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Obverse of 1785 Connecticut Copper - Miller 8-D      Reverse of 1785 Connecticut Copper - Miller 8-D


Rarity: Very Rare

Variety nickname: Mailed Bust Left

This was the only use of the obverse die.

The reverse die of this variety was also used on:
1785 Miller 4.3-D 
1785 Miller 4.4-D 
1785 Miller 7.1-D 
1785 Miller 7.2-D

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Recent appearances:
"F-15" (illustrated above).  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", June 5-7, 2000, Lot 17, where it was described as follows: "1785 Conn. Miller 8-D R6- F-15 Glossy medium brown and chocolate. Nicely struck with excellent eye appeal for the grade. The only defects are some very faint hairline scratches hidden in the patina on the obverse, a small patch of microscopic roughness at the shoulder, and a void in the planchet at the rim outside UCT. Superior to the recently auctioned George Perkins example of this rare variety (Stack's 1/12/2000:212). Weight 143.4 grains.", sold for $1,150.00