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    1788 Connecticut Copper, VF35
    Canfield PDV, Miller 16.1-D

    1788 COPPER Connecticut Copper, Draped Bust Left VF35 NGC. M. 16.1-D, W-4595, R.3. 131.2 grains. The obverse appears with reverse dies D and H, and the reverse appears with obverse dies 2 and 16.1, as well as Vlack 13-88CT. According to Robert Martin, Mr. Canfield donated his collection of more than 8,500 minerals to the Smithsonian Institution, and bequeathed his frontline New Jersey and Connecticut coppers to the New Jersey Historical Society. His Connecticut coppers were transferred to the ANS in 1931. Duplicates were traded or sold before his bequest. This early die state example has crumbling at the I in LIB with a crack down from the adjacent B. Old corrosion appears on dark greenish steel-brown surfaces.
    Ex: Frederick A. Canfield; 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: 10
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