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1787 Vermont Copper, BRITANNIA, BN

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Type Coin
Title 1787 Vermont Copper, BRITANNIA, BN
Date 1787
Grade AU50
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 554

1787 COPPER Vermont Copper, Britannia, RR-13, Bressett 17-V, W-2255, R.1 -- Environmental Damage -- NGC Details. AU. Die alignment: 165?. While both sides show some corrosion, this remains an interesting piece. The obverse detail is strong, allowing us to see that it was struck from a late state of the die, with the crack traversing the bust's face and the cud at its base being very distinct. The reverse die is considered Vlack 87C in the Machin's Mills series, where it was used extensively. The peripheral legends were almost totally effaced by the time it was used here, and a large die crack can be seen above BRITANNIA. Listed on page 74 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15318, realized $504. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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