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Lot 30168

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30168
Date 1788
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Grade 35
Service NGC
Denomination CONNCT
Description 1788 COPPER Connecticut Copper, Draped Bust Left INDL ET LIB VF35 NGC. M. 16.2-O, W-4605, R.5. 135.8 grains. An amazing Connecticut error that also exhibits the Canfield inked variety notation, along with "Dup" inked below, apparently indicating that he considered this remarkable piece as a duplicate in his collection. Advanced specialists will recognize the historical importance of those notations. This lovely golden-brown copper has smooth surfaces with a faint scratch hidden in the hair on the obverse. The bold double strike shows AUCTORI twice on the obverse, and INDL twice on the reverse. An indent at the lower obverse and associated tab at the upper reverse represents the third strike. The indent strike created some weakness at the upper reverse in the area around the tab. Ex: Frederick A. Canfield; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $4,700.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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