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Obverse of 1786 Connecticut Copper - Miller 1-A     Reverse of 1786 Connecticut Copper - Miller 1-A


Rarity: Very Scarce

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This was the only use of the obverse die.

The reverse die of this variety was also used on:
1786 Miller 2.1-A 

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Significant examples:
"AU-55" (illustrated above).  Ex - 1975 Pine Tree "1975 EAC Sale", February 1975, Lot 30 - Don Valenziano - Bill Weber - Superior Galleries "The Pre-Long Beach Sale", June 3-4, 2002, Lot 2097, illustrated, "Far superior to any example offered in Garrett, Taylor or Perkins.  Only the ANS example is reported finer...", sold for $10,925.00 - TT

Recent appearances:
"Very Fine+".  Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc. Mail Bid Sale, April 20, 2002, Lot 924, where it was described (in part) as follows: "A rather pleasing example of this popular "Redbook" variety, this one with the sort of light, chocolate brown color that fetches huge prices at auction. Both sides are struck off-center by about 5 degrees and both sides show some faint, old pinscratches. This is a late state, with the bust showing a "double chin" die break", unsold - Early American History Auctions, Inc. Mail Bid Sale, December 7, 2002, Lot 928