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Miller 33.5-T.2

Obverse of 1787 Connecticut Copper - Miller 33.5-T.2      Reverse of 1787 Connecticut Copper - Miller 33.5-T.2

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

PCGS MS-63 Brown (illustrated above).  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 2001, Lot 60 at $12,075.00, where it was unattributed and described as follows: "1787 Connecticut Copper. Draped bust facing left. PCGS graded MS-63 Brown. A choice coin that boasts well struck devices on the obverse, although the reverse shows characteristic weakness. These coins were struck from dies which were produced by a master hub, which made counterfeiting more difficult. Some small engraving was then done by hand to finish the dies. Hints of original mint red still adhere in the lettering, and the balance of the coin is toned a medium brown. Struck a bit off-center on the reverse, with the top of Liberty's head just off the edge. Free of handling distractions or spots, this early copper coin is very well preserved."