||1788 COPPER Vermont Copper, Mailed Bust Right AU50 NGC. RR-20, Bressett 10-L, W-2150, R.3. The obverse of this lovely copper combines chocolate and olive-brown, while the reverse displays olive and steel-brown. The planchet is smooth as usual for the variety, and traces of mint frost remain. The obverse of this coin has a short die crack from the edge to the M in VERMON, while the reverse displays myriad die lines. Slight evidence of reverse die sinking is noted. This example from the Eric P. Newman Collection is finer than the Stickney-Ryder-Boyd, Norweb, and Taylor coins. It is likely a Condition Census example. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $6,462.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.