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Obverse of 1785 Connecticut Copper - Miller 6.3-G.1      Reverse of 1785 Connecticut Copper - Miller 6.3-G.1


Rarity: Very Scarce

Variety nickname: Mailed Bust Right

The obverse die of this variety was also used on:
1785 Miller 6.3-G.1

This was the only use of the reverse die.

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

Recent appearances:
PCGS AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 2001, Lot 57 at $3,680.00, where it was unattributed and described as follows: "1785 Connecticut Copper. Bust facing right. PCGS graded AU-58. Struck on a slightly rough planchet. Medium brown in color and well preserved. Sharply struck on the bust, and with more central detail than usually seen. Only a trace of wear on the high points, and one of the better examples of this early Connecticut cent known. In the recent PCGS Population Report, this is the finest graded, the next highest coin is graded EF-45."

"VF-30".  Ex - Jesse Patrick - McCawley & Grellman "8th Annual C-4 Convention Sale", November 16, 2002, Lot 78, illustrated, "...128.5 gns...The obverse is relatively clean...certainly smoother than the Perkins and Garrett AU's obverses.  Details on the obverse is also more evenly struck than that found on the Taylor VF...The flan this coin was made from was not entirely round leaving a small portion missing below bust on obverse and, correspondingly, above Liberty's [head] and to right on the reverse...", sold for $2,420.00