|Title||1789 Mott Token, Thin Planchet, Plain Edge, BN|
|Service Catalog #||604|
1789 TOKEN Mott Token, Thin Planchet, Plain Edge, Breen-1021, Rulau-NY-611, XF40 NGC. Die alignment: 270?. The very scarce thin planchet / plain edge variety. Scattered nicks and marks commensurate with routine circulation can be found, but problems are few and the coloring is pleasant. This example is from the early state of the obverse die, before the break formed at the clock. The consensus is that the Mott tokens are backdated and were likely struck in the 1820s or 1830s. NGC has certified only 10 thin planchet / plain edge pieces, compared with 55 thick planchet / plain edge examples (9/17). Listed on page 76 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15325, realized $780. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.
|Image Collection||Eric P. Newman Collection, Part IX|