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Obverse of 1785 Connecticut Copper - Miller 4.1-A.4     Reverse of 1785 Connecticut Copper - Miller 4.1-A.4

  
1785 CONNECTICUT COPPER -
MILLER 4.1-F.4

Rarity: Very Common

Variety nickname: African Head

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

This was the only use of the reverse die.

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.

Recent appearances:
PCGS AU-50 (illustrated above).  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 2001, Lot 58 at $2,875.00, where it was unattributed and described as follows: "1785 Connecticut Copper. African head. PCGS graded AU-50. An extremely rare coin in high grade, this one is one of two graded as such by PCGS, with none graded higher. Below that only 2 have been graded in EF-40. Certainly a prize for the specialist. The surfaces are slightly rough under magnification, and the coin is toned a medium light brown. One spot on each side of the obverse, both old and not too distracting."

PCGS EF-40.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Pre-Long Beach Sale", September 23 & 24, 2002, Lot 61, illustrated

"EF-40".  Ex - Jesse Patrick - McCawley & Grellman "8th Annual C-4 Convention Sale", November 16, 2002, Lot 74, illustrated, "...135.6 gns...", sold for $1,155.00

Very Fine-35. Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc. Mail Bid Sale, April 20, 2002, Lot 923, where it was described (in part) as follows: "140.2 grains. Strong detail for the type, with uniformly porous surfaces. Struck slightly off-center on the reverse, shifting so that the date is separated from the rim by a fairly wide margin.", unsold - Early American History Auctions, Inc. Mail Bid Sale, December 7, 2002, Lot 927

"F-18".  Ex - McCawley & Grellman "8th Annual C-4 Convention Sale", November 16, 2002, Lot 232, illustrated, "...133.1 gns...", sold for $302.50 to a mail bidder

"F-12".  Ex - McCawley & Grellman "8th Annual C-4 Convention Sale", November 16, 2002, Lot 233, not illustrated, "...138.8 gns...", sold for $198.00

Obverse of 1785 Connecticut Copper - Miller 4.1-A.4     Reverse of 1785 Connecticut Copper - Miller 4.1-A.4

Ebay 3957802601, sold on 02/20/2005 for $675.00

    

Ebay 3959448804, closed on 2/21/2005, offered by AuctionNow, Inc.

 1785 Connecticut Copper - Miller 4.1-A.4
Ebay 3958016654, closed on 02/20/2005 and failed to meet the starting bid of $350.
Offered on eBay by Alabama Coin and Silver.