From the Stacks Bowers sale of the Robert M. Martin collection, sold on 11/15/19, where it was lot #5282 and described as: “1787 Connecticut Copper. Miller 43.1-Y, W-4250. Rarity-2. Draped Bust Left, CONNFC. VF-35 (PCGS). 148.9 grains. Called 1/9 off-center by Walter Breen in his 1975 EAC Sale cataloguing, an off-centering that has barely nipped the tops of ETL and Liberty’s bun, with the important CONNFC misspelling unharmed by the off-centering. A fascinating coin struck on an irregularly shaped flan that also goes from thick at left side to thin at right side, but with no weakness introduced into the designs. Dark brown, glossy and attractive despite areas of surface erosion (from inherent planchet impurities?), this coin was undoubtedly collected by Robert for its combination of eye appeal, technical interest (called “crudely struck” on his envelope) and unbeatable provenance. From the Robert M. Martin Collection. Provenance: From the Robert M. Martin Collection. Ex Norman Bryant (possible); Q. David Bowers, in August 1971; Alan Kessler; Pine Tree Auction Company’s 1975 EAC Convention Sale, February 15, 1975, lot 372.” I purchased this coin from Jeff Rock on 10/11/22.