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Lot 30027

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30027
Date 1786
/Catalog #
Grade 30
Service NGC
Denomination COPPER
Description 1786 COPPER Vermont Copper, Baby Head VF30 NGC. RR-9, Bressett 7-F, W-2040, R.3. The distinctive and youthful portrait on the obverse inspires the name Baby Head for this variety. The motivation for producing the Baby Head design is unknown, although the possibility exists that it was a tribute to the children of Reuben Harmon. The first five of his 11 children were born between 1775 and 1785. This example exhibits hard steel-brown porosity on both sides, with splashes of tan on the devices. The Baby Head variety is rarely seen with four bold wheat sheaves on the shield. This piece exhibits 255-degree die alignment with the head of the seated figure on the reverse opposite 3:30 on the obverse. The obverse is nicely centered, while the reverse has a wide border to the left, and the legend to the right partially off the flan. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $2,350.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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