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1787 ETLIB INDE Small Head Right Connecticut Copper, BN

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Type Coin
Title 1787 ETLIB INDE Small Head Right Connecticut Copper, BN
Date 1787
Grade VF35
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 346
Denomination CONNCT

1787 CONNCT Connecticut Copper, Small Head Right, ETLIB INDE, M. 1.1-A, W-2700, R.3, VF35 NGC. Die alignment: 170?. Strong obverse detail from a firm strike provides this well-centered copper with the eye appeal needed to transcend several green corrosion spots on both sides. The reverse detail is not as strong, due to a sinking die in the center, but it remains fairly distinct. Both sides are somewhat granular, more notably the reverse. The 1.1 obverse was also used to create the 1788 Miller 1.I / Ryder 39, a Connecticut obverse muled with a Vermont reverse, one of the intriguing Machin's Mills products that make the various state copper series so much fun. A second example of Miller 1.1-A, with this piece virtually identical in sharpness to the one sold in Part IV of the Newman Collection. It is similar to the Keller example that we sold in October 2010. The 1787 Connecticut Small Head obverse was also mated with reverse die VV; it is elusive in that other combination with only about a dozen known. The Small Head coppers always enjoy strong demand from type collectors and variety specialists. Listed on page 63 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15030, realized $1140. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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