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Lot 30073

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30073
Date 1786
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Grade 45
Service NGC
Denomination CONNCT
Description 1786 COPPER Connecticut Copper, Mailed Bust Left XF45 NGC. M. 5.9-Q, W-2645, R.5. 132.7 grains. This Choice XF copper is an attractive example of the scarce Miller 5.9-Q die pair. The obverse is also found with reverse dies B.1 and L, and all three varieties are elusive. The Q reverse makes no other appearances in the Connecticut series. The obverse has a linear planchet flaw from the nose, across the cheek, and eventually to the border at 4 o'clock. A reverse rim break is noted on LIB. The finest known example grades AU and appeared in the Oechsner sale. The second best is the AU coin that appeared in the Norweb sale, and that piece is followed closely by the present coin from the Eric P. Newman Collection. After those three, the census drops sharply down to coins grading Very Fine or lower. This lovely piece has pleasing golden-tan and olive-brown surfaces, showing peripheral planchet roughness and a few post-production blemishes. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $2,820.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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