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    1787 Miller 6.1-M Connecticut Copper, MS64★ Brown
    Traces of Mint Red

    1787 Connecticut, Laughing Head, M. 6.1-M, W-2820, R.1, MS64★ Brown NGC. The two Laughing Head varieties, Miller 6.1-M and 6.2-M, are the only appearances of those obverse dies and that reverse die in the Connecticut series. While Miller 6.1-M is a plentiful variety, Miller 6.2-M is elusive. The relationship of the legend letters and the effigy will differentiate the two obverse dies. This breathtaking piece has superb chocolate-brown surfaces that retain splashes of red mint color, especially evident on the obverse. A small planchet crack at 4 o'clock on the obverse and 2 o'clock on the reverse will identify this particular piece that appeared in auction almost half a century ago. The strike is bold and nicely, but not perfectly, centered. Several high-grade examples of Miller 6.1-M survive, although it is difficult to imagine that any are finer than this Choice Mint State example. Listed on page 65 of the 2021 Guide Book.
    Ex: RARCOA (4/1972), lot 390; Donald G. Partrick.

    Coin Index Numbers: (Variety PCGS# 686408, Base PCGS# 358)


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