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Lot 30159

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30159
Date 1788
/Catalog #
Grade 55
Service NGC
Denomination CONNCT
Description 1788 COPPER Connecticut Copper, Mailed Bust Left AU55 NGC. M. 12.1-E, W-4515, R.6. 129.6 grains. Obverse 12.1 appears with reverse dies E and F.1, and reverse E is found with obverse dies 7, 9, 12.1, and 12.2. An imperfectly centered impression with the upper obverse legend trapped against the edge of the planchet. Similarly, the lower reverse is off the flan, with only the tops of 788 visible in the date. Both sides have pleasing golden-olive surfaces with faded pinkish mint red visible at the center of the reverse. A few scattered spots are noted, with a wavy obverse surface. Myriad pre-production planchet marks are noted, along with trivial post-production marks on this Condition Census example. The only one we have seen that rivals this remarkable piece is the AU Ford coin, with two or three XF examples following that coin in the census. Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $5.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $9,693.75. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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