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Obverse of 1785 Vermont Copper - Ryder 4     Reverse of 1785 Vermont Copper - Ryder 4


PCGS No: 542

Rarity: Very Scarce

Variety equivalents:
Breen 712, Bressett 3-C

This was the only use of the obverse die. 

This was the only use of the reverse die.

The finest 1785 Ryder 4 graded by PCGS is a single EF-45.

Images courtesy of Ron Guth

Significant examples:
(illustrated above).  Ex - Robert Hinckley collection, Lot 2297, sold for $9,430.00

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

The PCGS Population Report, October 2002" by The Professional Coin Grading Service