1783 P '500' Nova Constellatio (Proof)

Series: U.S. Colonial Issues

PCGS PR66

PCGS PR66

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PCGS #:
820
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N/A
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Mintage:
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Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
Other
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 1 R-10.0 1 / 5 TIE 1 / 5 TIE
60 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 5 TIE 1 / 5 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 5 1 / 5
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1
60 or Better 1
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-10.0
60 or Better R-10.0
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 1 / 5 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 5 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 5
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 1 / 5 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 5 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 5

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR65+ PCGS grade

Weight: 134.6 grains (per Bowers & Ruddy) - 133.98 grains (per Breen)
Diameter: 27 mm
Edge: Ornamented leaf pattern

Charles Thomson (secretary of the Continental Congress) - subsequently to his nephew’s son - Rathmell Wilson, who sold them to John W. Haseltine in 1872 - Henry S. Adams of Boston - Lorin G. Parmelee - H.P. Smith - Chapman brothers - George H. Earle, Jr. - Henry Chapman 6/1912 - Col. James W. Ellsworth - John Work Garrett - Bowers & Ruddy 11/1979:620, $165,000 - John J. Ford, Jr. Collection - unnamed collector(s) purchased privately circa 2007 from Ford Family Trust through Stack's

#1 PR65+ PCGS grade

Weight: 134.6 grains (per Bowers & Ruddy) - 133.98 grains (per Breen)
Diameter: 27 mm
Edge: Ornamented leaf pattern

Charles Thomson (secretary of the Continental Congress) - subsequently to his nephew’s son - Rathmell Wilson, who sold them to John W. Haseltine in 1872 - Henry S. Adams of Boston - Lorin G. Parmelee - H.P. Smith - Chapman brothers - George H. Earle, Jr. - Henry Chapman 6/1912 - Col. James W. Ellsworth - John Work Garrett - Bowers & Ruddy 11/1979:620, $165,000 - John J. Ford, Jr. Collection - unnamed collector(s) purchased privately circa 2007 from Ford Family Trust through Stack's

David Hall:

The so-called "Type I" style of the Nova Constellatio silver "500" pattern is unique. Its pedigree includes Parmelee, Ellsworth, Garrett, and John Ford. The Type I is the same design as the other Nova Constellatios while the Type II has a somewhat different design. In the November, 1979 Garrett auction this coin was purchased by John Ford for $165,000, a very big price at the time.