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The Eric Newman 1788 CONNLC Connecticut Copper

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From the Eric P. Newman Collection, in the special NGC slab and accompanied by his ancient envelope (with a marked price of $2.00).

Details

1788 Connecticut copper. CONNLC. Miller 13-A.1. Rarity-5. Mailed Bust Left. F-15 (NGC). One of the most elusive Redbook varieties of Connecticut coppers, a particularly tough variety to find nice. This example shows excellent sharpness for the variety, what I would call Very Fine in most areas, with light granularity throughout and some areas of more significant roughness. A few old scratches blend in at the lower jaw, the temple, and the cuirass, along with the base of the reverse. The obverse is aligned perceptibly to 12:00, but nearly all of CONNLC remains on the planchet, including the complete bold L, standing out in its incongruity. I've had a few examples of this variety over the years, and none of them have been pretty. The Ford specimen, earlier from the famed 1907 Stickney sale, was attractive and smooth but showed similar sharpness; it sold for over $2500 nearly a decade ago. The one in the 2009 Stack's Americana sale was described as "outstanding quality for this die variety," which it was, but most of CONNLC was off the planchet. Steve Tanenbaum's, earlier from the 1987 Frederick Taylor sale, was nicer than this one, but had some unfortunate scratches on the reverse. None of these are perfect (Ford's may have been an exception), and few are even nice. This one is attractive, shows good sharpness along with a complete CONNLC, and has an unbeatable provenance.

Additional Information

Grading Service NGC
Grade F15
Designation BN
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type N/A
Circulated/Uncirc Circulated
Grade Add On N/A
SKU or Cert # 2041007035

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Details

1788 Connecticut copper. CONNLC. Miller 13-A.1. Rarity-5. Mailed Bust Left. F-15 (NGC). One of the most elusive Redbook varieties of Connecticut coppers, a particularly tough variety to find nice. This example shows excellent sharpness for the variety, what I would call Very Fine in most areas, with light granularity throughout and some areas of more significant roughness. A few old scratches blend in at the lower jaw, the temple, and the cuirass, along with the base of the reverse. The obverse is aligned perceptibly to 12:00, but nearly all of CONNLC remains on the planchet, including the complete bold L, standing out in its incongruity. I've had a few examples of this variety over the years, and none of them have been pretty. The Ford specimen, earlier from the famed 1907 Stickney sale, was attractive and smooth but showed similar sharpness; it sold for over $2500 nearly a decade ago. The one in the 2009 Stack's Americana sale was described as "outstanding quality for this die variety," which it was, but most of CONNLC was off the planchet. Steve Tanenbaum's, earlier from the 1987 Frederick Taylor sale, was nicer than this one, but had some unfortunate scratches on the reverse. None of these are perfect (Ford's may have been an exception), and few are even nice. This one is attractive, shows good sharpness along with a complete CONNLC, and has an unbeatable provenance.

Additional

Additional Information

Grading Service NGC
Grade F15
Designation BN
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type N/A
Circulated/Uncirc Circulated
Grade Add On N/A
SKU or Cert # 2041007035

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