1858 1C J-211 (Proof)

Series: Patterns - PR

PCGS PR65+

PCGS PR65+

PCGS PR65

PCGS PR65

PCGS PR65

PCGS PR65

PCGS #:
11893
Designer:
N/A
Edge:
N/A
Diameter:
N/A
Weight:
N/A
Mintage:
N/A
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
Other
Major Varieties

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Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR66 PCGS grade  
	PR66 PCGS grade

Boiler78 Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 PR65+ PCGS grade

Wright Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

3 PR65 PCGS grade
3 PR65 PCGS grade
3 PR65 PCGS grade

Hoosier Flyer Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11217, $3,819

3 PR65 PCGS grade
3 PR65 PCGS grade
8 PR64 PCGS grade
8 PR64 PCGS grade
8 PR64 PCGS grade
 
	PR66 PCGS grade 
#1 PR66 PCGS grade

Boiler78 Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#2 PR65+ PCGS grade

Wright Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#3 PR65 PCGS grade
#3 PR65 PCGS grade
#3 PR65 PCGS grade

Hoosier Flyer Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11217, $3,819

#3 PR65 PCGS grade
#3 PR65 PCGS grade
#8 PR64 PCGS grade
#8 PR64 PCGS grade
#8 PR64 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1785 "African Head" Connecticut Copper is so-named because of the coarse appearance of the hair and the enlarged lips on the bust on the obverse. Two varieties make up this separate division: Miller 4.1-F.4 and Miller 4.2-F.6. The former is common; the latter is extremely rare. Because of the different styles of the obverse bust and the reverse figure, and because the punches used for these varieties differ from the usual 1785 Bust Right varieties, some have proposed that the African Heads might be contemporary counterfeits. However, their weight is above-normal for a contemporary counterfeit, which argues for a legitimate strike. Either way, the African Heads have been accepted as an integral part of the 1785 varieties and theire separate listing in the "Redbook" gives them full, collectible status.

No Mint State African Heads are known.