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    1788 Connecticut Copper, XF40
    Mailed Bust Left, Miller 12.1-F.1

    1788 CONNCT Connecticut Copper, Mailed Bust Left, M. 12.1-F.1, W-4520, R.5, XF40. NGC. Die alignment: 180°. The obverse bust is pleasant and well-rendered on this final-year Connecticut issue. The strike is uneven, bolder toward the top of the obverse and the bottom of the reverse, with a particularly strong date. What may appear at first to be roughness or scratches near Liberty's knees is in fact in the die. The coin has light brown coloration and only a few planchet striations or voids near the bust shoulder and Liberty's head. Listed on page 64 of the 2018 Guide Book.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2B3B, PCGS# 403)


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

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2017
    1st-3rd Wednesday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
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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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