||1787 COPPER Connecticut Copper, Draped Bust Left XF45 NGC. M. 33.6-KK, W-3425, R.2. 128.1 grains. Here is another plentiful variety struck from a unique combination of obverse and reverse, neither die appearing anywhere else in the Connecticut series. This attractive olive and steel-brown copper shows imperfect centering, with border detail visible at the lower left obverse. CONNEC is close to the edge, and the date is tight against the lower reverse. The lower exergue line has notches to accommodate the digits. Verdigris around some of the letters could probably be removed with careful conservation. 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 @ $1.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $998.75. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.