1787 CONNECTICUT COPPER -
Images courtesy of Superior
PCGS EF-45. Ex
– American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,”
July 25, 2003
39, "Miller 33.34-Z.11, Draped Bust Left, Rarity-5",
illustrated, sold for $747.50
"Strong Very Fine." Ex - B. Max Mehl, February 27, 1917 -
Strong Museum - Stack's "66th Anniversary Sale", October 16,
2001, Lot 227, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "1787
M.33.34-Z.11 (R-5). Strong Very Fine, approaching Extremely Fine.
140.1 grains. Splendid strike on nearly fully circular, smooth planchet.
Die crack through T of ET, date partly off planchet. Apparently very
gently cleaned long ago, now an appealing medium brown. In our Perkins
Collection sale noted that EF was well within the Condition Census for
this important variety."
"VF-30" (illustrated above). Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Coin
Sale", May 27-29, 2001, Lot 1016, plated, where it was described as
follows: "1787 Connecticut Miller 33.34-Z.11 Rarity-5+ VF30. Choice
glossy medium brown with chocolate brown toning in the protected areas.
Nearly perfect for the grade, a few microscopic chips in the planchet on
the upper left reverse away from perfection. Nicely centered and well
struck. LDS. Weight 144.8 grains."