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Lot 30094

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30094
Date 1787
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Grade 58
Service NGC
Denomination CONNCT
Description 1787 COPPER Connecticut Copper, Mailed Bust Left, CONNECT AU58 NGC. M. 15-F, W-2900, R.3. 103.4 grains. Most spelling variants in the Connecticut series are the result of broken punches, or result from the incorrect choice of punches. Obverse die 15 depicts the legend variant with Connecticut abbreviated CONNECT. This spelling is diagnostic for the obverse, and it appears with three reverse dies, each showing a different legend: F (INDE), R (IND), and S (INDL). The first and last have separate listings in the Guide Book. Miller 15-F, offered here, is plentiful. Miller 15-R, offered in the next lot, is extremely rare. Miller 15-S, offered in the following lot, is rare. Reverse F reappears with obverse 32.4 and obverse 50, and both of those varieties are rarely encountered. A trace of rub appears on the high points of the obverse and reverse design motifs on this smooth chocolate-brown and blue-steel copper. Both sides display considerable satin luster. A bold and well-centered strike shows much obverse border detail, and a complete reverse border. The finest known is the Miller-Ford Gem, followed by this example that is a solid census level example. Robert Martin reports two others with Mint State claims, one from the Canfield Collection that is now in the ANS, and another that appeared in the New Netherlands 51st sale of June 1958. . The 1975 Pine Tree-EAC sale had one AU coin and another graded VF to XF; Taylor had examples grading XF and Fine, and Perkins had a VF. Ex: 'Colonel' E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $35.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $14,100.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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