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Lot 30030

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30030
Date 1787
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Grade 50
Service NGC
Description 1787 COPPER Vermont Copper, BRITANNIA AU50 NGC. RR-13, Bressett 17-V, W-2255, R.1. This distinctive die pair is the most plentiful of all Vermont copper varieties. Tony Carlotto assigns a rating of R.1 and suggests on page 67 that 800 examples survive. Only two other varieties, RR-16 and RR-27, are similarly plentiful. The Britannia reverse is a Machin's Mills product, used extensively for imitation halfpence before it was combined with the present obverse, where it always appears as a well-worn die. Grading is always by the obverse alone. This example blends olive-brown and tan with a trace of high-point wear. Minor planchet lamination is noted on the reverse, but the overall appearance is sound. A trace of the 1787 date is seen on this coin, a rare occurrence in the variety. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $2,585.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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