1785 Connecticut Copper. Miller 7.2-D, W-2445. Rarity-6-. Bust Left. Fine Details--Environmental Damage (PCGS). 112.8 grains. Otherwise dominant steely-charcoal toning on the obverse yields to a partial halo of autumn-red around the periphery. For the reverse we note a marbling of autumn-brown, crimson-copper and steely-charcoal. Scattered flan flaws are noted for both sides, but in the absence of significant handling marks the areas not affected by those as made features are quite smooth in hand. The strike is drawn trivially to 9 oclock on both sides, although it is the aforementioned flan flaws that bear much of the responsibility for lack of detail along the left borders. The date is legible, if somewhat soft, the seated figure partially outlined, the effigy, CONNEC and ETLIB the sharpest features. In the immediate aftermath of our (Stacks) 2000 sale of the Perkins Collection, Connecticut copper specialists had accounted for approximately 17 examples of the 1785 Miller 7.2-D. We imagine that number has probably grown by a couple of low grade cherrypicks in the last decade, although this variety remains elusive. This is Ted L. Craiges duplicate, sold in the 1975 EAC sale. Norweb, Oechsner, Garrett and others lacked this number, underscoring the significance of this offering for the advanced collector of Connecticut copper varieties. Ex Ted L. Craige; 1975 EAC sale, lot 28. Collector envelope with attribution and provenance notes included.