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    1787 RR-15 Vermont Copper, VF Details
    The Rarest Vermont Type

    1787 COPPER Vermont Copper, Bust Left -- Environmental Damage -- NGC Details. VF. RR-15, Bressett 9-I, W-2060, R.6. Ex: Hanson. Connecticut's Abel Buell was probably the engraver of the Bust Left dies -- at least for the central devices -- while William Coley may have added the legends, as suggested by similar lettering on the Coley RR-9 Baby Head dies. Production must have been meager due to lack of good copper and the quick failure of the reverse die. Roy E. Bonjour compiled a list of surviving examples in 1985, which was updated by Bowers and Merena catalogers in 1987 and 1991, enumerating 18 coins. Most graded Fine or under, with a few VF coins plus one in XF; another described as AU topped the list. Since then, a few more coins (perhaps three or four) have been identified, including a nice XF example. In the Ford sale, it was estimated no more than one new coin per decade comes to light.

    Moderate granularity and corrosion determine the grade of this example. Sharpness of the devices is among the half-dozen finest RR-15 examples known today. Even for "unimpaired" coins, planchets are often crude and rough. The current coin displays even, dark-brown toning with some light-brown glossiness on the high points. Incredibly, this is one of four RR-15 Bust Left representatives in the sale, and the one with the sharpest detail.
    Ex: Q. David Bowers Collection; Jon Hanson (3/1988); Donald Groves Partrick.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2015
    7th-12th Wednesday-Monday
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