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Lot 30172

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30172
Date 1788
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Grade 40
Service NGC
Denomination CONNCT
Description 1788 COPPER Connecticut Copper, Draped Bust Left, CONNLC XF40 NGC. M. 17-Q, W-4640, R.6. 134.3 grains. Dr. Hall's edge paint is noted on this example, indicating one of his front line coins; this piece went to Virgil Brand. The obverse appears here and on the unique Miller 17-O, and the reverse die appears nowhere else in the Connecticut series. Obverse 17 in the 1788 series is the same die as obverse 50 in the 1787 series. Both sides of this attractive piece exhibit generally smooth surfaces with microscopic granularity. Steel and chocolate-brown surfaces have splashes of golden-tan on the obverse, and olive-brown highlighting the reverse devices. This important piece is the second finest we have seen behind the AU Ford specimen. The 1975 Pine Tree-EAC coin graded VF, Taylor's was Fine, and Perkins had a VG to Fine example. The Norweb coin graded Good. Ex: Dr. Thomas Hall; Virgil Brand; Brand Estate (sold for $5.00 on May 18, 1935); B.G. Johnson (sold for $7.50); Eric P. Newman; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $4,700.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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