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Obverse of 1788 Vermont Copper - Ryder 27     Reverse of 1788 Vermont Copper - Ryder 27
   


1788 VERMONT COPPER - 
RYDER 27

PCGS No: 563

Rarity: Common

Variety equivalents:
Breen 726, Bressett 18-W

Notes:
This was the only use of the obverse die. 

This was the only use of the reverse die. 

Images courtesy of Early American History Auctions, Inc.

Recent appearances:
PCGS EF-45 (illustrated below).  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection" Sale - Part 1, February 18-20, 2001, Lot 85 - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson II", February 18-19, 2002, Lot 15

EF-45 or slightly sharper.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 22, "Ryder-27, Rarity-2, 121.9 grains", illustrated, not sold

EF-40.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 23, "Ryder-27, Rarity-1, 109.7 grains", illustrated, not sold

"Choice Very Fine" (illustrated above).  Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, October 14, 2000, Lot 1017, where it was described as follows: "123.1 grains. Deep, olive brown in color and struck from an advanced state of the dies, with wavy mushiness in the details caused by wear in the dies. In fact, this is the latest state we can recall seeing."

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 27     Reverse of 1788 Vermont Copper - Ryder 27

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.