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    1788 Connecticut Copper, MS64 Brown
    The Finest Known Miller 3-B.1

    1788 COPPER Connecticut, Mailed Bust Right, M. 3-B.1, W-4410, High R.5, MS64 Brown NGC. 118.8 grains. This impressive copper is likely the finest known Miller 3-B.1, exhibiting glossy olive-brown surfaces with hints of faded mint red on the reverse. Full obverse and reverse border details are evident on this nicely centered example displaying strong design definition and full border dentils that are narrow at the upper obverse. Marks on the obverse effigy's portrait remain from the Nova Constellatio undertype that is seen on most examples of this variety. The obverse die appears with reverse dies B.1 and B.2. Reverse B.1 is also found with obverse 4.1. We have surveyed 16 important Connecticut collections, and this piece is far finer than examples in any of the other collections, aside from the Oechsner Collection, whence this came. Only the AU Robert Martin coin is close to the quality of this remarkable piece. Listed on page 66 of the 2021 Guide Book.
    Ex: Herbert Oechsner Collection (Stack's, 9/1988), lot 1185; Jon Hanson (9/9/1988); Donald G. Partrick.

    Coin Index Numbers: (Variety PCGS# 687249, Base PCGS# 397)


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