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Lot 30120

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30120
Date 1787
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Grade 50
Service NGC
Description 1787 COPPER Connecticut Copper, Draped Bust Left AU50 NGC. M. 33.17-r.1, W-3625, R.1. 128.1 grains. The ink notation in the left obverse field, in the hand of William Wallace Hays, identifies the Dr. Thomas Hall attribution number of 33-13/R.1-1. As in the previous lot, the reverse shows considerable weakness with stronger obverse details. This is one of only 11 Connecticut varieties assigned the URS-12 rating by David Bowers, indicating the most plentiful varieties in the series. However, here the painted notation is highly important to specialists, who would likely choose this tan, olive, and mahogany coin over a Mint State example of the same variety without the paint notation. Ex: Chapman Brothers (6/1889); William Wallace Hays; Hillyer Ryder; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $1,057.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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