||1785 COPPER Vermont Copper, Landscape, VERMONTS XF Details, Environmental Damage NGC. RR-2, Bressett 1-A, W-2005, R.2. Opinions differ regarding the rarity rating of this variety. Mike Hodder indicates a range of 'Low Rarity-4 to Rarity-3,' suggesting that between 150 and 300 survive. In The Copper Coins of Vermont, Tony Carlotto assigns a rating of Rarity-2, and he suggests that about 400 pieces are extant. Dave Bowers rates the RR-2 die pair as URS-11, which he defines as 500 to 999 pieces. This example has rich dark chocolate surfaces with considerable hard, stable emerald-green corrosion that is especially visible on the obverse. The upper obverse and lower reverse are indistinct. However, the remaining detail on both sides is bold. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $822.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.