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    1787 Miller 37.6-B Connecticut Copper, AU53
    Breen Plate Coin, Finest Known

    1787 COPPER Connecticut, Draped Bust Left, M. 37.6-B, W-4130, R.7, AU53 NGC. 138.3 grains. Obverse die 37.6 is known with reverse dies B and k.4. Reverse die B is known with obverse dies 2 and 37.6. This is the Breen Encyclopedia plate coin. Bob Martin records 12 distinct examples in his notebook, including those in Taylor (VG), EAC '75 (Good), Barnsley (no grade), ANS (VF), Hessberg (AG-Good), 11/2007 eBay sale (probably VG); 5/2009 eBay sale (probably Good), Tanenbaum duplicate (G/VG); Collection SLT (VG), Yale University (no grade), and one reported by Tom Rinaldo (AG). This Hall-Brand-Oechsner-Partrick example is far and away the finest known. Golden-brown surfaces are glossy and smooth with limited softness at the top of the portrait and on Liberty's shield. The date and legends are bold and centered nicely on the flan. A couple of planchet cracks appear above RI, and another travels diagonally downward from the I in LIB to the globe. A lamination occurs near the branch. Listed on page 66 of the 2021 Guide Book.
    Ex: Dr. Thomas Hall; Virgil Brand; New Netherlands (6/1958), lot 98; Herbert Oechsner Collection (Stack's, 9/1988), lot 1158; Jon Hanson (9/9/1988); Donald G. Partrick.

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

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