1788 VERMONT COPPER -
Breen 723, Bressett 15-S
This was the only use of the obverse die.
The reverse die of this
variety was also used on:
1788 Ryder 17
1788 Ryder 24
1788 Ryder 30
Images courtesy of
Early American History Auctions
(illustrated below). Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s
Mail Bid Sale, April 21, 2001, Lot 1080, where it was described as
follows: "1788 VT Copper, Bust Right, Ryder 16, Choice Extremely
Fine. 120.9 grains. Rarity 2 (Common). A really lovely
example of this variety, with some of the finest details you'll see on a
Ryder 16. Both sides are nice, super glossy, and truly exceptional.
While the Ryder 16 is a common variety, high grade examples like the one
offered here are not."
Ex – American
Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,”
July 25, 2003
19, "Ryder-16, Rarity-1", illustrated, not sold
VF-25. Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.
"The Benson Collection, Part III, February 24-25, 2003, Lot 26,
illustrated, unattributed, sold for $477.25
"VF-20". Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Coin
Sale", May 27-29, 2001, Lot 1031, plated, where it was described as
follows: "1788 Vermont Ryder-16 Rarity-1 VF20. Glossy light brown
with darker chocolate brown toning in the protected areas. There is a tiny nick
right of the bust tip and a speck of light carbon over the 78 in the date.
Neither defect is at all distracting and the eye appeal is excellent for the
grade. MDS. Weight 114.3 grains."
"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)
Breen's Complete Encyclopedia Of U.S. And Colonial Coins" by