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Obverse of 1787 Connecticut Copper - Miller 3-D      Reverse of 1787 Connecticut Copper - Miller 3-D


Rarity: Very Scarce

Variety equivalents: 

This was the only use of the obverse die.  Is the big bulge at ON of CONNEC visible on all examples?

The reverse die of this variety was also used on:
1787 Miller 9-D

Images courtesy of Early American History Auctions

Recent appearances:
ACG AU-50.  Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc. Mail Bid Sale, April 20, 2002, Lot 930, where it was described (in full) as follows: "This specimen retains a lot of underlying natural mint iridescent luster, showing through somewhat mottled colors from golden-olive to medium russets and browns. A few tiny nicks are present on the hard smooth and mostly glossy surfaces. Adding to this coin's interest is that the obverse has been struck slightly off-center towards the upper right, a clear error." - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Pre-Long Beach Sale", September 23 & 24, 2002, Lot 62, illustrated

VF-35+.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 35, "Miller 13-D, Mailed Bust Left, Rarity-2", illustrated, sold for $632.50

PCGS VF-35 (illustrated below).  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc. "The Benson Collection, Part III", February 24-25, 2003, Lot 21, illustrated, unattributed, bought back by the consignor for $488.75 

PCGS VF-30 (illustrated above).  Ex - Sonderman, Massachusetts Historical Society, Stack’s 1/98 sale - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, October 14, 2000, Lot 988, "137.7 grains. Glossy, olive-brown surfaces with great eye appeal. The reverse die has rotated approximately 50 degrees out of position in a clock-wise direction. A tiny edge clip (as made) is noted at 3:00 on the obverse. This very coin was used to illustrate the variety in the GUIDEBOOK OF UNITED STATES COINS, adding a nice cachet to this piece."

Obverse of 1787 Connecticut Copper - Miller 13-D     Reverse of 1787 Connecticut Copper - Miller 13-D

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