1787 N York Excelsior, Eagle Left, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: U.S. Colonial Issues

PCGS MS63BN

PCGS MS63BN

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PCGS AU55BN

PCGS AU55BN

PCGS AU55BN

PCGS AU55BN

PCGS #:
427
Designer:
N/A
Edge:
N/A
Diameter:
N/A
Weight:
N/A
Mintage:
N/A
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
Other
Major Varieties

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Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 AU55 PCGS grade
2 AU53 PCGS grade

John J. Ford, Jr. Collection - Stack's 5/2004:309, $40,250

2 AU53 PCGS grade

John J. Ford, Jr. Collection - Stack's 1/2004:308, $25,300

4 AU50 PCGS grade
4 AU50 PCGS grade
6 XF45 PCGS grade
6 XF45 PCGS grade
6 XF45 PCGS grade
9 XF40 PCGS grade
10 VF35 PCGS grade
#1 AU55 PCGS grade
#2 AU53 PCGS grade

John J. Ford, Jr. Collection - Stack's 5/2004:309, $40,250

#2 AU53 PCGS grade

John J. Ford, Jr. Collection - Stack's 1/2004:308, $25,300

#4 AU50 PCGS grade
#4 AU50 PCGS grade
#6 XF45 PCGS grade
#6 XF45 PCGS grade
#6 XF45 PCGS grade
#9 XF40 PCGS grade
#10 VF35 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

One of the more famous and popular New York issues is the Excelsior Copper with the arms of New York on the obverse and a heraldic eagle on the reverse. On the front of the coin a smaller eagle is perched atop a small globe. On one variety, the eagle's head is turned right; on this one, the head is turned left. The two varieties appear to be of similar rarity, though the "Eagle Left" variety is encountered more frequently.

Though a rare variety, a surprising number of examples exist in high circulated grades. No Mint State examples are known, and the best appears to be a PCGS AU55 or the Garrett:599 example (they may be one and the same).