Folks who know me know I collect low grade early large cents and "authenticity challenged coins", so why would a "1787" Connecticut Copper be for me? Short story, it isn't what it's "cracked up" to be; and doing a little researching late night I found it previously sold in a 2010 Heritage auction correctly identified as what it actually is. Since it is provenanced back to a 1954 Stacks sale I sent a note to Harvey Stack and David Bowers and received a note back from Harvey stating how cool it is to see a coin still linked back to one of his sales and suggested looking for 2 auction catalogs from then to try and further the history trail. So I have some more digging to do. One can only speculate why this example was worked over- comparing it to a genuine example I would expect the “6” to have been off the planchet as a result of the off-center strike and someone gave it their best shot at the actual date. Maybe someone was trying to make a unique variety of 1787 but regardless it is an interesting example of early copper! Images are courtesy of Heritage (much better than the ones I took!) along with their commentary. I also included a reverse image comparing this one with a known 1786 M 4.1-G on the right. And as far as the “cert” I notified my contact at the TPG and the on-line cert was updated... Best, Jack.