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Obverse of 1787 Vermont Copper - Ryder 14     Reverse of 1787 Vermont Copper - Ryder 14  


1787 VERMONT COPPER - 
RYDER 14

PCGS No: 560

Rarity: Common

Variety equivalents:
Breen 717, Bressett 10-K

Notes:
The obverse die of this variety was also used on:
1788 Ryder 20 
1788 Ryder 21 
1788 Ryder 22 
1788 Ryder 23 
1787 Ryder 34 
1788 Ryder 36 
1788 Ryder 37
1788 Ryder 38

The reverse die of this variety was also used on:
1787 Ryder 12 
1787 Ryder 32

Images courtesy of Ron Guth

Recent appearances:
"Very Fine".  Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, August 25, 2001, Lot 1430, where it was described as follows: "1787 VT Copper, Mailed Bust Right, Ryder 14, Very Fine.  117.3 grains. Rarity 3 (Scarce). Semi-glossy, medium to dark brown surfaces. A few, faint old scratches are noted on either side, most noticeably a horizontal one running from the left edge of the reverse towards the center. No trace of an undertype. Bold, clear date."

Fine.  Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, October 14, 2000, Lot 1013, where it was described as follows: "97.1 grains. Struck on a neat looking, slightly oval planchet that contains a small lamination streak on both sides, most heavily at the top of the reverse. The color is a medium to dark chestnut and the surfaces are pretty clean in spite of the planchet laminations. In fact, the obverse is rather impressive for the grade."

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