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130.9 grains. The Miller Sale coin, and a lovely Choice AU example with nice rich golden-brown color on both sides. Obverse and reverse surfaces only microgranular, and not at all disturbing. Fairly decent central sharpness, particularly for the grade. A few significant obverse slide marks on the effigy's neck and toga are noted. This is a scarce Miller number in an absolute sense, though all of the major collections seem to have included pieces of similar quality to this, give or take a little. The Syd Martin specimen in PCGS MS-62 BN sold as lot 8326 in our August 2023 Auction is one of the few true standouts; it realized $3,360. This one is also sure to see spirited competition.

Provenance: Ex Thomas L. Elder's sale of the Henry C. Miller Collection, May 1920, lot 1939; Hillyer C. Ryder; F.C.C. Boyd; John J. Ford, Jr.; our (Stack's) sale of the John J. Ford, Jr. Collection, Part IX, May 2005, lot 358.

1787 Connecticut Copper. Miller 33.3-W.1, W-3400. Rarity-4. Draped Bust Left

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