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Lot 30060

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30060
Date 1785
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Grade 25
Service NGC
Denomination CONNCT
Description 1785 COPPER Connecticut Copper, Mailed Bust Right VF25 NGC. M. 6.5-M, W-2430, R.6. 132.7 grains. Both sides of this chestnut-brown coin have steel toning that outlines the lettering. The surfaces have myriad fine horizontal and diagonal scratches that resemble adjustment marks on federal silver coins, although we are unaware of any attempts to adjust the weight of these Connecticut coppers. Neither die appears in any other combination among the 1785 Connecticut coppers. Hodder rates this variety High R.6 (13 to 18), and Bowers suggests a rating of URS-6 (17 to 32). About 20 survivors are known of this elusive variety, and the present example is finer than most. Both the Taylor and Perkins coins graded Fine. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $10,575.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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