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1786 Connecticut copper. Miller 5.3-N. Rarity-2. Hercules Head. Very Fine.

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1786 Connecticut copper. Miller 5.3-N. Rarity-2. Hercules Head. Very Fine.

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1786 Connecticut copper. Miller 5.3-N. Rarity-2. Hercules Head. Very Fine. The Ted Craige example of this distinctive Connecticut type, which I catalogued as "Middle die state, before the reverse badly swells, still showing the date and a good bit of central detail, in addition to full legends. Handsome medium brown with some horizontal striations and laminations across central obverse, notable reverse flaw at chest extends to above E of INDE. A very good looking Hercules Head, boldly detailed and free of post-striking problems. Even with its striations, this is nicer than normal. A very desirable type coin." The Guide Book pricing values a Fine at $600 and a VF at $2400. Without getting into the merits of this information, what is more desirable: a relatively sharp example of a late die state which, by its very nature, shows no date or significant reverse detail, or an earlier die state that still retains these features? Choices such as this are why state coppers will never trade based strictly upon their "grade." As is, the grade of this one is much nicer than normal. It was good enough for Ted Craige, who had very little competition for coins like this through the entire 1960s.

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Grading Service RAW
Grade N/A
Designation N/A
Mint Location Philadelphia
Strike Type Business
Circulated/Uncirc Uncirculated
Grade Add On No
SKU or Cert # 10013005

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1786 Connecticut copper. Miller 5.3-N. Rarity-2. Hercules Head. Very Fine. The Ted Craige example of this distinctive Connecticut type, which I catalogued as "Middle die state, before the reverse badly swells, still showing the date and a good bit of central detail, in addition to full legends. Handsome medium brown with some horizontal striations and laminations across central obverse, notable reverse flaw at chest extends to above E of INDE. A very good looking Hercules Head, boldly detailed and free of post-striking problems. Even with its striations, this is nicer than normal. A very desirable type coin." The Guide Book pricing values a Fine at $600 and a VF at $2400. Without getting into the merits of this information, what is more desirable: a relatively sharp example of a late die state which, by its very nature, shows no date or significant reverse detail, or an earlier die state that still retains these features? Choices such as this are why state coppers will never trade based strictly upon their "grade." As is, the grade of this one is much nicer than normal. It was good enough for Ted Craige, who had very little competition for coins like this through the entire 1960s.

Additional

Additional Information

Grading Service RAW
Grade N/A
Designation N/A
Mint Location Philadelphia
Strike Type Business
Circulated/Uncirc Uncirculated
Grade Add On No
SKU or Cert # 10013005

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