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1785 Connecticut Copper, Bust Left, BN

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Type Coin
Title 1785 Connecticut Copper, Bust Left, BN
Date 1785
Grade EF45
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 322
Denomination CONNCT

1785 CONNCT Connecticut Copper, Bust Left, Miller 8-D, W-2455, High R.5, XF45 NGC. Die alignment: 195?. Rarely seen this nice. The obverse die has a sunken center, resulting in ghostly facial features. The reverse is affected by the imbalance in striking pressure, with details toward the center also being soft. Unlike most examples of this variety, however, this piece bears a full date and legends as well as strong details in the mailed bust and in much of Liberty. A well-centered copper with light tan surfaces, a touch of microgranularity, and a few planchet striations. Only eight of these were known at the time of the 1975 Pine Tree EAC sale; while considered more common now, decent ones remain elusive. Listed on page 63 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15026, realized $12000. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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