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See us at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Chicago, IL, August 16-20, Table #1521

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Crosby VIII, 30, Breen 1117 variety, one of just 17 known according to our own detailed census data.

This piece is one of the series of interesting and very rare speculative patterns for US coinage. With its combination of historical significance, great rarity and provenance dating to 1918, it is also perhaps the very epitome of ‘Museum Quality Coinage’.

The obverse is similar in design to the far more common 1787 Immunis Columbia issue which followed, though with some subtle differences in the seated figure and the prior use of IMMUNE in place of IMMUNIS.

The obverse legend translates as either ‘America immune from the troubles of the world’, or ‘America immune from taxation’ depending on your perspective (and level of cynicism). We favor the latter translation, but would be delighted to be proven wrong by someone who knows better.

The reverse is the common Nova Constellatio, Pointed Rays type designated by Crosby as (in that series) obverse 2.

The coin itself is a lovely, original example of this grade level. The color is a near perfect golden brown with attractive surfaces and just some light lines scattered about.

In all, wholesome is the word that most readily comes to mind.

Ex-Stack’s May 2004 sale of the John J. Ford Collection, Part II, Lot #283; earlier F.C.C. Boyd estate; earlier Hilyer Ryder collection; earlier Henry Chapman’s June 1918 sale of the Allison Jackman Collection, Lot # 216.

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