||1788 COPPER Connecticut Copper, Mailed Bust Right, Struck over 1785 Nova Constellatio 4-D AU55 NGC. M. 5-B.2, W-4440, Low R.6. 109.6 grains. A second example of the Miller 5-B.2 struck over a 1785 Nova Constellatio copper. This impressive piece was part of the famous Dr. Hall Collection, although there is no evidence of his edge paint that indicates his front line coins. Although a trace of rub or friction appears on the high points, this is a remarkable example, and possibly the finest known with better surfaces than the "Uncirculated" Ford specimen. Traces of faded mint red appear within the letters on both sides of this olive-brown beauty. Ex: Dr. Thomas Hall; Virgil Brand; Brand Estate (sold for $20.00 on May 18, 1935); B.G. Johnson (sold for $25.00); Eric P. Newman; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $14,687.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.