|Title||1787 Laughing Head Connecticut|
|Service Catalog #||358|
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.
|Image Collection||Eric P. Newman Collection, Part IX|