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1787 Connecticut Copper. Miller 33.3-W.1, W-3400. Rarity-4. Draped Bust Left. AU-55 (PCGS).

Original Lot at Stack's Bowers

Lot #
8220
Grade
AU55BN
Sale Price
$1,320.00

Auction Details

Firm Sale Type Name Date Notes Lot
Stack's Bowers Auction Spring 2019 Baltimore U.S. Coins Auction Mar-2019 Richard Picker’s 1787 Miller 33.3-W.1 1787 Connecticut Copper. Miller 33.3-W.1, W-3400. Rarity-4. Draped Bust Left. AU-55 (PCGS). 135.2 grains. Attractive and even light greenish olive brown on both sides with no serious flaws, whether natural or from handling. Slight microgranularity is seen under magnification and there is some very minor central roughness where the strike did not completely smooth out the planchet. Sharp and centered well enough for all peripheral details to be complete save for the base of the date. Late die states as usually seen with various cracks, die flow and subtle distortions in the fields on both sides. All of the major collections seem to have included pieces of similar quality to this, give or take a little. Perhaps the most useful comparison is to the relatively recently sold Eric Newman example, which seems very close to this coin in terms of sharpness, though it exhibited more serious flaws than seen here. From Richard Picker’s personal collection. Provenance: From the Twin Leaf Collection of Connecticut & Massachusetts Coppers. Earlier ex Richard Picker, Stack’s, October 1984:160; Stack’s, May 2000:44. Click here for certification details from PCGS.

Coin Details

PCGS # Service Cert # PCGS Pop PCGS Pop Higher PCGS Price GuideSM Value Set Registry
685209 PCGS 36054057 1 0 $1,600.00 View a collection that includes this coin
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