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Lot 30078

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30078
Date 1787
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Grade 30
Service NGC
Denomination CONNCT
Description 1787 COPPER Connecticut Copper, Mailed Bust Right, Muttonhead VF30 NGC. M. 1.2-C, W-2720, R.3. 123.5 grains. An important early die state showing complete and bold obverse legends. A planchet flaw or later dent at 4:30 on the obverse identifies this example as the Miller plate coin. Earlier, it appeared on Dr. Edward Maris' October 1875 Woodburytype Plate that was published in the American Journal of Numismatics as a response to Crosby. The Muttonhead term was used as early as 1875 in the Crosby reference. This obverse has also been called the Bradford Head. Aside from the obverse flaw and scattered porosity on each side, this attractive olive-brown example has excellent surfaces. Centering is imperfect, with a bold obverse border from 2 to 7 o'clock. The tops of ORI are tight against the edge. Ex: John G. Mills Collection (Chapman Brothers, 4/1904), lot 261; Hillyer Ryder; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society; possibly earlier from the collection of Dr. Edward Maris. Realized $2,350.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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