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Lot 30082

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30082
Date 1787
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Grade 65
Service NGC
Denomination COPPER
Description 1787 COPPER Connecticut Copper, Mailed Bust Left, Laughing Head MS65 Brown NGC M. 6.1-M, W-2820, R.1. 125.0 grains. There are two obverse dies identified as the Laughing Head and both are mated to reverse M, which makes no other appearance in the Connecticut series. Miller 6.1-M is plentiful, while Miller 6.2-M is scarce. These varieties are important for their separate listings in the Guide Book. Although there is a substantial population of this variety, examples are typically worn. For example, the 1975 Pine Tree-EAC coin was called "almost Very Fine"; the Norweb piece was graded VF30 (but should have been called XF); the Taylor coin graded XF45; the Perkins example was AU; and the Ford coin was designated Choice AU. Garrett's Choice Uncirculated piece is the only comparable example. This boldly detailed example exhibits a strong strike. The chestnut-brown surfaces show full mint frost with cartwheel luster. The reverse has distinctive mahogany toning below and left of center. This extraordinary piece will make a prized addition to the specialist's cabinet, and may serve as the centerpiece of an advanced collection. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $44,062.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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