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    Rosa Americana Coppers 1722-1724


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    1722        Nelson 5                        Rosa Americana one penny

    Obverse:  GEORGIUS . DEI   .   GRATIA . REX .
    Reverse:   ROSA . AMERICANA [five pointed rosette] UTILE . DULCI . 1722 [five pointed rosette]

    Weight:  122.5 g   (7.94 grams)                  Diameter:  26.8 mm

    Comments:   This is one of ten varieties with two rosettes in the reverse legend and a stop after REX on the obverse, listed as a group as Breen 116. In this example the stop after Rex is close to the bust.

    Provenance:  Donated to Notre Dame in 1887 as part of a 2,300 item coin collection (see: The Notre Dame Scholastic,   vol. 21 (September 1887) 45.



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    1723        Nelson 15                        Rosa Americana one penny

    Obverse:  GEORGIUS . DEI   .   GRATIA . REX .
    Reverse:  ROSA . AMERICANA . 1723    UTILE . DULCI

    Weight:  136.5 g   (88.4 grams)                  Diameter:  26.3 mm

    Comments:   This is one of twelve varieties with no stop after the date, they are grouped together in Breen as item 121. On the reverse there are 17 pellets in the rose, 11 in an outer circle and 6 in an inner oval, which differs from the dated 1723 prototype that has 24 pellets.

    Provenance:  From the Robert H. Gore, Jr. Numismatic Collection.


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    1723        Nelson 14                        Rosa Americana twopence

    Obverse:  GEORGIUS . D : G : MAG : BRI : FRA [:] ET . HIB : REX
    Reverse:  ROSA . AMERICANA . 1723    UTILE . DULCI

    Weight:  210.4 g   (13.63 grams)                  Diameter:  32.3 mm

    Comments:  This is one of five varieties with no stop after REX or the date, grouped together as Breen 96.

    Provenance:  From the Robert H. Gore, Jr. Numismatic Collection.


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