. Chocolate brown fields and tan high points. Nicely centered with strong design details—most of the faces in the reverse crowd can be seen, ...
Service:
PCGS
Grade:
BN
Not Sold
4
1723 Rosa Americana penny. Breen-122, W-1278. AU-53 (PCGS).
1723 Rosa Americana penny. Breen-122, W-1278. AU-53 (PCGS).  
Deep golden brown with olive highlights. Choice for the grade with no surface marks other than die stress marks toward the rims. Nicely struck with strong central details.
Service:
PCGS
Grade:
AU 53
Not Sold
5
1723 Wood's Hibernia halfpenny. Martin 4.15-Gc37a. Rarity-2. Sharpness of EF
1723 Wood's Hibernia halfpenny. Martin 4.15-Gc37a. Rarity-2. Sharpness of EF  
cleaned long ago, now naturally retoned to a pleasing blend of chestnut and chocolate brown. 106.4 grains. 11 Harp Strings, no pellet before H, Small 3 repunched at top, two stops after date on reverse. Marginally off-center to the viewer's lower rig...
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Raw
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Sharpness of EF
Not Sold
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1724 Wood's Hibernia halfpenny. Martin 4.67-K.3. Rarity-2. VF-20.
1724 Wood's Hibernia halfpenny. Martin 4.67-K.3. Rarity-2. VF-20.  
100.4 grains. Medium golden brown with some lighter hues on the high points. Pleasing for the grade with no serious marks and plenty of eye appeal.
Service:
Raw
Grade:
VF 20
Price Realized:
$138.00
7
French Colonies. 1740-BB 1/2 sou marque. Billon. Vlack-325, Breen-609. Rarity-1. MS-62 (PCGS).
French Colonies. 1740-BB 1/2 sou marque. Billon. Vlack-325, Breen-609. Rarity-1. MS-62 (PCGS).  
Frosty steel gray with soft underlying lustre and with impressive eye appeal for the grade. Die defects at the 1 in the date make it appear fat and stubby. Choice for the grade.
Service:
PCGS
Grade:
MS 62
Not Sold
8
French Colonies. 1767-A sou. Breen-701. RF counterstamp. MS-62 BN (NGC).
French Colonies. 1767-A sou. Breen-701. RF counterstamp. MS-62 BN (NGC).  
Glossy deep chestnut brown and much finer overall than the typical Fine to VF pieces that crowd today's numismatic marketplace. RF counterstamp boldly impressed, all design elements crisp where showing—the RF impression naturally flattened some of th...
Service:
NGC
Grade:
MS 62 BN
Not Sold
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1785 Nova Constellatio copper. Crosby 4-D, W-1910. Script US, Pointed Rays. Rarity-4. MS-62 BN (PCGS).
1785 Nova Constellatio copper. Crosby 4-D, W-1910. Script US, Pointed Rays. Rarity-4. MS-62 BN (PCGS).  
Deep golden brown with plenty of soft mint orange and rose toning highlights. Nicely struck with full wreath, all-seeing eye, and rays details. Careful inspection fails to yield a mark worthy of reporting.
Service:
PCGS
Grade:
MS 62 BN
Price Realized:
$3,737.50
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1785 Vermont copper. Ryder-2, W-2005. Rarity-2. Landscape, VERMONTS. VF-20 (PCGS).
1785 Vermont copper. Ryder-2, W-2005. Rarity-2. Landscape, VERMONTS. VF-20 (PCGS).  
Deep olive-brown with a somewhat glossy planchet and with no serious marks to mention. Obverse rim through tops of RES PUBLIC, natural light flaws at 9:00, reverse rim through the tops of ELLA QU, weakness seen at ECI. Choice for the grade with far f...
Service:
PCGS
Grade:
VF 20 BN
Price Realized:
$1,495.00
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1787 Vermont copper. Ryder-13, W-2255. Rarity-1. Britannia reverse. EF details (NGC).
1787 Vermont copper. Ryder-13, W-2255. Rarity-1. Britannia reverse. EF details (NGC).  
"Environmental Damage," but no more so than usual for the issue. Ruddy chestnut brown with strong obverse detail, and with reverse details that are finer than typically encountered.
Service:
NGC
Grade:
EF details
Not Sold
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1787 Vermont copper. Ryder-13, W-2255. Rarity-1. BRITANNIA. VF-30 (PCGS).
1787 Vermont copper. Ryder-13, W-2255. Rarity-1. BRITANNIA. VF-30 (PCGS).  
A pleasing medium golden brown example with no serious flaws or roughness. Struck from an obverse intended for the Vermont series coupled with a weak reverse from the counterfeit halfpenny issues of the era. Truly choice overall with far more reverse...
Service:
PCGS
Grade:
VF 30 BN
Price Realized:
$690.00
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1786 New Jersey copper. Maris 16-L. Rarity-2. Protruding Tongue. Rahway Mint. Fine-12
1786 New Jersey copper. Maris 16-L. Rarity-2. Protruding Tongue. Rahway Mint. Fine-12   
144.1 grains. Tan to olive-brown with blushes of aquamarine on both sides. Planchet roughness—due to inclusions—is noted on the bottom half of the obverse. A prominent obverse rim cud is present at RE in CAESAREA, a feature shared by the example offe...
Service:
Raw
Grade:
Fine 12
Price Realized:
$172.50
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1786 New Jersey copper. Maris 18-M. Rarity-1. No Bridle. Rahway Mint. Fine-12
1786 New Jersey copper. Maris 18-M. Rarity-1. No Bridle. Rahway Mint. Fine-12   
138.2 grains. Blended tan and slate gray with maroon highlights. Porous surfaces overall with some heavy marks (or pits?) noted at the lower half of the shield. On this example, the die crack that forms the "bridle" feature is incomplete; it appears ...
