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Lot 30049

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30049
Date 1785
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Grade 25
Service NGC
Denomination CONNCT
Description 1785 COPPER Connecticut Copper, Mailed Bust Right VF25 NGC. M. 3.1-A.3, W-2315, R.4. 134.3 grains. The Connecticut series is undoubtedly the most varied and extensive series of the colonial era, consisting of more than 360 individual die varieties dated from 1785 to 1788. The present offering of Connecticut coppers from the Eric P. Newman Collection, some appearing in the Internet-only portion of this sale, includes 162 different varieties, along with duplicates. Obverse die 3.1 was used with three different reverse dies, A.3, F.3, and L. About two-thirds of all appearances of obverse 3.1 are mated with reverse A.3, and most of the rest are combined with reverse L, like that appearing in the next lot. Reverse die A.3 appears here with obverse 3.1, and also appears with obverse 6.6, and it is unique in that combination. We will present these statistics throughout the Connecticut offering as many collectors seek an example of each individual obverse and reverse die, rather than attempting the essentially impossible task of a complete variety collection. This delightful two-tone example exhibits light olive-brown devices with steel-brown fields. A few planchet rifts and minuscule reverse corrosion spots are noted but are clearly unobjectionable. Although the date is partially merged with the lower reverse border, this coin offers excellent centering. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $470.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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