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Obverse of Vermont Copper - Ryder 12     Reverse of Vermont Copper - Ryder 12


PCGS No: 560

Rarity: Scarce

Variety equivalents:
Breen 718, Bressett 11-K

This was the only use of the obverse die.

The reverse die of this variety was also used on:
1787 Ryder 14 
1787 Ryder 32

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Recent appearances:
"Very Fine (illustrated above)."  Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, August 25, 2001, Lot 1426, where it was described as follows: "1787 VT Copper, Bust Right, Ryder 12, Very Fine.  115.5 grains. Dark, reddish brown, with lighter tan high points. Close examination reveals numerous light pinscratches that appear to have been worn down with additional circulation. Nice, overall appearance."

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


Images courtesy of Early American History Auctions, Inc.