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1785 Immune Columbia Piece, George III Obverse, BN

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Type Coin
Title 1785 Immune Columbia Piece, George III Obverse, BN
Date 1785
Grade VG10
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 835
Denomination IMMCOL

1785 COPPER Immune Columbia Copper, George III Obverse, Vlack 15-85NY, W-1995, High R.6, VG10 NGC. Die alignment: 150?. An intriguing mule combining a fairly crude George III obverse reading CEORCIVS III REX with the more refined figure of Columbia seated on a crate representing commerce, holding aloft the scales of justice, and bearing a Liberty cap on a pole. This example, while well-circulated, is largely problem-free, with a couple old scratches noted on the reverse. Struck distinctly off-center, as frequently seen on these, with the second half of CEORCIVS and the first half of IMMUNE being off-planchet. Free of the corrosion seen on several of the 15 or so surviving examples known. Listed on page 57 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15020, realized $24000. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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