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Obverse of 1785 Connecticut Copper - Miller 7.1-D     Reverse of 1785 Connecticut Copper - Miller 7.1-D


Rarity: Rare

Variety nickname: Mailed Bust Left

This was the only use of the obverse die.  From the same master hub as 1785 Miller 7.2-D but strengthened by hand, resulting in difference in the breast plate on the obverse bust.

The reverse die of this variety was also used on:
1785 Miller 4.3-D 
1785 Miller 4.4-D 
1785 Miller 7.2-D 
1785 Miller 8-D 

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Recent appearances:
"VG-10" (illustrated above).  Ex - Virgil Brand - unknown - New Netherlands Coin Co. 6/19/1958, Lot 66 - Herbert M. Oechsner, Stack's 9/8/1988, Lot 1038 - Bill Weber - Superior Galleries' "The Pre-Long Beach Sale", June 3-4, 2002, Lot 2101, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Choice glossy chocolate brown with medium brown highpoints creating an attractive two-tone appearance than accents the details. There are a few fine planchet fissures in the field before the face and another on the left side of the reverse, but overall this planchet is solid and the surfaces are very attractive. The 5 in the date is weak due to a shallow planchet flake at that spot. No notable contact marks. LDS, the obverse swelling strong and cud breaks at the top of the reverse. Weight 140.1 grains."

"Good-4".  Ex - McCawley & Grellman "8th Annual C-4 Convention Sale", November 16, 2002, Lot 238, illustrated, "...134.5 gns...", sold for $132.00