Choice glossy light olive and chocolate brown with slightly lighter brown toning on the highpoints. The surfaces are smooth, especially for a 1785 Connecticut, and the eye appeal is outstanding. The only defect is a small planchet void in the field off the right shoulder of the seated figure. Nicely centered on the planchet with a bold date and strong legends. A premium example. White ink on the edge identifies the attribution and suggests prior ownership by Dr. Thomas Hall (although some experts speculate it could be from the Miller collection). Either way it’s a great coin. Weight 124.4 grains.

Ex Don Mituzas 1988 FPL, lot 45-George C. Perkins, Stack’s 1/12/2000:191.


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