||1787 COPPER Connecticut Copper, Draped Bust Left, ETLIR Fine 12 NGC. M. 31.1-gg.1, W-3205, R.3. 140.4 grains. The round Circle H card has the notation: "Best one from Steigw./90." Charles Steigerwalt of Lancaster, Pennsylvania was the local coin dealer of W.W. Hays, who was born and died in Bellefonte, PA, 125 miles to the northwest. Patches of crimson patina appear on both sides of this olive-brown copper. Ex: Charles Steigerwalt (1890); William Wallace Hays; Hillyer Ryder; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $199.75. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.