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Obverse of 1788 Vermont Copper - Ryder 20     Reverse of 1788 Vermont Copper - Ryder 20


PCGS No: 563

Rarity: Scarce

Variety equivalents:
Breen 719, Bressett 10-L

The obverse die of this variety was also used on:
1787 Ryder 14 
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:
1788 Ryder 19

Images courtesy of Early American History Auctions

Recent appearances:
"About Very Fine".  Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, April 21, 2001, Lot 1081, where it was described as follows: "1788 VT Copper, Bust Right, Ryder 20, About Very Fine.  105.5 grains. Nicely centered on a smooth, glossy brown planchet, with some darker colors highlighting the legends and devices. Strong, full date."

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