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Lot 30081

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30081
Date 1787
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Grade 35
Service NGC
Denomination CONNCT
Description 1787 COPPER Connecticut Copper, Mailed Bust Left VF35 NGC. M. 3-G.1, W-2805, Low R.6. 109.6 grains. There are only 17 dies in the 1787 Connecticut series, ranging from obverse 2 through obverse 15, that share the Mailed Bust Left design. On obverse 3, a period follows CONNEC with no other punctuation, and that is diagnostic. The obverse was only used with reverse G.1. The reverse rarely appears with the Roman Head obverse, number 52, also offered in this sale. Less than 30 examples of Miller 3-G.1 are thought to exist. Robert Martin reports 26 examples known to him. Those specimens include the AU Ford coin, the Fine to Very Fine example appearing in the 1975 Pine Tree-EAC sale, and the similar Taylor-Perkins example. This example, with pleasing tan, olive, and steel-brown surfaces, clearly ranks in the Condition Census. Planchet flaws and old scratches, mostly on the reverse, fail to detract from the eye appeal. Ex: Dr. Thomas Hall; Virgil Brand; Brand Estate (sold for $0.75 on May 17, 1935); B.G. Johnson (sold for $3.50); Eric P. Newman; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $5,287.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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