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

1785 ImmCol Cop Pattern Blunt Rays, BN (Regular Strike)

PCGS #:
831
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Auction Record:
$54,050 • NGC XF40 • 1-7-2015 • Heritage
 
15
45,000
15
35
65,000
35
Condition Census (Explain)
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 VF20 estimated grade  

Lorin G. Parmelee Collection - Virgil Brand Collection - B. Max Mehl, sold privately 1/1937 - Norweb Collection - Bowers & Merena 3/1988:2622, $22,000

2 VG10 estimated grade  

Dr. Edward Maris Collection - Garrett Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 10/1980:1335, $17,000

Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 VF20 estimated grade  

Lorin G. Parmelee Collection - Virgil Brand Collection - B. Max Mehl, sold privately 1/1937 - Norweb Collection - Bowers & Merena 3/1988:2622, $22,000

2 VG10 estimated grade  

Dr. Edward Maris Collection - Garrett Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 10/1980:1335, $17,000

Ron Guth: The Blunt Rays 1785 Immune Columbia pattern is extremely rare, with only two examples known at present.  The last time one of these appeared on the market was in 1988, when the Norweb Collection example sold for what now appears to be a bargain price of $22,000.  This variety was struck with the same die used on the regular-issue 1783 and 1785 Nova Constellatio Coppers.