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Lot 30384

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30384
Date 1787
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Grade 10
Service NGC
Denomination TOKEN
Description 1787 TOKEN Auctori Plebis Token VG10 NGC. Breen-1148, R.7. The Auctori Plebis token series includes pieces with both left and right-facing busts, though it is uncertain if the same coiner made both varieties. The bust-right pieces display an alternate reverse motif, depicting a harp, with one of three legends around the border: HISPANIOLA, NORTH WALES, or BRITAINS ISLES. Breen describes all as extremely rare, and lists two varieties for the HISPANIOLA variant. This piece represents the "blundered date" variety, with the 3 misplaced far left. The smooth, problem-free surfaces boast even chestnut-brown patina, while the central devices are well outlined, and all legends are readable. This is a pleasing example of this rare bust-right token. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $705.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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