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    1788 Connecticut Copper, AU55
    Mailed Bust Left, Miller 12.1-E
    The Finest Seen

    1788 COPPER Connecticut Copper, Mailed Bust Left AU55 NGC. M. 12.1-E, W-4515, R.6. 129.6 grains. Obverse 12.1 appears with reverse dies E and F.1, and reverse E is found with obverse dies 7, 9, 12.1, and 12.2. An imperfectly centered impression with the upper obverse legend trapped against the edge of the planchet. Similarly, the lower reverse is off the flan, with only the tops of 788 visible in the date. Both sides have pleasing golden-olive surfaces with faded pinkish mint red visible at the center of the reverse. A few scattered spots are noted, with a wavy obverse surface. Myriad pre-production planchet marks are noted, along with trivial post-production marks on this Condition Census example. The only one we have seen that rivals this remarkable piece is the AU Ford coin, with two or three XF examples following that coin in the census.
    Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $5.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2B3B, PCGS# 403)


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 19
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    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.
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