1786 Connecticut Copper. Miller 5.4-G, W-2580. Rarity-2. Mailed Bust Left. EF-40 (PCGS). 145.6 grains. An uncommonly appealing example of this otherwise relatively obtainable variety, both sides are warmly toned in a blend of golden-brown and olive-copper patina. The strike is trivially off center to 1 oclock on the obverse, 5 oclock on the reverse, although all design elements on the former side are fully rendered. On the reverse, the border is flush with the top of the letters LIB, through the bottom of all four digits in the date. The surfaces are choice for the grade, glossy and with no troublesome blemishes save for a trivial handling mark on the effigys cheek. A number of high grade examples exist of this die marriage, not unexpectedly so given the Rarity-2 rating. Though not the finest known (that honor probably goes to the amazing Newman-Twin Leaf specimen or to the gorgeous Connecticut State Library coin), this example is finer than most and particularly well balanced for the assigned grade. Acquired from Jonathan K. Kern, date not recorded. Collector envelope with attribution and provenance notes included.