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Obverse of 1785 Connecticut Copper - Miller 3.5-B      Reverse of 1785 Connecticut Copper - Miller 3.5-B

  
1785 CONNECTICUT COPPER -
MILLER 3.5-B

Rarity: Rare

Variety nickname: Mailed Bust Right

Notes:
This was the only use of the obverse die.

This was the only use of the reverse die.

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Recent appearances:
NGC AU-58 (illustrated above).  Superior 09/2004:8, "Frosty chocolate brown with traces of mint luster in protected areas. No corrosion or contact marks, just a bit of very light friction on the highpoints from mint state. The only flaw is a fine planchet fissure along the left edge of the L in LIB to near the elbow. The date and legends are clear. An outstanding example of this scarce variety, superior to the Taylor and Perkins examples."

"F-18".  Ex - McCawley & Grellman "8th Annual C-4 Convention Sale", November 16, 2002, Lot 229, illustrated, "...134.5 gns...", sold for $88.00 - Tom Rinaldo

"F-18".  Ex - McCawley & Grellman "8th Annual C-4 Convention Sale", November 16, 2002, Lot 230, illustrated, "...119.3 gns...", sold for $148.50 to a mail bidder.

"Fine-15" (illustrated below).  Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc. Mail Bid Sale, April 20, 2002, Lot 922, where it was described (in part) as follows: "125.5 grains. Details of Very Fine but net graded to Fine-15 because of some surface granularity on both sides. The left side of the reverse shows a natural lamination flaw and a tiny clip affects the very bottom of the date".

"F-12".  Ex - McCawley & Grellman "8th Annual C-4 Convention Sale", November 16, 2002, Lot 231, illustrated, "...140.7 gns...", sold for $93.50 - Chris McCawley

"VG-8".  Ex - Jesse Patrick - McCawley & Grellman "8th Annual C-4 Convention Sale", November 16, 2002, Lot 73, not illustrated, "...129.0 gns...only 33 specimens traced by Bobby Martin...", sold for $55.00

Obverse of 1785 Connecticut Copper - Miller 3.5-B      Reverse of 1785 Connecticut Copper - Miller 3.5-B

Images courtesy of Early American History Auctions