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    1788 Connecticut Copper, Fine 12
    Small Head, Miller 1-I
    Finest Seen by Far

    1788 COPPER Connecticut Copper, Mailed Bust Right, Small Head Right Fine 12 NGC. M. 1-I, W-4400, R.5. 106.5 grains. This variety is also identified as Vermont Ryder-39, Whitman 2265. The obverse die was previously used for 1787 Connecticut coppers, and identified in that series as Miller obverse 1.1. In the 1788 series, obverse 1 and reverse I are unique to this variety. Improperly centered as usual for the variety, with reverse details typically weaker than those on the obverse. Due to the uneven striking, certain aspects of this lovely olive-brown example suggest a higher grade, while others suggest a lower one. This variety appeared in the 1975 Pine-Tree EAC sale, and in Taylor, Perkins, and Ford. All four coins grade in the range of Good to Fine, and in each case the reverse is weaker than the obverse. The Eric P. Newman example has far finer surfaces and color than any others we have seen.
    Ex: John Zug (10/28/1926); Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 400)


    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: 11
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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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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