Benjamin Dudley (who made the coin on the order of Robert Morris) - Robert Morris from Dudley April 22,1783 - Congressional Committee, April 23, 1783 - Robert Morris returned from Committee, August, 1783 - Josiah Bartlett given coin late 1783 or early 1784 - Samuel Curwen presented to him by Barlett May 15, 1784 in London - Unknown owners until 1977 - Unnamed British dealer discovered the coin in a collection in France in October, 1977 - Fred Werner purchased privately from British Dealer, Dec. 11, 1977 - John J. Ford, Jr. purchased privately from Fred Werner, Feb. 14, 1978 - Unnamed collector(s) purchased privately circa 2007 from Ford Family Trust through Stack's
David Hall: There are six types of "Nova Constellatio" coin patterns, arguably the first patterns for a United States coinage. Interestingly, all six are privately held (there are seven individual coins, as there are two known of the "decorated edge" silver "100"). The copper "5" is unique and is pedigreed to the John Ford collection.
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