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    1787 Connecticut Copper, VF35
    Small Head, Miller 1.1-A

    1787 COPPER Connecticut Copper, Mailed Bust Right, Small Head, ETLIB INDE VF35 NGC. M. 1.1-A, W-2700, R.3. 129.6 grains. The obverse die appears here and also with reverse VV in the next lot, and it reappeared as obverse 1 of 1788. The reverse die is unique to this die pair. Obverse 1.1 is known as the Small Head, and it has a distinctive appearance unlike any of the other four 1787 obverse dies with a right facing bust. The reverse has ETLIB to the left, and INDE to the right: the only such occurrence among 1787 Connecticut coppers. Shy of the Condition Census, the Eric P. Newman specimen is finer than most examples, with smooth olive-brown and golden-tan surfaces, showing deeper green patina on the reverse.
    Ex: New York Coin & Stamp Co. (6/1903); Dr. Thomas Hall; Virgil Brand; Brand Estate; B.G. Johnson (sold for $20.00); Eric P. Newman; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# AVKV, PCGS# 346)

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 15
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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    Truth Seeker: The Life of Eric P. Newman (softcover)
    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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