1787 N York New York, George Clinton, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: U.S. Colonial Issues

PCGS MS62BN

PCGS MS62BN

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PCGS XF40BN

PCGS XF40BN

PCGS XF40BN

PCGS XF40BN

PCGS #:
433
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Mint:
Philadelphia
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Other
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Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS63BN estimated grade
The following pedigree is based on research by Wayne Burt and David Stone (with modifications by Saul Teichman) as of 12/2017:
 
Seavey Descriptive Catalog #158 - Lorin G. Parmelee Collection - New York Coin & Stamp 6/1890:452, $150 - Page - Harper (per Newman 8/2/1949 letter to James Kelly on Newman Portal) - Eric P. Newman Collection - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 5/2014:30380, $499,375
2 Uncirculated estimated grade
The following pedigree is based on research by Wayne Burt and David Stone (with modifications by Saul Teichman) as of 12/2017:
 
British Museum (acquired in 1855)
2 Uncirculated estimated grade
The following pedigree is based on research by Wayne Burt and David Stone (with modifications by Saul Teichman) as of 12/2017:
 
British Museum duplicate.  Reported by Anthony Terranova.
2 Uncirculated estimated grade
The following pedigree is based on research by Wayne Burt and David Stone (with modifications by Saul Teichman) as of 12/2017:
 
W.P. Brown 8/1892 - Dr. Thomas Hall 0 Virgil Brand in 1909 - Norweb Collection, donated in 1982 - National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution.  This piece appears to match the Crosby plate coin.
2 Uncirculated estimated grade
The following pedigree is based on research by Wayne Burt and David Stone (with modifications by Saul Teichman) as of 12/2017:
 
William Sumner Appleton, bequeathed in 1905 - Massachusetts Historical Society - Stack’s 3/1973:31, $34,000 - Stack’s 5/1975:463 - private Connecticut Collection
6 Extremely Fine or better estimated grade
The following pedigree is based on research by Wayne Burt and David Stone (with modifications by Saul Teichman) as of 12/2017:
 
Bushnell, lot 887 - Allison W. Jackman Collection (cat-matched) - Henry Chapman 6/1918:142 - Hillyer Ryder Collection - Theodore Grand Collection - Stack’s 12/1947:14, $500 - Eric P. Newman Collection, traded in 1951 for F.C.C. Boyd’s 1792 Silver-Center Cent - F.C.C. Boyd Collection, sold privately in 1973 - Long Island Collection
7 XF40 PCGS grade
Struck over a 1787 Immunis Columbia Copper
 
James Ten Eyck Collection - B. Max Mehl 5/1922:817 - John Work Garrett Collection (cat-matched) - Johns Hopkins University Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 11/1979:603, $29,000 - Lester Merkin - Henry P. Kendall Foundation Collection - Stack's/Bowers 3/2015:2510, $235,000
 
This may possibly be from the John G. Mills Collection
8 VF20 PCGS grade

Palos Verdes Collection - Heritage 8/2014:5507, $94,000

9 F15 PCGS grade

Waldo C. Newcomer Collection - Col. E.H.R. Green Collection - Robert R. Prann Collection - Numismatic Gallery (Abe Kosoff) 8/1947:602 - John L. Roper, 2nd Collection - Stack's 12/1983:274 - Gilbert Steinberg Collection - Stack's 10/1989:103 - Stack’s 1990 Fixed Price List - John "Jack" Royse Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 11/2012:6056, $223,250 - Don Willis Collection - Heritage 8/2017:3827, $152,750

#1 MS63BN estimated grade
The following pedigree is based on research by Wayne Burt and David Stone (with modifications by Saul Teichman) as of 12/2017:
 
Seavey Descriptive Catalog #158 - Lorin G. Parmelee Collection - New York Coin & Stamp 6/1890:452, $150 - Page - Harper (per Newman 8/2/1949 letter to James Kelly on Newman Portal) - Eric P. Newman Collection - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 5/2014:30380, $499,375
#2 Uncirculated estimated grade
The following pedigree is based on research by Wayne Burt and David Stone (with modifications by Saul Teichman) as of 12/2017:
 
British Museum (acquired in 1855)
#2 Uncirculated estimated grade
The following pedigree is based on research by Wayne Burt and David Stone (with modifications by Saul Teichman) as of 12/2017:
 
British Museum duplicate.  Reported by Anthony Terranova.
#2 Uncirculated estimated grade
The following pedigree is based on research by Wayne Burt and David Stone (with modifications by Saul Teichman) as of 12/2017:
 
W.P. Brown 8/1892 - Dr. Thomas Hall 0 Virgil Brand in 1909 - Norweb Collection, donated in 1982 - National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution.  This piece appears to match the Crosby plate coin.
#2 Uncirculated estimated grade
The following pedigree is based on research by Wayne Burt and David Stone (with modifications by Saul Teichman) as of 12/2017:
 
William Sumner Appleton, bequeathed in 1905 - Massachusetts Historical Society - Stack’s 3/1973:31, $34,000 - Stack’s 5/1975:463 - private Connecticut Collection
#6 Extremely Fine or better estimated grade
The following pedigree is based on research by Wayne Burt and David Stone (with modifications by Saul Teichman) as of 12/2017:
 
Bushnell, lot 887 - Allison W. Jackman Collection (cat-matched) - Henry Chapman 6/1918:142 - Hillyer Ryder Collection - Theodore Grand Collection - Stack’s 12/1947:14, $500 - Eric P. Newman Collection, traded in 1951 for F.C.C. Boyd’s 1792 Silver-Center Cent - F.C.C. Boyd Collection, sold privately in 1973 - Long Island Collection
#7 XF40 PCGS grade
Struck over a 1787 Immunis Columbia Copper
 
James Ten Eyck Collection - B. Max Mehl 5/1922:817 - John Work Garrett Collection (cat-matched) - Johns Hopkins University Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 11/1979:603, $29,000 - Lester Merkin - Henry P. Kendall Foundation Collection - Stack's/Bowers 3/2015:2510, $235,000
 
This may possibly be from the John G. Mills Collection
#8 VF20 PCGS grade

Palos Verdes Collection - Heritage 8/2014:5507, $94,000

#9 F15 PCGS grade

Waldo C. Newcomer Collection - Col. E.H.R. Green Collection - Robert R. Prann Collection - Numismatic Gallery (Abe Kosoff) 8/1947:602 - John L. Roper, 2nd Collection - Stack's 12/1983:274 - Gilbert Steinberg Collection - Stack's 10/1989:103 - Stack’s 1990 Fixed Price List - John "Jack" Royse Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 11/2012:6056, $223,250 - Don Willis Collection - Heritage 8/2017:3827, $152,750

Ron Guth:

Who was the George Clinton who appeared on the obverse of this coin? There's a good reason for asking, because he never achieved the stature of any of the other Founding Fathers. In 1787, Clinton was the Governor of New York. The Exclsior coppers are generally considered to be patterns. One version shows an Indian on the reverse, another has a heraldic eagle reverse, another is muled with the obverse of a George III imitation halfpence, and this one shows Clinton. So again, we ask, why him? Pattern coins were used to demonstrate the minting capabilities of individuals desirous of obtaining a government contract. What better way to "grease the wheels" than by flattering the head of the government? That alone would explain why Clinton's visage appears on these coins.