|Title||1786 Connecticut Copper, Mailed Bust Left, BN|
|Service Catalog #||331|
1786 CONNCT Connecticut Copper, Mailed Bust Left, M. 5.5-M, W-2595, R.3, AU55 NGC. Die alignment: 195?. A Choice AU 1786 Connecticut copper is always remarkable, and the present coin seems certain to rank high among its few peers. Light tan coloration with copper undertones mellows to darker brown in a few areas mostly on the obverse. While the centers are a bit weakly struck, the peripheries are rather strong, with a bold date and legends. There are few surface marks -- indeed, the original envelope accompanying this piece calls it uncirculated. Superior to any of the Ford, Taylor, or Perkins pieces. The reverse is a somewhat early die state, for while the crack extending clockwise from INDE is visible, the die failure at Liberty's shins is just becoming apparent. Listed on page 63 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15029, realized $4560. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.
|Image Collection||Eric P. Newman Collection, Part IX|