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    1788 Connecticut Copper, AU58
    Draped Bust Left, Miller 16.3-N

    1788 COPPER Connecticut Copper, Draped Bust Left AU58 NGC M. 16.3-N, W-4610, R.2. 114.2 grains. This is the only appearance of the obverse and reverse dies. Both sides of this near-Mint Connecticut copper show myriad marks, and we believe that nearly every one of those marks remains from the planchet prior to striking. The glossy surfaces combine golden-tan and olive-brown with maroon patina along the left obverse and reverse border. Prominent clash marks appear in the left obverse field. Although a plentiful variety, typical survivors grade VF to XF. The 1975 Pine Tree-EAC coin, along with those in Taylor, Perkins, and Ford, graded XF, while the Norweb piece was called Fine 15.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2B3D, PCGS# 409)


    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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    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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