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Lot 30140

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30140
Date 1788
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Grade 12
Service NGC
Denomination CONNCT
Description 1788 COPPER Connecticut Copper, Mailed Bust Right, Small Head Right Fine 12 NGC. M. 1-I, W-4400, R.5. 106.5 grains. This variety is also identified as Vermont Ryder-39, Whitman 2265. The obverse die was previously used for 1787 Connecticut coppers, and identified in that series as Miller obverse 1.1. In the 1788 series, obverse 1 and reverse I are unique to this variety. Improperly centered as usual for the variety, with reverse details typically weaker than those on the obverse. Due to the uneven striking, certain aspects of this lovely olive-brown example suggest a higher grade, while others suggest a lower one. This variety appeared in the 1975 Pine-Tree EAC sale, and in Taylor, Perkins, and Ford. All four coins grade in the range of Good to Fine, and in each case the reverse is weaker than the obverse. The Eric P. Newman example has far finer surfaces and color than any others we have seen. Ex: John Zug (10/28/1926); Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $14,100.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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