1788 VERMONT COPPER -
PCGS No: 572
733, Bressett 24-U, Vlack 22-88VT
This was the only use of the obverse die.
The reverse die of this
variety was also used on:
1788 Ryder 25
1788 Ryder 28
1788 Ryder 29
1788 Ryder 39
The finest 1788 Ryder 31
graded by PCGS is a single EF-40.
Images courtesy of Ira
& Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.
(illustrated below). Ex -
Dr. Robert Hinckley collection
PCGS EF-40 (illustrated above).
Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s
"Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 2001, Lot 86,
"...reverse die rotated was counter clockwise about 70
Ex - Mike Ringo - 2000 C4 Sale,
– American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,”
July 25, 2003
24, "Ryder-31, Mailed Bust Right, GEORGIVS III REX, Rarity-5-",
illustrated, sold for $747.50 From the collection of Mike Bristow
"VF-25". Ex -
Stack's, September 1993, Lot 1141 - Frealon Bibbins - McCawley & Grellman's
"Seventh Annual C-4 Convention Sale, November 10, 2001, Lot 300,
illustrated, "...99.9 grains...", sold for $825.00
PCGS Fine-12. Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.
Bid Sale, April 20, 2002, Lot 962, illustrated, where it was
described (in part) as follows: "A Rarity-5 variety and on many
collectors' want lists. This piece displays significant detail of Very Fine, a
nice mix of rich tan and black colors on typical, slightly porous surfaces. The
reverse die is rotated approximately 30 degrees counterclockwise and the date is
almost off the planchet. This variety usually comes pretty "rugged,"
which means that this is actually a rather pleasing example for the variety.
Certainly one of the Finest examples of this important variety to be certified
by PCGS and it actually appears sharper in overall detail than the recent
Bowers, Hinkley Sale Lot #2415..."
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
The PCGS Population Report,
October 2002" by The
Professional Coin Grading Service