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Lot 30139

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30139
Date 1787
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Grade 15
Service NGC
Denomination CONNCT
Description 1787 COPPER Connecticut Copper, Mailed Bust Right, Roman Head, INDE ET LIB Grade Fine 15 NGC. M. 52-G.1, W-2745, High R.6. 95.7 grains. Obverse 52 is known with reverse die G.1, and rarely with G.2. The total population of both varieties is less than 20 coins. Reverse G.1 is more frequently seen with obverse 3. Obverse 52 is known as the Roman Head, and it is one of only five obverse dies that have the bust facing to the right. Those five dies were responsible for eight varieties, and only two of those are seen with any frequency. Miller 52-G.1 is typically found well-circulated. The finest known to us is the Taylor specimen, called F12/VF20. The Newman coin follows close behind, and it is certainly a Condition Census example. The 1975 Pine Tree-EAC coin and the piece in Perkins were each called VG to Fine, and Ford's was graded Good and called a "superior example." Although not perfectly smooth, it is far finer than the rough and granular Ford example. The surfaces of this piece combine olive and steel-brown with mahogany overtones, showing moderate marks that are consistent with the grade. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $4,406.25. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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