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    1787 Connecticut Copper, VG8
    The Famous Miller 33.22-II
    Unique, Only One Previous Auction Appearance

    1787 COPPER Connecticut, Draped Bust Left, M. 33.22-II, W-3705, Unique, VG8 NGC. Both dies are unique to this marriage, and the variety itself is unique. While a complete set of Connecticut varieties must be considered among the greatest of all numismatic challenges, no advanced collection will ever approach completion without this coin. Miller wrote in 1920 about the variety, saying "The only specimen known is in the collection of Mr. Hillyer Ryder." One hundred years later, the unique status of this coin remains unchallenged. In addition to Hillyer Ryder, its pedigree includes the John J. Ford, Jr. Collection, prior to acquisition by Donald G. Partrick via Jon Hanson. Although the centers are weakly struck and the surfaces show fine granularity, the coin offers golden-brown high points surrounded by deep-brown fields and margins for a pleasing effect. This important coin stands out as testament to the unsurpassed scope of the Partrick Connecticut coppers. Listed on page 66 of the 2021 Guide Book.
    Ex: Hillyer Ryder Collection; later, John J. Ford, Jr. (Stack's, 5/2005), lot 394; Jon Hanson (5/10/2005); Donald G. Partrick.


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