1785 Connecticut Copper. Miller 4.3-A.2, W-2365. Rarity-3. Mailed Bust Right. EF-45 (PCGS).151.7 grains. A pleasant specimen, with surface patina that is slightly granular and ruddy brown, with lighter tan at the high points, except for the area around AUCTO which has remained glossy, smooth and chocolate brown. A thin horizontal lamination at cheek echoes a jogging one across the central reverse. Although this coin does not have the superb color and surfaces of so many coins in the collection, we can see why Robert was attracted to this coin in 1976, as it is well-detailed, well-centered, displays minimal planchet flaws and has a very positive in hand feel and appearance. On auction day, it will find another caretaker for its next 40 years!From the Robert M. Martin Collection. Ex Bowers and Ruddy’s sale of the Julius Turoff Collection, October 1-2, 1976, lot 524.