1788 Connecticut Copper
The Garrett Specimen
MS65 BN [PCGS Edge View]
Miller 12.2-C, W-4525 variety, Mailed Bust Left type. Considered to be Rarity-5.
Simply an incredible piece, with superb surfaces, frosty original luster, mint red lingering in the devices and razor sharp detail we've not encountered before on a coin in this series.
And apparently prominent colonial dealer Richard Picker agreed, based on this description in the Garret catalog:
"A truly superb coin. Neither Richard Picker or ourselves have ever seen an equal to this piece, a coin which must surely rank with the finest of its type."
Ho hum, just another typical day at CRO.
Ex Bower's October 1980 sale of the Garrett Collection, lot #1377; earlier from the collection of Col. James Ellsworth.
This coin is from the CRO archives and is not currently available for sale.
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