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1787 Connecticut copper. Miller 41-ii. Rarity-4. AUCTOPI / ET IIB. Ex NN60 (1968) - Ted Craige

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1787 Connecticut copper. Miller 41-ii. Rarity-4. AUCTOPI / ET IIB. Ex NN60 (1968) - Ted Craige

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1787 Connecticut copper. Miller 41-ii. Rarity-4. Draped Bust Left. AUCTOPI / ET IIB. Choice Very Fine. The New Netherlands Coin Company's 60th sale has long worn the laurel hung on its neck by John W. Adams: "a strong candidate for best executed catalogue ever." In order to garner such high praise, the content of the sale had to be at least halfway decent, of course. One of the ways it got the coveted Adams A+ rating was on the back of Dr. Angus Black's fine collection of colonials, including this coin. In NN60, Walter Breen described it as "on the whole nicely struck with everything clear and generally sharp; bottoms of the date are off flan. The beautiful surfaces on this choice piece more than compensate for a hardly visible obv. scratch, rim nick, and a hard-to-find edge nick. Popular double error type." I catalogued it in the recent Ted Craige sale (its first offering since 1968) as "Beautiful glossy light brown with impeccable surface quality and eye appeal ... the thin scratch runs nearly imperceptibly across the obverse portrait, the tiny rim nick is at 6 o'clock on the obverse, and the edge nick is literally invisible from either side but is located above first C of CONNEC. A major variety in the series for its dual misspellings, AUCTOPI and ET IIB, a variety on many want lists but rarely found nice." The Guide Book prices the AUCTOPI at $1500 in EF, the ET IIB at $1300 in EF; this is suggestive of the problems with the Redbook: this variety is both the most easily found AUCTOPI and the most common of the ET IIB reverses, so presumably the price should be the same. In any case, this coin is about as nice as this important major variety comes, and rarely does it come with such a great provenance too.

Additional Information

Grading Service RAW
Grade N/A
Designation N/A
Mint Location No
Strike Type No
Circulated/Uncirc No
Grade Add On No
SKU or Cert # 7051

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1787 Connecticut copper. Miller 41-ii. Rarity-4. Draped Bust Left. AUCTOPI / ET IIB. Choice Very Fine. The New Netherlands Coin Company's 60th sale has long worn the laurel hung on its neck by John W. Adams: "a strong candidate for best executed catalogue ever." In order to garner such high praise, the content of the sale had to be at least halfway decent, of course. One of the ways it got the coveted Adams A+ rating was on the back of Dr. Angus Black's fine collection of colonials, including this coin. In NN60, Walter Breen described it as "on the whole nicely struck with everything clear and generally sharp; bottoms of the date are off flan. The beautiful surfaces on this choice piece more than compensate for a hardly visible obv. scratch, rim nick, and a hard-to-find edge nick. Popular double error type." I catalogued it in the recent Ted Craige sale (its first offering since 1968) as "Beautiful glossy light brown with impeccable surface quality and eye appeal ... the thin scratch runs nearly imperceptibly across the obverse portrait, the tiny rim nick is at 6 o'clock on the obverse, and the edge nick is literally invisible from either side but is located above first C of CONNEC. A major variety in the series for its dual misspellings, AUCTOPI and ET IIB, a variety on many want lists but rarely found nice." The Guide Book prices the AUCTOPI at $1500 in EF, the ET IIB at $1300 in EF; this is suggestive of the problems with the Redbook: this variety is both the most easily found AUCTOPI and the most common of the ET IIB reverses, so presumably the price should be the same. In any case, this coin is about as nice as this important major variety comes, and rarely does it come with such a great provenance too.

Additional

Additional Information

Grading Service RAW
Grade N/A
Designation N/A
Mint Location No
Strike Type No
Circulated/Uncirc No
Grade Add On No
SKU or Cert # 7051

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