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    1788 Connecticut Copper, XF40
    Draped Bust Left, Miller 14.1-L.2

    1788 COPPER Connecticut Copper, Draped Bust Left XF40 NGC. M. 14.1-L.2, W-4570, R.6. 109.6 grains. The obverse is usually found with reverse L.2, but occasionally with reverse S. This reverse die is slightly more available with obverse 16.4. This piece has hard maroon patina with some green verdigris, showing traces of light tan on the high points. This piece appears to be a virtual twin to the Ford coin for detail, surfaces, and the remarkable die state, and ranks among the finest examples we have seen. The reverse has an extraordinary internal die break. That fatal reverse die break undoubtedly accounts for the rarity of this variety.
    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: 10
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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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