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Obverse of 1787 Connecticut Copper - Miller 33.32-Z.13     Reverse of 1787 Connecticut Copper - Miller 33.32-Z.13


1787 CONNECTICUT COPPER - 
MILLER 33.32-Z.13

Rarity: Common

Variety equivalents: 

Notes:
This was the only use of the obverse die.

The reverse die of this variety was also used on 1787 Miller 33.1-Z.13, 1787 Miller 33.8-Z.13 and 1787 Miller 33.21-Z.13, 1787 Miller 33.39-Z.13.

 

Images courtesy of Early American History Auctions, Inc.

Recent appearances:
PCGS About Uncirculated-55 (illustrated above).  Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, April 21, 2001, Lot 1051, where it was described as follows: "1787 CT Copper, Draped Bust Left, Miller 33.32-Z.13, PCGS graded About Uncirculated-55.  Rarity 2 (Common). Super-glossy, with a hard, slick luster on both sides. The color is choice, a light, medium-brown, with some old lightening on the highest points. Because this was struck from a late state of the dies, there is some mushiness in the details, particularly on the reverse and some portions of the coin are just plain softly struck. A natural edge flaw appears on the upper left reverse (on the obverse, the flaw appears as some minor cracking in the planchet. This example is far finer than Taylor:2582 and has none of the granularity. A great coin for the specialist."

"Choice Very Fine" (illustrated below).  Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, October 13, 2001, Lot 1151, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "1787 CT Copper, Draped Bust Left, Miller 33.32-Z.13, Choice Very Fine.  146.6 grains. Rarity 2 (Common). A rather choice example with no surface problems except for some natural lamination flaws just above the date on the reverse. The color is a choice, light brown - the kind that copper collectors dream of. The details on both sides are slightly mushy, something we attribute to a late state of the dies (also confirmed by several die cracks on both sides. The obverse is very well-centered, while the reverse is shifted slightly to the right. Most of the date is visible; only the bottom of the final 7 is off the flan."

Obverse of 1787 Connecticut Copper - Miller 33.32-Z.13

Images courtesy of Early American History Auctions, Inc.