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Obverse of 1785 Vermont Copper - Ryder 2     Reverse of 1785 Vermont Copper - Ryder 2   


1785 VERMONT COPPER - 
RYDER 2

PCGS No: 539

Rarity: Common

Variety equivalents:
Breen 711, Bressett 1-A

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

This was the only use of the reverse die.

Images courtesy of Ron Guth

Significant examples:
(illustrated above).  Ex - Robert Hinckley collection, Lot 2288, sold for $2,875.00

Recent appearances:
PCGS EF-45.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 15, "Ryder-2, Landscape, VERMONTS, Rarity-2", illustrated, sold for $3,450.00

PCGS VF-30.  Ex - Superior Stamp & Coin's "The ANA 2000 National Money Show Auction", March 2-3, 2000, Lot 26

PCGS VF-25.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Pre-Long Beach Sale", September 23 & 24, 2002, Lot 74, illustrated.

"VF-25, porous".  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Pre-Long Beach Sale", September 23 & 24, 2002, Lot 75, illustrated.

PCGS Fine-12.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Coin Sale", May 27-29, 2001, Lot 1027, plated, where it was described as follows: "1785 Vermont Ryder-2 PCGS graded Fine-12. Landscape VERMONTS. Fairly glossy steel brown and chocolate. The planchet is decent but does show microscopic granularity and faint hairlines under strong magnification. There is a shallow void in the planchet near the center of the reverse, and shallow voids weaken VER, IMA, and LLA. The rest of the planchet is nice and the legend clear. Struck very slightly off center to K-5 leaving the lower third of the date off the planchet. E-MDS."

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