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1788 Connecticut Copper. Miller 12.2-E, W-4530. Rarity-6. Mailed Bust Left. AU-50 (PCGS).

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Stack's Bowers Auction Spring 2019 Baltimore U.S. Coins Auction Mar-2019 Outstanding 1788 Miller 12.2-E The Finest We Have Seen 1788 Connecticut Copper. Miller 12.2-E, W-4530. Rarity-6. Mailed Bust Left. AU-50 (PCGS). 128.5 grains. A lovely coin with outstanding color and surfaces. Both sides are light olive brown with tan highlights. Glossy, smooth and hard without any serious defects. One small natural edge flaw over the effigy is away from the obverse design but affects the central two date digits to a degree. The reverse is centered slightly low and to the left. The obverse die is well worn, showing flowlines and sinking around the truncation, which resulted in prominent bulges in this area and some striking softness in the opposing area of the reverse. A very scarce variety and easily the nicest one we are aware of. It is finer than the Q. David Bowers, Pine Tree 1975 EAC coin which was described with a “suggested” grade of AU-50 but was stained, laminated and double struck. It is much nicer than the examples in Norweb, Perkins and ANS. It is finer than both Frederick Taylor coins, one of which went to Collection SLT. It is better than the Dr. Hall-Edward Hessberg coin in our June 1991 sale (lot 1559), and finer than the Eric Newman coin, which was graded EF-40 by NGC and brought $9,400 in May 2014. The variety was missing from both the Oechsner and Ford collections. A superb example of this variety suitable for the finest of Connecticut collections. Provenance: From the Twin Leaf Collection of Connecticut & Massachusetts Coppers. Earlier ex Seventh Annual C4 Convention sale, November 2001:167. 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
687230 PCGS 36651076 1 0 $5,500.00 View a collection that includes this coin
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