||1785 COPPER Nova Constellatio Copper, Pointed Rays, Large Date VF30 NGC. Crosby 4-C, W-1900, R.5. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. A mildly granular ebony-brown example. The dies were slightly misaligned, favoring the date and NOVA, while legends near 12 o'clock are lightly impressed. A small rim nick is noted on the reverse at 1 o'clock. Far scarcer than Crosby 4-D, the usually encountered 1785 variety. Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $1.25; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $763.75. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.