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Lot 30050

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30050
Date 1785
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Grade 55
Service NGC
Denomination CONNCT
Description 1785 COPPER Connecticut Copper, Mailed Bust Right AU55 NGC. M. 3.1-L, W-2325, R.4. 125.0 grains. This impressive olive and chocolate-brown coin retains nearly full cartwheel luster, and is visually finer than any others that have been offered in recent years. The planchet appears smooth with trivial, inconsequential defects. The obverse is sharply detailed and nicely centered. The reverse is weakly defined in spots, and slightly off-center toward 8 o'clock. Both sides show traces of golden-tan, faded from original mint color. This example from the Eric P. Newman Collection is far finer than either of the VF Taylor coins, or the VF Perkins piece, and is better than the flawed AU Ford coin. The Newman and Ford coins are the two finest known examples. Reverse L appears here with obverse 3.1 and is also known with obverse 3.2, as in the next lot. The two varieties are of equal rarity. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $9,987.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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