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    1786 Vermont Baby Head, VF30
    Ryder-9, Whitman-2040

    1786 COPPER Vermont Copper, Baby Head VF30 NGC. RR-9, Bressett 7-F, W-2040, R.3. The distinctive and youthful portrait on the obverse inspires the name Baby Head for this variety. The motivation for producing the Baby Head design is unknown, although the possibility exists that it was a tribute to the children of Reuben Harmon. The first five of his 11 children were born between 1775 and 1785. This example exhibits hard steel-brown porosity on both sides, with splashes of tan on the devices. The Baby Head variety is rarely seen with four bold wheat sheaves on the shield. This piece exhibits 255-degree die alignment with the head of the seated figure on the reverse opposite 3:30 on the obverse. The obverse is nicely centered, while the reverse has a wide border to the left, and the legend to the right partially off the flan.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. (NGC ID# 2B58, PCGS# 548)


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
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    A powerful and intimidating dealer of the 1960s, backed by important colleagues, was accused of selling fraudulent gold coins and ingots to unsuspecting numismatists. Who would go up against a man like that and, over the course of decades, prove the fraud? Who would expose a widely respected scholar as a thief, then doggedly pursue recovery of coins that the scholar had stolen from an embarrassed numismatic organization, all over the objections of influential collectors who had bought coins with clouded titles? Eric P. Newman would - and did. Reserve your copy today.
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