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    1788 RR-28 Vermont, VG10
    Struck Over a 1781 Irish Halfpenny

    1788 COPPER Vermont Copper, Bust Right VG10 NGC. RR-28, Bressett 21-U, W-2215, R.6. A scarce variety in any grade. This well-worn example is struck over a 1781 Irish halfpenny, which is possibly counterfeit. A heavy die break divides the coin at the effigy's neck, with the lower portion of the obverse sinking. The legends are positioned too close to the bust that sits low on the coin. The reverse is typically weak, where traces of the Irish halfpenny are seen at the margins (including the date of the host coin). Lightly porous surfaces display deep brown and steel coloration. This coin traces back to the Robert Vlack collection.
    Ex: Vlack; Q. David Bowers Collection; Jon Hanson (3/1987); Donald Groves Partrick.

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


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