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Lot 30068

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30068
Date 1786
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Grade 50
Service NGC
Denomination CONNCT
Description 1786 COPPER Connecticut Copper, Mailed Bust Left AU50 NGC. M. 4.1-G, W-2525, R.3. 137.3 grains. Although this plentiful variety survives to the extent of about 250 to 300 pieces, few are equal to the Eric P. Newman copper. The 1975 EAC Sale coin was described with XF details in some places, VF in others. The Taylor Collection coin was graded XF45, and the Perkins specimen was called Choice Extremely Fine. The Ford coin, originally from the Henry C. Miller Collection, is similar to the present coin. We consider this piece to be the fourth finest Miller 4.1-G copper. Traces of mint frost remain on the olive-brown surfaces, with a splash of maroon patina at 10:30 on the obverse. The reverse retains more mint frost than the obverse, with insignificant planchet flaws along the reverse rim at 1 o'clock. As usual for the die pair, the strike is weak in places, and that is certainly apparent on the reverse figure. The 4.1 obverse was also used with reverse C. The reverse die appears here and with three other obverse dies, 5.3, 5.4, and 5.7. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $2,585.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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