||1787 COPPER Connecticut Copper, Draped Bust Left, CONNFC MS61 Brown NGC. M. 43.1-Y, W-4250, R.2. 129.6 grains. Obverse die 43.1 is known only in this marriage with reverse Y. Likewise, the reverse is not seen anywhere else in the Connecticut series. The incomplete (clipped) planchet is positioned at 6:30 on the obverse and 11:30 on the reverse. A plentiful variety, it is frequently found in higher grades, although rarely as fine as this example from the Eric P. Newman Collection. Both sides are lovely chocolate-brown with trivial splashes of deeper patina and traces of original mint red. The Garrett and Taylor collections included Mint State examples, and along with this piece are the three finest that have come to our attention. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $11,750.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.