1785 CONNECTICUT COPPER -
Variety nickname: Mailed Bust Right
The obverse die of this variety was also used on:
1785 Miller 6.3-G.1
was the only use of the reverse die.
Images courtesy of Ira
& Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.
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