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Lot 30387

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30387
Date 1787
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Grade 25
Service NGC
Denomination TOKEN
Description 1787 TOKEN Auctori Plebis Token VF25 NGC. Breen-1153, R.7. Auctori Plebis tokens are part of the Conder token classification, and were not intended for circulation in America. However, Newman suggests the obverse design was adapted from the 1787 Connecticut copper, and thus these British pieces have been long collected as American colonial coinage. This piece represents one of two rare uniface varieties (struck on one side only), with the obverse ornamentation positioned after the legend, rather than within. The obverse details are unusually strong, with clear legends and a well-defined bust. Light chocolate-brown patina covers both sides, with smooth underlying surfaces that are free of environmental impairments. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $1,645.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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