||1783 COPPER Nova Constellatio Copper, Blunt Rays MS63 Brown NGC. Crosby 3-C, W-1875, R.3. 127.2 grains. The obverse design features the Eye of Providence within a glory of 13 rays and 13 interspersed stars, representing the original 13 states, the legend NOVA CONSTELLATIO (New Constellation) around, punctuated by a period or stop following NOVA and a quatrefoil or cinquefoil following CONSTELLATIO. The reverse has small letters US within a wreath of 23 leaf pairs, the legend LIBERTAS JUSTITIA (Justice and Liberty) around, and the date below. This example is the finest of its variety that NGC has certified, with only one other Mint State example. The lustrous fields are light chocolate, with darker brown toning on the high points. Hints of faded mint red remain in the protected areas close to the devices. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $8812.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.