||1788 COPPER Vermont Copper, Mailed Bust Right, Struck over 1781 Irish Halfpenny VF Details, Improperly Cleaned NGC. RR-25, Bressett 16-U, W-2195, R.3. In The Copper Coins of Vermont, Tony Carlotto describes four different stages of RR-25 production: normal strikes on small planchets, normal strikes on large planchets, overstrikes normally on Irish halfpence, and extremely rare shattered die examples. Those overstruck on Irish halfpence are rarer than those on normal planchets. Typically, only remnants of the harp show on the overstrikes. Examples such as this Eric P. Newman coin and that in the next lot, attributable to the actual date of the undertype, are extraordinary. Traces of pinkish-orange show among the letters on otherwise smooth and highly attractive olive-brown surfaces. The 81 of the Irish halfpenny date is visible at the V of VERMON. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $1,410.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.