1783 P '100' Nova Constellatio (Proof)

Series: U.S. Colonial Issues

PCGS PR66

PCGS PR66

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PCGS #:
819
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Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
Other
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Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
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
Survival Estimate
All Grades 2
60 or Better 2
65 or Better 1
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-9.9
60 or Better R-9.9
65 or Better R-10.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 5 / 5
60 or Better 5 / 5
65 or Better 1 / 5
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 5 / 5
60 or Better 5 / 5
65 or Better 1 / 5

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image 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)
#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.