1787 CONNECTICUT COPPER -
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
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.
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
"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."