1785 Connecticut Copper. Miller 1-E, W-2300. Rarity-4. Mailed Bust Right. Very Fine, Surfaces Smoothed. 137.5 grains. Rich olive-copper patina blankets both sides of this overall boldly defined example. The strike is drawn to 5 oclock on the obverse, 1 oclock on the reverse, with the denticulation missing from most border areas on both sides. The upper right reverse border is flush with the top of the cap and the letters ET, but all peripheral features are readily evident, and the date is sharp. Microporous surfaces are curiously glossy in texture to explain our qualifier. The 1-E die combination is intriguing in its similarity to the reworking of dies in the Massachusetts silver series; obverse 1 is thought to be a reworking of obverse 6.3 of 1785, while the reverse is believed to be reverse G.2 reworked into G.1 reworked into E!