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    1787 Connecticut Copper, MS65 Brown
    Laughing Head, Miller 6.1-M
    Possibly the Finest Known

    1787 COPPER Connecticut Copper, Mailed Bust Left, Laughing Head MS65 Brown NGC M. 6.1-M, W-2820, R.1. 125.0 grains. There are two obverse dies identified as the Laughing Head and both are mated to reverse M, which makes no other appearance in the Connecticut series. Miller 6.1-M is plentiful, while Miller 6.2-M is scarce. These varieties are important for their separate listings in the Guide Book. Although there is a substantial population of this variety, examples are typically worn. For example, the 1975 Pine Tree-EAC coin was called "almost Very Fine"; the Norweb piece was graded VF30 (but should have been called XF); the Taylor coin graded XF45; the Perkins example was AU; and the Ford coin was designated Choice AU. Garrett's Choice Uncirculated piece is the only comparable example.

    This boldly detailed example exhibits a strong strike. The chestnut-brown surfaces show full mint frost with cartwheel luster. The reverse has distinctive mahogany toning below and left of center. This extraordinary piece will make a prized addition to the specialist's cabinet, and may serve as the centerpiece of an advanced collection.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2B2W, PCGS# 358)

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 19
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    A powerful and intimidating dealer of the 1960s, backed by important colleagues, was accused of selling fraudulent gold coins and ingots to unsuspecting numismatists. Who would go up against a man like that and, over the course of decades, prove the fraud? Who would expose a widely respected scholar as a thief, then doggedly pursue recovery of coins that the scholar had stolen from an embarrassed numismatic organization, all over the objections of influential collectors who had bought coins with clouded titles? Eric P. Newman would - and did. Reserve your copy today.
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