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Obverse of 1788 Connecticut Copper - Miller 2-D      Reverse of 1788 Connecticut Copper - Miller 2-D

Obverse of 1788 Connecticut Copper - Miller 2-D     Reverse of 1788 Connecticut Copper - Miller 2-D 

  
1788 CONNECTICUT COPPER -
MILLER 2-D

Rarity: Common

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

The reverse die of this variety was also used on:
1788 Miller 16.1-D

Images courtesy of Early American History Auctions

Recent appearances:
PCGS AU-50.  Ex - Superior January 28, 1900, Lot 2031 - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Coin Sale", May 27-29, 2001, Lot 1022, plated, where it was described as follows: "1788 Connecticut Miller 2-D Rarity-1 PCGS graded About Uncirculated-50. Mailed bust right. Reddish chocolate brown and steel. The planchet is mostly smooth but there is microscopic roughness on the portrait. No spots or contact marks. LDS with a strong cud break joining the shoulder to the rim and additional die cracks on both sides. The reverse is rotated 30 degrees CCW."

"Very Fine or better.  Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, August 25, 2001, Lot 1387, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "1788 CT Copper, Miller 2-D, Mailed Bust Right, Very Fine or better.  Rarity 1.  Details and surfaces of Extremely Fine, but with enough congenital flaws and voids to merit lowering the grade to a net VF.  To its credit, this coin displays no circulation flaws and has no real wear or post-striking problems.  Obverse circular planchet cutter lip can be seen along the top edge."

"Extremely Fine-45" (illustrated above).  Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, October 14, 2000, Lot 993, "PCGS VF-30...Pleasing, olive and light tan colors. The surfaces show some scattered patches of roughness, most of which appears to have been in the planchet before the coin was struck." - Early American History Auctions, Inc. Mail Bid Sale, April 20, 2002, Lot 940, illustrated, where it was described (in full) as follows: "Extremely Fine-45. Attractive reddish and golden-brown colors. Softly struck at the top of the obverse (possibly accounted for by the patch of natural roughness that appears on the lower left reverse). Great details for the grade, with just a touch of wear on the high points. This interesting variety has the date crowded to the left.", unsold - Early American History Auctions, Inc. Mail Bid Sale, December 7, 2002, Lot 949 - EAHA 06/2004:881, $632.50.  The images above are of the same coin, indicating the dramatic influence that lighting can have on a coin's appearance.