HT 205       Low 142       MS 62 RB       R-2   

Bergen Iron Works Store. Lakewood, N.J. Bonae Fidei Signum 1840. 21mm. Brass. Plain edge. * Store * variety. Details...

A glittering little gem with 75% original lustre. One of the finest known! Variety with stars on the obverse. Vary rare in this near perfect condition.

The John J. Ford Collection (Stack's, June 23, 2004, lot 280).
Ex. F.C.C. Boyd Estate.

   HT 205A       Low 180       MS 64 RB       R-2   

Bergen Iron Works. Lakewood, N.J. Bonae Fidei Signum 1840. Copper. 21.4mm. Plain edge. * Store * variety. Details...

Red and brown uncirculated. A lovely specimen that is far above the average seen. From the same dies as HT 205 (Low 142), except struck in copper. Quite scarce, especially in high grade.

The John J. Ford Collection (Stack's, June 23, 2004, lot 322).
Ex. Allen-Brand on February 28, 1955.

   HT 206       Low 143       MS 64 BN       R-4   

Bergen Iron Works. Lakewood, N.J. Bonae Fidei Signum 1840. Copper. 22mm. 0 Store 0 variety.

Nice pale gold and deep brown with some lustre. Variety with circles on obverse and more crudely struck than HT 205. Boyd though this was struck in brass.

Obv: Die crack above and to the right of the eagle's wing.

The John J. Ford Collection (Stack's, June 23, 2004, lot 282).
Ex. F.C.C. Boyd Estate.















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