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    1788 RR-27 Vermont Copper, MS63 Brown
    Finest Known Example

    1788 COPPER Vermont Copper, Bust Right MS63 Brown NGC. CAC. RR-27, Bressett 18-W, W-2205, R.2. The Select Uncirculated condition of this high-grade copper allows an unhindered look the unusual motifs that appear exclusively on the RR-27 variety. The "dome head" effigy of King George III looks more like a Roman head than an English one, while the figure of Liberty is draped in an elaborate flowing gown of greater detail than any other variety. The devices are boldly struck, and the legends are arranged more like Connecticut coppers than the normal Vermont configurations.

    Planchet quality is always an issue for the variety. Areas of roughness on this coin are limited to the lower right obverse field and over the cheek and mouth; otherwise, the chestnut-gold surfaces are exceptional. Mint State Vermont coppers are exceedingly rare, and this coin appears to be the finest known. A terrific type coin, because it represents the sole use of the unusual die pair.
    Ex: Ted L. Craige (2/1971); Donald Groves Partrick.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2B5D, PCGS# 563)


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