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1787 Connecticut copper. Miller 33.28-Z.16. Rarity-5. Snipe Nose.

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1787 Connecticut copper. Miller 33.28-Z.16. Rarity-5. Snipe Nose.

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1787 Connecticut copper. Miller 33.28-Z.16. Rarity-5. Snipe Nose. Choice Extremely Fine.

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I fell in love with this coin when cataloguing it among the Ted Craige collection. The catalogue description I wrote suggests as much. It also suggests I probably shouldn't catalogue so much late at night: "Flawless glossy tan with superlative visual appeal. About as choice as could be imagined; we will mention the world's smallest rim nick under the date just because we get paid by the word. A pretty spectacular piece. If this coin doesn't appeal to you, stop collecting Connecticuts and proceed immediately to your nearest Franklin half dealer." The point remains that this coin is pretty much perfect. The Snipe Nose is named for the impressive horizontal bisecting crack across the obverse, leaving the details of that die on two different planes. Rarely is a Snipe Nose this sharp, and those that are rarely are found with such choice surfaces. While this isn't a "Redbook variety," it sure is a major one, and this could easily find a place in a type collection of significant varieties.

Additional Information

Grading Service RAW
Grade No
Designation No
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type N/A
Circulated/Uncirc N/A
Grade Add On No
SKU or Cert # 000003

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I fell in love with this coin when cataloguing it among the Ted Craige collection. The catalogue description I wrote suggests as much. It also suggests I probably shouldn't catalogue so much late at night: "Flawless glossy tan with superlative visual appeal. About as choice as could be imagined; we will mention the world's smallest rim nick under the date just because we get paid by the word. A pretty spectacular piece. If this coin doesn't appeal to you, stop collecting Connecticuts and proceed immediately to your nearest Franklin half dealer." The point remains that this coin is pretty much perfect. The Snipe Nose is named for the impressive horizontal bisecting crack across the obverse, leaving the details of that die on two different planes. Rarely is a Snipe Nose this sharp, and those that are rarely are found with such choice surfaces. While this isn't a "Redbook variety," it sure is a major one, and this could easily find a place in a type collection of significant varieties.

Additional

Additional Information

Grading Service RAW
Grade No
Designation No
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type N/A
Circulated/Uncirc N/A
Grade Add On No
SKU or Cert # 000003

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