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1781 NORTH AMERICAN TOKEN

Obverse of 1781 North American Token     Reverse of 1781 North American Token

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"About Uncirculated" (illustrated above).  Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, August 25, 2001, Lot 1438, where it was described as follows: "1781 North American Token, About Uncirculated.  116.2 grains. A choice, glossy brown example with nice, hard luster on both sides. A very high grade piece, with even the fine die lines evident in the fields on the reverse. North American Tokens are usually poorly struck, so you can't count on the details to give you any guide as to the amount of wear. You really have to look at the surface quality, the luster (if any), and the color. On this piece, the surfaces are truly exceptional,with a glossy sheen that is very unusual for the type. The sheen is smooth, even, and unbroken except for a slight change in color on the highest points. The obverse has some scattered micro-flaws that were in the planchet before the coin was struck. The color is a superb, glossy brown that is the perennial favorite with collectors."

Obverse of 1781 North American Token      Reverse of 1781 North American Token

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"XF-45" (illustrated above).  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", June 5-7, 2000, Lot 16, where it was described as follows: "1781 North American Token Breen-1144 XF-45 Attractive glossy chocolate brown with a few lighter brown highpoints. Sharply struck, much better than usual for this token. A choice example, free of marks or other defects. Struck head-to-head. Weight 122.4 grains."  Price realized = $517.50 "to the book"

PCGS EF-40.  Ex - Superior Stamp & Coin's "The ANA 2000 National Money Show Auction", March 2-3, 2000, Lot 28, "Breen 1144 in Copper"

PCGS EF-40.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Pre-Long Beach Sale", September 23 & 24, 2002, Lot 79, illustrated.

"Very Fine."  Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, August 25, 2001, Lot 1439, 116.2 grains.

"Very Fine."  Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, August 25, 2001, Lot 1440, 110.0 grains.