1785 Connecticut Copper. Miller 3.1-A.3, W-2315. Rarity-4. Mailed Bust Right. EF-45 (PCGS).127.3 grains. Glossy, light brown surfaces are an essentially perfect hue for a Connecticut copper and are streaked by small voids in the metal that have been elongated through the process of rolling the planchet stock. Very sharply struck and essentially About Uncirculated from the standpoint of wear, the isolated strands of hair and folds in the drapery in the simplified designs are clearly visible on both sides as a result. Nearly ideally centered, with only the very bottoms of the date digits blending into the rim. From the standpoint of wear, this coin is on par with many prominent examples, such as Taylor’s two pieces, the Norweb coin, or Oechsner’s, though without the relatively planchet flaw free surfaces of the last. A very pleasing example that has augmented the cabinets of only 3 great collectors in 60 years.From the Robert M. Martin Collection. Ex W. Philip Keller Collection, Heritage, October 28, 2010, lot 3177, acquired by Keller from Richard Picker on August 17, 1967.