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    1785 RR-1 Vermont Copper, VG8
    Immune Columbia Rarity
    Machin's Mills Issue

    1785 VERMNT Vermont Copper, Immune Columbia VG8 PCGS. CAC. RR-1, Bressett 26-Z, W-2250, Low R.6. This Machin's Mills issue is always found on planchets that were slightly smaller than the dies, so that the legends are always incomplete. Although Bowers calls them "illogical mulings" in the Whitman Colonial Encyclopedia, it is known that Reuben Harmon of the Rupert Mint and Thomas Machin of Machin's Mills were acquainted, and in 1787 they entered into a partnership involving a number of coiners throughout the region. Many students of the series believe that this variety was struck later than the date indicates, and these were likely official Vermont issues struck after the partnership was formed.

    Both sides exhibit a smooth, hard planchet with lovely golden-tan, olive, and magenta toning. A few scattered marks are inconsequential. This coin was struck on an undersized planchet, as always. However, all of the legends are complete, with the tops of the date visible. In fact, more of the date is visible on this example than on most others. Despite the flatness of the central design motifs, the surfaces are choice.

    We believe that nearly 30 of these pieces exist per our Low R.6 rarity rating. The Whitman Colonial Encyclopedia rates this issue as URS-6, meaning 17 to 32 examples survive, and PCGS Coin Facts suggests 30 to 40 pieces are known. This piece is the third finest of just seven examples that PCGS has certified. Listed on page 74 of the 2020 Guide Book. Population: 1 in 8, 2 finer. CAC: 2 in 8, 1 finer (7/19).
    Ex: Don Willis Collection of U.S. Colonial Coinage / ANA Signature (Heritage, 8/2017), lot 3832.
    From The Poulos Family Collection, Part II.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2B54, PCGS# 536)

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