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1788 Vermont Copper Ryder 16 Obverse       1788 Vermont Copper Ryder 16 Reverse


PCGS No: 563

Rarity: Very Common

Variety equivalents:
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

Recent appearances:
"Extremely Fine" (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."

VF-30.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 19, "Ryder-16, Rarity-1", illustrated, not sold

PCGS 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."

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 1788 Vermont Copper - Ryder 16     Reverse of 1788 Vermont Copper - Ryder 16

Images courtesy of Early American History Auctions