1787 CONNECTICUT COPPER -
Rarity: Very Scarce
This was the only use of the obverse die.
The reverse die of this variety was also used on:
1787 Miller 33.20-Z.9
1787 Miller 33.35-Z.9
Images courtesy of Early
American History Auctions, Inc.
PCGS EF-40 (illustrated above). Ex
- Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, October 14,
2000, Lot 991, "134.2 grains. Rarity 4 (Very Scarce). A lovely coin
with chestnut fields and lighter tan high points. The obverse shows some
faint clash marks from the reverse, most noticeably the tiny tree held
by the seated figure on the reverse. Some wear lines are also noted near
the rims on the reverse and a small fissure is well hidden on the lower
right side, as well. All in all, this is one of the better known
examples of this scarcer variety."
"Choice Extremely Fine"
(illustrated below). Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.
Bid Sale, April 20, 2002, Lot 938, illustrated, where it was
described (in part) as follows: "...127.0 grains...This is only the
third example of this variety that we have handled over the past five
years and this is by far the finest (even better than the PCGS EF-40 we
offered in our October 2000 Mail Bid Sale). The surfaces are nice and
smooth and show no roughness other than what was in the die. More
importantly, the planchet is perfect and the centering is right-on, giving
the buyer a full, clear date. Struck from a late state of the dies, with
buckling visible in the fields on both sides.