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

1783 P '100' Nova Constellatio (Proof)

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PCGS PR66
PCGS #:
819
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Auction Record:
$97,500 • MS65 • 11-1-1979 • Bowers & Ruddy
 
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
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Relative Rarity
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Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 2 R-9.9 5 / 5 5 / 5
60 or Better 2 R-9.9 5 / 5 5 / 5
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 5 1 / 5
Condition Census (Explain)
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR66 PCGS grade  

Weight: 27.7 grains (per Bowers & Ruddy) - 27.75 grains (per Breen)
Diameter: 18 mm
Edge: Ornamented leaf pattern

Benjamin Dudley - Robert Morris - Thomas Jefferson - Charles Thomson - unknown collections - T.F. Cloud (London - L.E. Shorthouse - Lorin G. Parmelee Collection - Col. James W. Ellsworth Collection - Wayte Raymond - John Work Garrett - Johns Hopkins University - Bowers & Ruddy 11/1979:619, $97,500 - John J. Ford Collection - unnamed collector(s) purchased privately circa 2007 from Ford Family Trust through Stack's

2 Very Fine estimated grade  
Weight: 26.78 grains (per Stack’s 5/1991)
Composition: 86.49% Silver, 13.39% Copper, .12% gold and lead (per Stack’s 5/1991)
Diameter: North/South 16.9 mm; East West 16.7 mm
Edge: Ornamented leaf pattern
 
Bought in the 1920's by an Italian visiting Philadelphia who took it back to Italy and whose descendants consigned it to Stack's in 1990 - Stack’s 5/1991:112, $72,500 - Donald Partrick (per Tony Terranova)
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Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR66 PCGS grade  

Weight: 27.7 grains (per Bowers & Ruddy) - 27.75 grains (per Breen)
Diameter: 18 mm
Edge: Ornamented leaf pattern

Benjamin Dudley - Robert Morris - Thomas Jefferson - Charles Thomson - unknown collections - T.F. Cloud (London - L.E. Shorthouse - Lorin G. Parmelee Collection - Col. James W. Ellsworth Collection - Wayte Raymond - John Work Garrett - Johns Hopkins University - Bowers & Ruddy 11/1979:619, $97,500 - John J. Ford Collection - unnamed collector(s) purchased privately circa 2007 from Ford Family Trust through Stack's

2 Very Fine estimated grade  
Weight: 26.78 grains (per Stack’s 5/1991)
Composition: 86.49% Silver, 13.39% Copper, .12% gold and lead (per Stack’s 5/1991)
Diameter: North/South 16.9 mm; East West 16.7 mm
Edge: Ornamented leaf pattern
 
Bought in the 1920's by an Italian visiting Philadelphia who took it back to Italy and whose descendants consigned it to Stack's in 1990 - Stack’s 5/1991:112, $72,500 - Donald Partrick (per Tony Terranova)

David Hall: There are two known examples of the Nova Constellatio silver "100" pattern with the decorated edge. One is from Garrett collection. It brought $97,500 at the Garrett auction in November, 1979, a very healthy price at the time. It was purchased at the Garrett auction by colonial collector extraordinaire John Ford.