||November 2019 Baltimore Colonial Coins and Americana Auction
||1787 Connecticut Copper. Miller 33.12-Z.16, W-3535. Rarity-5. Draped Bust Left. EF-40 (PCGS).
143.6 grains. Deep golden tan surfaces with lighter high points. Late obverse die state, heavy cud forming at 3 o'clock engaging E, another crack at shoulder that runs diagonally upward across the neck, jutting sharply right to the ear, another at the rim that meets the breastplate and juts to the right, connecting to the shoulder crack, also running to the left through AUCTO, some swelling in the right field as well, no visible marks, reverse with clash marks at Liberty's pole arm, rim through bottom of date, numerals, no marks of any consequence. Problem-free and undeniably choice for the grade. Finer than the Ford, Perkins, and Taylor pieces for comparison, and a probable candidate for admission to the Condition Census for the variety.
Provenance: From the Robert M. Martin Collection. Ex Jesse Patrick Collection; C-4’s Eight Annual Convention Sale, November 2002, lot 150; our sale of Collection SLT, January 2012, lot 7264.
PCGS# 370 and #685183.
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