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SERIES: U.S. Colonial Issues
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1694 1/2 P NEW ENGLAND Elephant, BN (Regular Strike)

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PCGS VG8BN
PCGS #:
76
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Metal Content:
Copper
Auction Record:
$141,000 • PCGS VG8 • 3-26-2015 • Stack's/Bowers
Condition Census (Explain)
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 AU58 PCGS grade  

234.6 grains.

Stack's 12/8/1983:144, $25,300

2 VG8 PCGS grade

Dr. Charles Clay Collection - William Strobridge 12/1871:139, $72.50 - George A. Seavey - Lorin G. Parmelee Collection - New York Coin & Stamp Company 6/1890:350, $70 - Virgil Brand Collection & Estate - Burdette G. Johnson, sold privately on 11/15/1934 for $750 - John Work Garrett Collection - Johns Hopkins University Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 10/1980:1317, $16,000 - Lester Merkin, sold privately - Henry P. Kendall Foundation Collection

3 VF30 estimated grade  

A.M. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., sold privately on 3/30/1954 - Norweb Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1987:1237, $25,300

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Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 AU58 PCGS grade  

234.6 grains.

Stack's 12/8/1983:144, $25,300

2 VG8 PCGS grade

Dr. Charles Clay Collection - William Strobridge 12/1871:139, $72.50 - George A. Seavey - Lorin G. Parmelee Collection - New York Coin & Stamp Company 6/1890:350, $70 - Virgil Brand Collection & Estate - Burdette G. Johnson, sold privately on 11/15/1934 for $750 - John Work Garrett Collection - Johns Hopkins University Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 10/1980:1317, $16,000 - Lester Merkin, sold privately - Henry P. Kendall Foundation Collection

3 VF30 estimated grade  

A.M. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., sold privately on 3/30/1954 - Norweb Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1987:1237, $25,300

Ron Guth: The 1694 "New England" Elephant Token is an extremely rare coin with only three examples known. Planchet weights vary considerably from a thin planchet of 132.8 grains (the Kendall example) to 240.9 grains (the Roper example); what this signifies is unknown.  The finest example is the Roper example, last seen on the market in 1983 but since graded PCGS AU58. Auction appearances of this variant are infrequent, sometimes spanning decades before an example shows up on the market.