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    1786 Miller 5.1-H.1 Copper, AU55
    The Finest Known
    Dr. Hall's Edge Markings

    1786 COPPER Connecticut, Mailed Bust Left, M. 5.1-H.1, W-2540, R.5, AU55 NGC. 148.8 grains. This impressive golden-brown copper has exceptional surfaces, with diagonal planchet striations adding character. Traces of original mint red remain in the protected areas. The obverse die is bulged on this coin, as on all known examples of this die marriage. The obverse and reverse striations are also typical of the variety. This piece retains Dr. Hall's inked attribution on the edge. The 1975 Pine Tree/EAC sale offered an XF that was called "second only to the fantastic Brand coin." The Perkins coin graded Very Fine and Ford's was called Choice Extremely Fine. The obverse die appears nowhere else in the Connecticut series, while the reverse also appears with obverse dies 5.2 and 5.7. Listed on page 65 of the 2021 Guide Book.
    Ex: Dr. Thomas Hall; Virgil Brand; New Netherlands (51st Sale, 6/1958), lot 71; Frederick Taylor Collection (Bowers and Merena, 3/1987), lot 2351; Donald G. Partrick.

    Coin Index Numbers: (Variety PCGS# 686831, Base PCGS# 331)


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