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Lot 30123

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30123
Date 1787
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Grade 30
Service NGC
Denomination CONNCT
Description 1787 COPPER Connecticut Copper, Draped Bust Left, ETLIR VF30 NGC. M. 33.29-gg.1, W-3945, R.5. 111.1 grains. Approximately 50 to 60 examples are known of this scarce variety. The obverse was used four times with reverse dies Z.7, Z.25, s.1, and gg.1, while this reverse was used with obverse dies 31.1, 33.11, 33.29, and 33.38. The Eric P. Newman piece has noticeable die bulges at the left side of the obverse, and at the upper reverse, accounting for the scarcity. Evidence of a past cleaning is noted on the devices, with tan and olive-brown surfaces hosting small areas of deep green verdigris. However, this example is clearly finer than the 1975 Pine Tree-EAC and Norweb coins, and it is comparable to the Taylor, Perkins, and Ford pieces. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $470.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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