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Obverse of 1788 Vermont Copper - Ryder 25     Reverse of 1788 Vermont Copper - Ryder 25


1788 VERMONT COPPER - 
RYDER 25

PCGS No: 563

Rarity: Common

Variety equivalents:
Breen 724, Bressett 16-U

Notes:
The obverse die of this variety was also used on:
1788 Ryder 26  

The reverse die of this variety was also used on:
1788 Ryder 28 
1788 Ryder 29 
1788 Ryder 31 
1788 Ryder 39 

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Recent appearances:
"Extremely Fine" (illustrated above).  Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, April 21, 2001, Lot 1078, where it was described as follows: "1788 VT Copper, Bust Right, Ryder 25, Choice Extremely Fine.  127.9 grains. Struck on a tight, undersized planchet, such that most of INDE is off the planchet on the reverse. The obverse is well-centered and most of the date remains on the planchet. This is an early state of the dies, without the die break that runs across the base of the figure's neck. The planchet remains in excellent condition and the color is a deep brown with lighter high points. The reverse has some insignificant traces of old corrosion that we mention solely for the sake of accuracy."

VF-35.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 21, 
"Ryder-25, Rarity-2+, 111.7 grains", illustrated, not sold

"Fine" (illustrated below).  Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, October 14, 2000, Lot 1015, where it was described as follows: "90.1 grains. Dark chocolate with some ultra-faint surface porosity, quite typical for the grade and the variety. The details are good and the overall appearance is pleasing."

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 25     Reverse of 1788 Vermont Copper - Ryder 25

Images courtesy of Early American History Auctions, Inc.