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    1786 Vermont Baby Head, XF40
    Ryder-9, Whitman-2040

    1786 COPPER Vermont Copper, Baby Head XF40 NGC. RR-9, Bressett 7-F, W-2040, R.3. The RR-9 Baby Head copper is highly sought after by type and major variety collectors, and the obverse appears nowhere else in the series. Hard steel-brown patina accompanies considerable light tan on the obverse and reverse devices, with smooth surfaces that show minimal planchet defects. Far finer than usual for the variety, and likely at the low end of the Condition Census that includes one Mint State coin and one AU example, along with several pieces graded XF. This coin has 225-degree die alignment, with both sides showing full legends and a nearly complete date. Only about one quarter of all Baby Head coppers have a full date and full legends.
    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.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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    Truth Seeker: The Life of Eric P. Newman (softcover)
    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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