1785 Connecticut Copper. Miller 7.1-D, W-2440. Rarity-4+. Mailed Bust Left. VF-20 (PCGS).133.4 grains. The even, slight wear and the attractive, two-tone light/dark brown of this coin’s surfaces accentuate the failure of the obverse die in a way not seen on the higher grade example in the preceding lot. An attractive, well pedigreed example with a few minor corrosion pits at central and right reverse, and an intriguing planchet flaw through Liberty Cap that is visible on opposing sides of the coin. Called Condition Census in Walter Breen’s effusive cataloguing when this variety was considered R-6- in 1975, the offering and appearance of several comparable and superior specimens and the reduction to R-4+ status in the ensuing 40+ years makes a similar evaluation difficult today. Clearly collected and retained for its tie the 1975 EAC Convention sale, which offered one of the greatest collections of Connecticuts assembled before or since.From the Robert M. Martin Collection. Ex 1975 EAC Convention Sale, Pine Tree Auction Company, February 15, 1975, lot 26; Bowers and Merena’s Sale of the Chris Schenkel Collection, November 12-14, 1990, lot 5652.