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Lot 30161

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30161
Date 1788
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Grade 40
Service NGC
Denomination CONNCT
Description 1788 COPPER Connecticut Copper, Mailed Bust Left XF40 NGC. M. 12.2-E, W-4530, High R.6. 121.9 grains. Obverse 12.2 may be found with reverse dies C and E, and reverse E is known with obverse dies 7, 9, 12.1, and 12.2. The die variety is painted on the obverse in the hand of Frederick A. Canfield (1849-1926). Robert Martin has researched Canfield and his collections, and reports that the Dover, New Jersey resident was a mining engineer who collected minerals and colonial coins. This pleasing olive example has some splashes of deeper steel with delicate greenish overtones. The upper right obverse and lower left reverse legends are tight. Nicer examples include the XF-AU 1975 Pine Tree-EAC coin, and the XF Norweb example. Taylor's graded VF and Perkins had a VG piece. This variety was missing from the Ford offering. Ex: Frederick A. Canfield; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $9,400.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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