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Lot 30163

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30163
Date 1788
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Grade 40
Service NGC
Denomination CONNCT
Description 1788 COPPER Connecticut Copper, Draped Bust Left XF40 NGC. M. 14.1-L.2, W-4570, R.6. 109.6 grains. The obverse is usually found with reverse L.2, but occasionally with reverse S. This reverse die is slightly more available with obverse 16.4. This piece has hard maroon patina with some green verdigris, showing traces of light tan on the high points. This piece appears to be a virtual twin to the Ford coin for detail, surfaces, and the remarkable die state, and ranks among the finest examples we have seen. The reverse has an extraordinary internal die break. That fatal reverse die break undoubtedly accounts for the rarity of this variety. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $881.25. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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