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Obverse of 1786 Vermont Copper - Ryder 8     Reverse of 1786 Vermont Copper - Ryder 8
  


1786 VERMONT COPPER - 
RYDER 8

PCGS No: 545

Rarity: Very Scarce

Variety equivalents:
Breen 713, Bressett 6-E

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

The reverse die of this variety was also used on:
1786 Ryder 7

Attribution keys:
Obverse - VERMONTENSIUM, 9 trees, recut 1 in date, sun ray points to center of the base of S in RES
Reverse - same as 1786 Ryder 7 - extra dot by the period between QUARTA and DECIMA

Images courtesy of Early American History Auctions

Recent appearances:
Choice Extremely Fine (illustrated above).  Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, August 25, 2001, Lot 1425, where it was described as follows: "1786 VT Copper, Landscape Type, "VERMONTENSIUM," Ryder-8, Choice Extremely Fine.  119.1 grains.  Dark olive, with tan high points and a reddish area on the right side of the obverse.  Normal, light planchet flaws (as made) plus a faint old, vertical scratch appears on the left side of the obverse.  The front of the coin is well centered and shows a crystal clear date; the reverse is slightly off-center.  This is easily the scarcest of the VERMONTENSIUM varieties and this is one of the better examples to ever appear on the market.  Sharp and very distinct, this is an excellent coin for the quality minded collector."

VF-20+.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 18, "Ryder-8, Landscape, VERMONTENSIUM, Rarity-4", illustrated, sold for $632.50

PCGS VF-20 (illustrated below).  Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, October 14, 2000, Lot 1011, where it was described as follows: "Deep, medium brown colors. Struck on a slightly granular but essentially problem-free planchet that is head-and-shoulders above the norm. The strike is nice and even, with all design elements and legends readable. The date is bold and completely on the planchet."

PCGS VF-20.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 16, "Ryder-8, Rarity-4-", illustrated, not sold

F-12.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003, Lot 17, "Ryder 8, Landscape, VERMONTENSIUM, Rarity-4-", illustrated, sold for $184.00  From the collection of Mike Bristow

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

Obverse of 1786 Vermont Copper - Ryder 8     Reverse of 1786 Vermont Copper - Ryder 8

Images courtesy of Early American History Auctions, Inc.