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    Mint State 1788 Connecticut Draped Bust Left Copper

    1788 COPPER Connecticut Copper, Draped Bust Left MS62 Brown NGC. M. 16.1-D, R.3. 126.2 grains. A sharply struck representative with medium brown patina and minutely granular surfaces. There are no detectable abrasions, although a rim flaw is noted on the reverse at 1 o'clock and the strike is a few degrees off center toward 5 o'clock. The reverse exhibits heavy die breaks (as made) near 7 and 10 o'clock. The Perkins catalog declared that this piece was the "Second Finest Seen," which comes as no surprise given the exemplary quality of the Perkins collection.
    Ex: George Earle Collection (Henry Chapman, 6/1912), lot 2058; Hillyer Ryder, F.C.C. Boyd, Ford Family Trust (Stack's, 6/1994), lot 216; George C. Perkins, Esq. Collection (Stack's, 1/2000), lot 522.(#409)

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


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    Auction Dates
    August, 2004
    18th-21st Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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