1788 VERMONT COPPER -
Breen 726, Bressett 18-W
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.
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
22, "Ryder-27, Rarity-2, 121.9 grains", illustrated, not sold
Ex – American Numismatic
Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,”
July 25, 2003
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
"Copper Coins of Vermont" by
"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 Walter