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1787 Laughing Head Connecticut

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Type Coin
Title 1787 Laughing Head Connecticut
Date 1787
Grade EF40
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 358
Denomination COPPER

1787 CONNCT Connecticut Copper, Laughing Head, M. 6.2-M, W-2825, R.4, XF40 NGC. Die alignment: 210?. The scarcer of the two Laughing Head varieties, so called because of the facial expression on the fairly crude obverse figure (Eric P. Newman referred to this on his original envelope as the "Simple Head," using Crosby's nomenclature). Generally problem-free and appealing. A tiny planchet cutter mark at 9 o'clock obverse is noted. Both sides are consistently struck, though the reverse is softer as always. This is the only use of the obverse die. Listed on page 63 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15249, realized $900. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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