1786 Connecticut Copper. Miller 2.1-A, W-2465. Rarity-3. Mailed Bust Right, Round Head. ET LIB INDE. EF-45 (PCGS).94.6 grains. Struck medal turn. A well-centered and remarkably well struck example of this second of two ET LIB INDE die pairings of 1786, the reverse center showing a bit more of the original planchet surface than the obverse. Glossy and smooth, mahogany brown with some intermingled ruddy tones, this visually appealing example features full denticulation everywhere but at left obverse. As fine as the lovely Taylor and 1975 EAC coins but without their fuller strike, and finer than the Perkins (2000) coin. Called “About Extremely Fine, Usual shallow strike, Probably Condition Census” on Robert’s envelope, a remarkably terse but very descriptive analysis of this choice specimen collected for its superb color and surfaces.From the Robert M. Martin Collection. Ex Herbert Oechsner Collection, Stack’s, September 8-9, 1988, lot 1041.