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1787 Connecticut Copper. Miller 30-hh.1, W-3175. Rarity-2. Draped Bust Left, ETLIR. AU-58 (PCGS).

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Stack's Bowers Auction Spring 2019 Baltimore U.S. Coins Auction Mar-2019 High Grade 1787 Miller 30-hh.1 1787 Connecticut Copper. Miller 30-hh.1, W-3175. Rarity-2. Draped Bust Left, ETLIR. AU-58 (PCGS). 151.5 grains. Chocolate brown dominates both sides. The obverse is lightly striated with accents of light steel gray and darker patina while the reverse is a bit more dramatic in this effect, with more of the darker patina evident and traces of light debris clinging to some of the devices. Gentle mint luster remains in the fields and there are no obvious handling marks worthy of mention. A tiny natural void is noted at the rim over U of AUCTORI, and a thin shallow fissure runs through this part of the legend. On the reverse, small voids and gentle roughness are noted at the globe. Centered slightly high relative to the obverse, but the only design features affected are the date digits which are partially off the flan. Not a rare variety but a superior example to be sure. This was the George Perkins coin where it was called “high Condition Census” in 2000 and graded About Uncirculated both by Michael Hodder and Robert Martin, the latter in his annotation of the Perkins catalog. The only nicer ones we recall handling are the John Ford example which is now graded MS-62 by NGC, and the Hessberg coin which was unplated in 1991, but called “Mint State.” Almost certainly Condition Census. Provenance: From the Twin Leaf Collection of Connecticut & Massachusetts Coppers. Earlier ex Peter Boisvert, February 1987; George C. Perkins, Stack’s, January 2000:319; Anthony Terranova, 2001. Click here for certification details from PCGS.

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PCGS # Service Cert # PCGS Pop PCGS Pop Higher PCGS Price GuideSM Value Set Registry
685382 PCGS 36053466 1 0 $4,200.00 View a collection that includes this coin
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