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Obverse of 1785 Vermont Copper - Ryder 1     Reverse of 1785 Vermont Copper - Ryder 1


1785 VERMONT COPPER - 
RYDER 1

PCGS No: 536

Rarity: Very Rare

Variety equivalents:
Breen 734, Bressett 26-Z

Notes:
This was the only use of the obverse die. 

The reverse die of this variety was also used on:
1785 Immune Columbia / Nova Constellatio, Pointed Rays, Extra Star 
1785 Immune Columbia / Nova Constellatio, Pointed Rays, No Extra Star 
1785 Immune Columbia / Nova Constelatio, Blunt Rays 
1785 Machin's Mills - Vlack 15-85NY 

Images courtesy of Ron Guth

Significant examples:
(illustrated above).  Ex - Dr. Robert Hinckley collection, Lot 2287, sold for $7,590.00

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Copper Coins of Vermont" by Tony Carlotto

"The Colonial Coins of Vermont" by Hillyer Ryder

"Vermont Copper Coinage" by Kenneth Bressett (Chapter 11 in "Studies on Money in Early America" by Eric P. Newman and Richard C. Doty)

"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia Of U.S. And Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen