June 2014 Baltimore Lot #1085

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6/27/2014 9:00:00 AM6/27/2014 2:00:00 PM
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1787 Connecticut Copper. Miller 33.29-gg.1. Rarity-5. Draped Bust Left, ETLIR. VF-25.
131.3 grains. An important example of this scarce variety, tracing its history to the famed and foundational Connecticut copper collection of Dr. Thomas Hall. Choice glossy light brown with exemplary eye appeal, with just a couple of light old scratches in the upper left field of the reverse noted. Sharper in some areas than the Ford coin, which was graded "Choice Very Fine" and hammered at $575 in Ford IX. This piece is accompanied by a B.G. Johnson envelope stamped "HALL COLLECTION" with the inventory number 1936 and the date stamp May 18, 1935, as well as the pierced, circular, cardboard, ink-inscribed ticket from Dr. Hall identifying this piece as Hall 33.26-G2.1. While these envelopes have no doubt accompanied this coin since its acquisition by Mr. Bareford decades ago, they appear not to match this coin. The entry in the Hall inventory for 1936 is for a Hall 33.26-G2.1, so the envelope and card match; alas, Hall 33.26-G2.1 is today known as Miller 33.38-gg.1, a different variety with the same reverse. As pointed out to the cataloger by the Connecticut specialists Christopher McDowell, Randy Clark and Robert Martin, Hessberg:1480 was an ex: Hall Miller 33.38-gg.1, but it was cataloged in the 1991 Hessberg sale as Miller 33.29-gg.1, the correct variety of this example. It appears that these two coins were placed in the wrong envelopes at some point, probably when New Netherlands Coin Company had the lion's share of the Hall Connecticuts in the 1950s, when both Mr. Bareford and Mr. Hessberg were active customers. The two varieties are quite similar, and the reverses are struck from very similar die states, this example showing an unusually late progression of the die before it was married to the 33.38 obverse. The purchaser of this coin gets a very nice example of an elusive variety, a B.G. Johnson-Hall envelope, an original Hall ticket, and the answer to a question that has burned since 1991: why was Hessberg:1840 misattributed?
PCGS# 391.
Pedigree: From the Bareford Family Collection. Earlier from the Dr. Thomas Hall Collection to Virgil Brand in 1909; Armin Brand to B.G. Johnson, circa 1935; New Netherlands to Mr. Bareford sometime in the 1950s.

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Pricing Guide
Grade NumisMedia Coin World Collector's Universe High Market Price
25 --- --- $425.00 $425.00
30 --- --- $550.00 $550.00
35 --- --- $700.00 $700.00
40 --- --- $975.00 $975.00
All price data listed above is intended to be as accurate as possible. Stack’s Bowers Galleries insists that you contact each pricing source for further verification. No purchasing decisions should be made on this data alone, which is provided as a service and convenience to our customers. Returns based on inaccurate data will not be accepted.
Population Guide
Grade Service Pop in this Grade Pop in Higher Grades Pop in All Grades
25 PCGS 5 17 35
30 PCGS 0 17 35
35 PCGS 3 14 35
40 PCGS 4 10 35
25 NGC 0 6 10
30 NGC 2 4 10
35 NGC 0 4 10
40 NGC 1 3 10
All population information listed above is intended to be as accurate as possible. Stack’s Bowers Galleries insists that you contact each certification source for further verification. No purchasing decisions should be made on this data alone, which is provided as a service and convenience to our customers. Returns based on inaccurate data will not be accepted.
Coin Specifications
Category Copper
Mint Location
Mintage 0
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Weight 0 g
Melt Value 0$0.00
Diameter 0 mm

 

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