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    1787 Miller 29.1-p Connecticut Copper, AU50
    John Burger's 'NYork' Counterstamp

    1787 Connecticut, Draped Bust Left, M. 29.1-p / Brunk-Y-30, W-3155, R.5--NYORK Counterstamp--AU50 NGC. 152.4 grains. The Donald G. Partrick Collection includes two Connecticut coppers with the NYork countermark of New York gold and silversmith John Burger. The other example is 1788 Miller 16.3-N. Burger was an apprentice and later a partner of Myer Myers. He eventually brought his sons David and Thomas into his business.

    Three examples of this countermark appeared in the November 2019 sale of the Robert Martin Collection, where a confirmed population of 10 examples on contemporary copper coins was noted, including seven on Connecticut coppers, two on Vermont coppers, and one on a 1773 counterfeit George III halfpenny. This olive and golden-brown piece has choice surfaces that are free of handling marks or verdigris. Both sides show excellent centering. Listed on page 66 of the 2021 Guide Book.
    Ex: Frederick Taylor Collection (Bowers and Merena, 3/1987), lot 2466; Donald G. Partrick.

    Coin Index Numbers: (Variety PCGS# 685379, Base PCGS# 370)


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