Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    1788 Connecticut Copper, XF40
    Canfield Attribution, Miller 16.4-L.2

    1788 COPPER Connecticut Copper, Draped Bust Left XF40 NGC. M. 16.4-L.2, W-4620, High R.5. 131.2 grains. The obverse appears with reverse dies A.2 and L.2, and the reverse may also be found with obverse 14.1. The obverse is also identified as 1787 obverse 32.4. Frederick A. Canfield's white ink attribution appears in bold contrast against the rich steel-brown surfaces of this rare copper. Hard green patina appears on the reverse of this off-center strike. The bold impression is about 10% off-center at 11 o'clock. This example is equal to Perkins, and finer than Taylor, Norweb, and Ford. The AU 1975 Pine Tree-EAC coin is the only nicer one we have seen.
    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: 12
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 387

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    17.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Truth Seeker: The Life of Eric P. Newman (softcover)
    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.
    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2021 April 21 - 27 Central States World Coins Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Had we endeavored to sell it without your support, it would have taken us at least 10 lifetimes, i.e. it would have been impossible.
    Melinda L.,
    Greenville, SC
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search