Menu
Welcome Sign-In | Join Now
Sold for Sign-in or Join (free & quick) includes Buyer's Premium (BP) 

Description

Desirable Bold VF 1737 CONNECTICVT Higley Copper

1737 COPPER Higley Copper, CONNECTICVT VF25 PCGS. Crosby-18, Breen-238, Freidus 1.2-A. 130.4 grains. The CONNECTICVT is the first Higley variety, struck before presumed local complaints compelled the change in the obverse legend, from THE VALVE OF THREE PENCE to VALVE ME AS YOU PLEASE. The reverse legend changed as well on later varieties, from CONNECTICVT to I AM GOOD COPPER, and finally to J CUT MY WAY THROUGH. The latter variety bore an ax instead of the three hammers. Dr. Samuel Higley had a degree from Yale, and owned a copper mine. Coinage apparently continued after Higley's untimely death in a 1737 shipwreck, since a 1739-dated variety is known. The present example is boldly detailed for a Higley copper. Except for THE, the obverse legends are clear. The deer and hammers have pleasing definition, and the reverse legends are bold aside from the bottom of the 737 in the date. The surfaces are moderately granular, as Higleys are typically encountered, and the color alternates from golden-brown to ebony. A pair of old curved pinscratches reach the deer's antlers. Listed on page 46 of the 2007 Guide Book.
Ex: F.C.C. Boyd; John J. Ford, Jr. Collection, Part II (Stack's, 5/04), lot 268; San Francisco ANA (Heritage, 7/05), lot 10078.
From The Troy Wiseman Collection, Part Two. (NGC ID# AUAT, PCGS# 201)

View all of [The Troy Wiseman Collection, Part Two ]

Service and Handling Description: Coin/Currency (view shipping information)

Sales Tax information  | PCGS Guarantee of Grade and Authenticity  |  Terms and Conditions

Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

Glossary of Terms

Auction Info

Auction Dates
January, 2007
3rd-6th
Internet/Mail/Phone Bidders: 7
Members Tracking: N/A
Page Views: 6,691

Buyer's Premium per Lot:
15% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

Heritage membership

945,723
bidder-members
$894,134,022
sold in the last year

Join Now - It's Free

VIEW BENEFITS
  1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
  2. Bid online
  3. Free Collector newsletter
  4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
  5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    winnings 

Consignments wanted

Only 12 days left to consign to the 2015 October 29 - November 2 US Coins Signature Auction - New York!

Learn about consigning with us

I am so proud of the work you have done and the layout was perfect!
Steven L. Duckor,
Orange, CA
View More Testimonials

HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. To compare for yourself, visit: compete.com

Video tutorial

Getting the most out of search

Recent auctions

2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $34,801,934
2015 August 13 ANA World and Ancient Coins Platinum Night Auction
2015 August 13 ANA World and Ancient Coins Platinum Night Auction
REALIZED $9,698,676
2015 August 13 ANA Currency Platinum Night Auction - Chicago
2015 August 13 ANA Currency Platinum Night Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $1,870,380

© 2015 Heritage Auctions | All Rights Reserved