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1786 Connecticut Copper, Hercules Head, BN

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Type Coin
Title 1786 Connecticut Copper, Hercules Head, BN
Date 1786
Grade EF40
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 334
Denomination CONNCT

1786 CONNCT Connecticut Copper, Hercules Head, M. 5.3-N, W-2575, R.2, XF40 NGC. Die alignment: 180?. An ideal candidate for inclusion in a Colonial type set, being an exceptional example of the only generally collectible variety of the Hercules Head. Lovely medium-brown coloration with tan highlights augments this well-centered coin. The planchet flaws endemic to these pieces mostly avoid the face on this one, and it has few post-strike problems. The reverse is an early state; die buckling, just discernable here, causes most examples to have weak detail, often made worse by clashing. White lettering on the edge confirms the Hall provenance. Listed on page 63 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Dr. Thomas Hall (1909); Virgil M. Brand; Brand Estate; Burdette G. Johnson (1937); Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15028, realized $3600. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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