Service:
Raw
Grade:
Fine 12
Not Sold
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1787 New Jersey copper. Maris 39-a. Rarity-2. Rahway Mint. VF-20
1787 New Jersey copper. Maris 39-a. Rarity-2. Rahway Mint. VF-20   
149.3 grains. Partially tan with blushes of chestnut brown. Wisps of navy blue ornament the borders. Granular roughness is noted in the fields, but the high points are comparatively hard. A couple of old scratches can be seen on the obverse under EA ...
Service:
Raw
Grade:
VF 20
Price Realized:
$161.00
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1787 New Jersey copper. Maris 43-d, W-5225. Rarity-1. Rahway Mint. EF-40 (ANACS)
1787 New Jersey copper. Maris 43-d, W-5225. Rarity-1. Rahway Mint. EF-40 (ANACS)   
Brass. An attractive example having brassy yellow high points. The fields are deeply toned in intermingled olive-green and navy blue. Close examination reveals several small planchet fissures on both sides. As impressions from the same dies are also ...
Service:
ANACS
Grade:
EF 40
Price Realized:
$299.00
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1787 New Jersey copper. Maris 43-d. Rarity-1. Rahway Mint. EF-40
1787 New Jersey copper. Maris 43-d. Rarity-1. Rahway Mint. EF-40   
151.2 grains. Glossy golden brown surfaces. Most design features in the horse's head and mane are sharp and majority of the shield vertical and horizontal elements are bold; comparable in quality to the examples that were offered in our sale of the J...
Service:
Raw
Grade:
EF 40
Price Realized:
$805.00
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1787 New Jersey copper. Maris 46-e, W-5250. Rarity-1. Small Planchet. AU-53 BN (PCGS)
1787 New Jersey copper. Maris 46-e, W-5250. Rarity-1. Small Planchet. AU-53 BN (PCGS)  
An exceptional New Jersey colonial coin with smooth and even surfaces, attractive light chocolate brown color, and a solid strike. Bold die clashing as always seen on this pairing, enough to obliterate the first two digits of the date. Close scrutiny...
Service:
PCGS
Grade:
AU 53
Price Realized:
$690.00
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1787 New Jersey copper. Maris 46-e. Rarity-1. Rahway Mint. EF-45
1787 New Jersey copper. Maris 46-e. Rarity-1. Rahway Mint. EF-45   
155.5 grains. Golden brown surfaces. A lovely example, comparable in sharpness and die state to the AU specimen offered in our sale of the John J. Ford Collection, Part I, October 2003, Lot 163. The obverse die is heavily clashed, boldly displaying h...
Service:
Raw
Grade:
EF 45
Price Realized:
$1,152.30
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1787 New Jersey copper. Maris 56-n. Rarity-1. Camel Head. EF-40
1787 New Jersey copper. Maris 56-n. Rarity-1. Camel Head. EF-40   
104.8 grains. Blended olive-brown and tan toning complements hard surfaces. About equal—in terms of eye appeal—with the most attractive example of the variety (out of the half dozen offered) in our sale of the John J. Ford Collection, Part I, in Octo...
Service:
Raw
Grade:
EF 40
Price Realized:
$920.00
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1787 New Jersey copper. Maris 62-q. Rarity-3. Morristown Mint. EF-40
1787 New Jersey copper. Maris 62-q. Rarity-3. Morristown Mint. EF-40   
145.2 grains. Hard, golden brown surfaces. Lightly struck at the centers, but bold at the borders. Much original lustre can be seen at the peripheries. Border dentilation is complete on both sides and the reverse shows excellent centering; presumably...
Service:
Raw
Grade:
EF 40
Price Realized:
$862.50
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1787 New Jersey copper. Maris 63-q. Rarity-3. Morristown Mint. VF-30
1787 New Jersey copper. Maris 63-q. Rarity-3. Morristown Mint. VF-30   
155.4 grains. Cleaned long ago and since retoned golden brown with blue and violet highlights. Advanced reverse die state with internal cuds at left side and top of shield. Nice eye appeal for the grade.
Service:
Raw
Grade:
VF 30
Price Realized:
$373.75
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1787 New Jersey copper. Maris 63-q. Rarity-3. VF-20
1787 New Jersey copper. Maris 63-q. Rarity-3. VF-20   
137.5 grains. Blended olive-brown and slate-gray toning with pale violet highlights. Both surfaces show porosity, most prominently in the fields. A comparatively early reverse die state without the internal cuds seen on many specimens, on the left an...
Service:
Raw
Grade:
VF 20
Price Realized:
$172.50
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1788 New Jersey Copper. Maris 67-v. Rarity-1. Morristown Mint. VF-20
1788 New Jersey Copper. Maris 67-v. Rarity-1. Morristown Mint. VF-20   
142.6 grains. Chocolate brown toning on porous surfaces. The impressions of both dies show good centering. The reverse border dentilation is complete, albeit faint in spots. An old cut can be seen near the middle of the reverse shield.
Service:
Raw
Grade:
VF 20
Price Realized:
$172.50
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1788 New Jersey copper. Maris 75-bb. Rarity-4. Running Fox. Fine-15
1788 New Jersey copper. Maris 75-bb. Rarity-4. Running Fox. Fine-15   
138.6 grains. Chocolate brown toning enhances porous surfaces. The die states are about equal to that of the specimen in our sale of the John J. Ford Collection, Part I, October 2003, Lot 219, with a cud at the obverse rim between 7:00 and 9:00 and a...
Service:
Raw
Grade:
Fine 15
Price Realized:
$322.00
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