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    1788 RR-29 Vermont, XF Details
    "Ski Jump" Die Break on Obverse

    1788 COPPER Vermont Copper, Bust Right -- Environmental Damage -- NGC Details. XF. RR-29, Bressett 22-U, W-2220, R.5. This late die state shows obvious sinking of the reverse die and the resultant lack of central detail where the die has failed, but it is bold at the margins. The reverse is rotated to just short of medal turn. Medium granularity primarily is seen on the obverse, with some light corrosion at the center of both sides of the coin. A severe downhill die break at the forehead follows the profile, then crosses the right obverse field to between OR of AUCTORI. The legend is punctuated fore and aft with stars.

    Some facial detail remains on the coin, not always the case for this rare variety. There are no severe post-mint marks other than the Environmental factors indicated by NGC. Rich-brown coloration remains with deeper brown shades in the recesses. Given the scarcity of the issue, the problems with this RR-29 Vermont pale in comparison to the significant remaining appeal. This important piece clearly ranks in the Condition Census for the variety behind the better Ford example, and a few others. The Taylor and Norweb Collections had Very Fine examples; Ford's duplicate grades Fine; the Newman piece was certified Fine 12 NGC; and the ANS also has an example that approximates Fine condition.
    Ex: Ted L. Craige; Q. David Bowers Collection; Jon Hanson (3/1988); Donald Groves Partrick.

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    January, 2015
    7th-12th Wednesday-Monday
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