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    1787 Connecticut Copper, Fine Details
    Small Head, Miller 1.1-VV

    1787 COPPER Connecticut Copper, Mailed Bust Right, Small Head Fine Details, Environmental Damage NGC. M. 1.1-VV, W-2710, High R.6. 118.8 grains. This is the only appearance of the reverse die, and only about a half dozen exist. The variety was discovered by Dr. Thomas Hall about 1897. Selected examples include the VF Ford coin, the Fine example in the Taylor Collection, a VG to Fine example in the 1975 Pine Tree-EAC sale, this piece, the VG Norweb discovery coin, and the Good ANS specimen. Robert Martin reports 14 known of the Miller 1.1-VV. Both sides of this dark olive and steel-brown example show lighter brown on the devices, with old scratches and corrosion.
    Ex: Gift of Jerry Tralims, Hialea, Florida (1965); Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

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

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
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