1786 N York VIRTUTE, Small Head, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: U.S. Colonial Issues

PCGS AU58BN

PCGS AU58BN

View More Images

PCGS VF25BN

PCGS VF25BN

PCGS VF20BN

PCGS VF20BN

PCGS #:
422
Designer:
N/A
Edge:
N/A
Diameter:
N/A
Weight:
N/A
Mintage:
N/A
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
Other
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS63 estimated grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:56, $66,000

2 MS61BN PCGS grade
3 XF40 PCGS grade

F. Dabney Caldwell, Jr. Collection - Stack’s 4/1988:2005 - Heritage 11/2012:3035, $64,625 - Stack's/Bowers 3/2014:4002, $57,575 - Heritage 6/2015:3736, $47,000

3 XF40 PCGS grade
5 VF30 PCGS grade
6 VF20 PCGS grade
#1 MS63 estimated grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:56, $66,000

#2 MS61BN PCGS grade
#3 XF40 PCGS grade

F. Dabney Caldwell, Jr. Collection - Stack’s 4/1988:2005 - Heritage 11/2012:3035, $64,625 - Stack's/Bowers 3/2014:4002, $57,575 - Heritage 6/2015:3736, $47,000

#3 XF40 PCGS grade
#5 VF30 PCGS grade
#6 VF20 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The Non Vi Virtute Vici Copper is grouped with other New York issues because of the reverse legend Neo-Eboracensis (the Latin term for New York). This issue has also been tied with certain Vermont coppers because of the matching shape of the A punch, and the date ties it to the New jersey series. Tradition has it that the obverse figure is a portrait of George Washington, but the similarity is tenuous; nonetheless, it is included in Baker's "Medallic Portraits of Washington" as Baker 13.

This is a rare issue that seems to have circulated well. The best example appears to be Eliasberg:56, catalogued in 1996 as MS-63 or finer. Others range in grade from corroded Fine to choice AU. Sometimes, these come on clipped or mal-formed planchets and they are rarely found properly centered.