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Well-Pedigreed 1785 Vermont Landscape Copper, Ryder-2

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Well-Pedigreed 1785 Vermont Landscape Copper, Ryder-2

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1785 Vermont copper. Landscape, VERMONTS. Ryder-2. Rarity-4-. VF-35 (NGC). A superb example of this popular Landscape variety, coined in the first year the Republic of Vermont's copper coinage was authorized and one of just a handful of Vermont varieties that were actually struck in Vermont. The evocative design is perfectly centered on a rich chocolate brown planchet, with complete legends and bold date present on the obverse and full STELLA QUARTA DECIMA on the reverse. A light natural striation is present near the sunface, not effecting the detail substantively, and some minor unevenness typical of the issue is noted here and there. No serious post-striking flaws are present, just a little nick on the rim above TA of QUARTA and two nearly invisible parallel pinscratches that blend in at the bottom of the reverse.

Specimens of this variety are rarely attractive, well-centered, and well-struck. Ground-induced granularity is common (a post-striking issue), as are planchet striations (present before striking), off-center strikes, soft strikes, or late die states that lack good detail. Choice examples that feature none of these common ailments tend to be quite dear. This one boasts a superb pedigree to the collections of Ted Craige, Q. David Bowers, and Donald G. Partrick. Craige's well-built collection was acquired by Dave Bowers after Craige's death in 1971, and Partrick bought the entire Bowers collection in 1988, thus this piece has seen public sale just once after 1970. Many important cabinets of Vermont coppers have included far less appealing specimens of this variety. As an addition or upgrade to a fine variety collection, or as a stand-alone type coin, this copper recalls both the pioneering days of pre-statehood Vermont and the century and a half of active collecting of these coppers by advanced numismatists. 

Additional Information

Grading Service NGC
Grade VF35
Designation BN
Mint Location No
Strike Type Business
Circulated/Uncirc Circulated
Grade Add On No
SKU or Cert # 2048915005

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1785 Vermont copper. Landscape, VERMONTS. Ryder-2. Rarity-4-. VF-35 (NGC). A superb example of this popular Landscape variety, coined in the first year the Republic of Vermont's copper coinage was authorized and one of just a handful of Vermont varieties that were actually struck in Vermont. The evocative design is perfectly centered on a rich chocolate brown planchet, with complete legends and bold date present on the obverse and full STELLA QUARTA DECIMA on the reverse. A light natural striation is present near the sunface, not effecting the detail substantively, and some minor unevenness typical of the issue is noted here and there. No serious post-striking flaws are present, just a little nick on the rim above TA of QUARTA and two nearly invisible parallel pinscratches that blend in at the bottom of the reverse.

Specimens of this variety are rarely attractive, well-centered, and well-struck. Ground-induced granularity is common (a post-striking issue), as are planchet striations (present before striking), off-center strikes, soft strikes, or late die states that lack good detail. Choice examples that feature none of these common ailments tend to be quite dear. This one boasts a superb pedigree to the collections of Ted Craige, Q. David Bowers, and Donald G. Partrick. Craige's well-built collection was acquired by Dave Bowers after Craige's death in 1971, and Partrick bought the entire Bowers collection in 1988, thus this piece has seen public sale just once after 1970. Many important cabinets of Vermont coppers have included far less appealing specimens of this variety. As an addition or upgrade to a fine variety collection, or as a stand-alone type coin, this copper recalls both the pioneering days of pre-statehood Vermont and the century and a half of active collecting of these coppers by advanced numismatists. 

Additional

Additional Information

Grading Service NGC
Grade VF35
Designation BN
Mint Location No
Strike Type Business
Circulated/Uncirc Circulated
Grade Add On No
SKU or Cert # 2048915005

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