||1787 COPPER Connecticut Copper, Draped Bust Left VF35 NGC. M. 37.8-HH, W-4145, R.6. 149.7 grains. The Hall attribution number, 37-5/HH, was painted by William Wallace Hays in the left obverse field of this example. The obverse is combined with reverse dies HH, LL, and k.2. Reverse HH appears with obverse dies 37.8 and 37.13. Myriad planchet marks are evident at the weakly defined locales on the obverse and reverse; microscopic granularity is seen. Both sides have a pleasing blend of steel-brown and tan with excellent eye appeal. This example is far finer than the VG to Fine Ford coin and most others we have seen, although shy of the 1975 Pine Tree-EAC coin and the Taylor example. The present coin is likely a Condition Census specimen. Ex: William Wallace Hays; Hillyer Ryder; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $940.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.