1786 Connecticut Copper. Miller 1-A, W-2460. Rarity-4+. Mailed Bust Right, Double Chin. ET LIB INDE. Double Struck—Full Obverse Brockage. VF-35 (PCGS).75.4 grains. Struck medal turn. A fascinating error coin, first struck as a full obverse brockage, then struck a second time, probably with another planchet intervening between the obverse die and the already struck coin, as there is no sign of double striking on the obverse; but there is also no sign of flattening of the obverse design that might be associated with a full indent strike, a condition that is perhaps muddied by the steely brown, somewhat corroded surfaces. Despite its surface quality and one of the lightest recorded weights in the entire Connecticut series, this coin is probably the most sharply struck 1-A extant, undoubtedly the result of the brockage strike, as the added pressure from the extra coin that was between the dies helped fill all the die recesses; here we see more of the hair between the face and laurel leaves are visible on this coin than on any other 1-A we have seen in person or in photos. Though not a choice coin, this was one of the fun error coins that Robert so enjoyed.From the Robert M. Martin Collection. Purchased from David Sonderman, January 1979.