PCGS AU-50 (illustrated above). Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.
"The George Mouhtouris Collection", October 1-2, 2001, Lot 44,
illustrated, where it was described as follows: "1786 Vermont Copper.
Baby head, Clipped planchet. PCGS graded AU-50. This is the finest graded (by
far) according to PCGS, which reports only 3 coins seen. This one alone as
AU-50, and 2 others graded between VG and VF. A rare and highly desirable
example which boasts a good strike, and a large planchet clip at the top of the
obverse missing the top of Liberty's head. On the reverse, there is some red
patina on the left side, but otherwise the surfaces are quite nice. This is the
Ryder/Richardson plate coin for the variety, and certainly high in the condition
census, if not simply the finest known of this famous and sought-after variety."
"Fine" (illustrated below). Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s
Mail Bid Sale, April 21, 2001, Lot 1078, where it was described as
follows: "1786 VT Copper, "Baby Head," Ryder 9, Fine. For
a "Baby Head" Vermont, this is actually a rather nice piece.
Despite some roughness on the face, the planchet is much nicer than
usual (the fact that it is complete is of some significance). All
legends are legible, if not completely clear and crisp. The date is full
and completely on the planchet. Even some of the central details are
visible. All in all, a nice coin for the variety collector."
"Copper Coins of
Vermont" by Tony Carlotto
"The Colonial Coins of
Vermont" by Hillyer Ryder
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