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1786 Vermont Copper, Bust Left, BN

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Type Coin
Title 1786 Vermont Copper, Bust Left, BN
Date 1786
Grade VF35
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 551

1786 COPPER Vermont Copper, Bust Left, RR-11, Bressett 9-H, W-2050, R.4, VF35 NGC. Die alignment: 165?. A splendid example with full legends. The RR-11 is notorious for coming on terrible planchet stock plagued by striations, pits, and voids of various sorts. The present coin is a wonderful exception to this rule, with an unflawed obverse and only a couple of small voids on the surface of the reverse. Both AUCTORI and INDE are distinct, which is also unusual, and one can easily compare the two different styles of denticles used on the dies. The coloration is a bright orange-tan, and the surfaces exhibit some microgranularity. An obverse rim nick is noted at 2 o'clock. An exceptional example of a variety rarely encountered better. Listed on page 74 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15051, realized $8400. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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