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    1785 Connecticut Copper, MS62 Brown
    Sensational Miller 6.5-M
    The Finest Known

    1785 CONNCT Connecticut, Mailed Bust Right, M. 6.5-M, W-2430, High R.6, MS62 Brown NGC. 145.5 grains. With just over a dozen examples known, this variety is missing in most collections, including Norweb and Oechsner. The Taylor-Perkins example grades Fine, and the 1975 EAC sale had an example graded Very Good. Called AU in the Ford catalog, this piece deserves the Mint State grade that NGC assigns. The olive and golden-brown surfaces are flawless and fully lustrous, with central reverse weakness similar to many or most Connecticut coppers. Centering is imperfect, affecting the cops of CONN and most of the date, with only the tops of each digit visible. We fully concur with Don Partrick's brief assessment that this piece is "A Great Prize!" Listed on page 63 of the 2020 Guide Book.
    Ex: John G. Mills Collection (Chapman Brothers, 4/1904), lot 234; John J. Ford, Jr. (Stack's, 5/2005), lot 236; Jon Hanson (5/10/2005); Donald G. Partrick.


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