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Lot 30153

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30153
Date 1788
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Grade 40
Service NGC
Denomination CONNCT
Description 1788 COPPER Connecticut Copper, Mailed Bust Right, Struck over 1785 Nova Constellatio 4-D XF40 NGC. M. 5-B.2, W-4440, Low R.6. 108.0 grains. Obverse 5 is unique to this marriage, while reverse B.2 also appears with obverse dies 3 and 4.1. Exceptional and obvious undertype is visible at the central obverse and reverse of this remarkable piece. It appears that most, or perhaps all, examples of Miller 5-B.2 are struck over Nova Constellatio coppers. This piece has finely granular surfaces displaying mahogany and olive-brown on the obverse, with golden-brown and steel-blue on the reverse. The Ford and Taylor collections each had a finer example, while most others we have seen are in lower grades. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $2,350.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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