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    1785 Connecticut Copper, MS63 Brown
    Exceptional Miller 6.3-G.1
    Dr. Hall's Inked Edge

    1785 CONNCT Connecticut, Mailed Bust Right, M. 6.3-G.1, W-2400, R.3, MS63 Brown NGC. 141.1 grains. Although this piece ranks among the 10 most plentiful 1785 Connecticut varieties, it is rarely seen so fine. It has a provenance dating back to Dr. Thomas Hall who inked the variety notation on the edge, a marking designating this piece as one of his front-line coins. The example is finer than the AU Ford coin that Michael Hodder called the finest he had seen. The Perkins, Taylor, and 1975 EAC sales each had an example graded XF, while the Norweb family had one graded Fine. Trivial planchet rifts appear on the effigy's cheek. The surfaces are glossy and lustrous, with distinct olive and bluish steel-brown on both sides. The obverse has a bold strike from a deeply cut die, robbing the reverse of adequate metal flow to fully fill the design. This is easily a Condition Census piece, and likely the finest known. The obverse die is frequently found with reverse G.1, and rarely with reverse G.2. Reverse G.1 makes no other appearances in the Connecticut series. Listed on page 63 of the 2020 Guide Book.
    Ex: Dr. Thomas Hall; Virgil Brand; Herbert Oechsner Collection (Stack's, 9/1988), lot 1034; Jon Hanson (9/9/1988); Donald G. Partrick.

    Coin Index Numbers: (Variety PCGS# 686813, Base PCGS# 316)


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