NGC-certified Coins from the Donald G. Partrick Collection Impress at March Sale

Posted on 3/18/2021

New Jersey Coppers and a St. Patrick Gold Farthing dominated the top positions at the Heritage Auctions sale.

Rare Colonial and early American coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) from the iconic Donald G. Partrick Collection were the top lots in a Heritage Auctions sale held on St. Patrick’s Day.

The top lot was the 1787 New Jersey Copper WM Above Plow (Maris 62.5-r) graded NGC F 15 BN (lot 15105). The capital letters “WM” on the obverse between the plow and the horse head are likely the initials of New Jersey Copper engraver Walter Mould. Believed to be the only surviving example of this variety, the notable coin realized $264,000.

The 1787 WM Above Plow New Jersey Copper graded NGC F 15 BN.
Realized: $264,000
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A unique circa 1670 Gold St. Patrick Farthing graded NGC AU Details (lot 15006) was another highlight of the sale. Copper versions of the St. Patrick halfpennies and farthings were used by colonists in New Jersey, but this is the only gold version known to exist. The intriguing farthing realized $96,000.

The circa 1670 Gold St. Patrick Farthing graded NGC AU Details.
Realized: $96,000
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Other NGC-certified top lots include:

  • a 1786 New Jersey Copper, Date Under Plowbeam (Maris 7-E) graded NGC VF 30 BN (lot 15023) that realized $216,000
  • a 1786 New Jersey Copper, Washington and Shield (Maris 4-C) graded NGC VF 25 BN (lot 15019) that realized $156,000
  • a 1786 Non Vi Virtute Vici New Jersey Shield (Maris 4.5-pp) graded NGC G 6 BN (lot 15020) that realized $144,000
  • a 1787 New Jersey Copper, No Plow Sprig (Maris 43-d) graded NGC MS 64 BN (lot 15077) that realized $90,000
  • a 1786 New Jersey Copper, No Coulter (Maris 10-oo) graded NGC VG 8 BN (lot 15027) that realized $84,000
  • a 1786 New Jersey Copper, No Coulter (Maris 10-h) graded NGC MS 60 BN (lot 15026) that realized $78,000
  • a 1792 Washington President Cent, Eagle and Stars Reverse graded NGC F 12 BN (lot 15155) that realized $78,000
  • a 1786 Small Head New York Copper Non Vi Virtute Vici graded NGC AU 58 BN (lot 15016) that realized $72,000

All prices realized include buyer’s premium.

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