Vermont Copper (Vermonts variety)

American Confederation Period
1785
Designed and engraved by Col. William Coley (American), Struck by Reuben Harmon, Jr. (American)


Object Place: Rupert, Harmon & Co. Mint, Vermont, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Breen 711 v.2

Dimensions

Diameter and weight:27.5-29 mm, 8.78 gm (1 1/8 in., 0.31 oz.)

Accession Number

64.93

Medium or Technique

Copper, struck on a rough planchet

Not On View

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Coins

This is the rarer of the two varieties of this type, with the ray pointing after the RES. on the obverse.
Obv: VERMONTS. RES. PUBLICA around sun rising over mountains with trees and a plow below ·1785· at bottom, the whole surrounded by a beaded rim
Rev: STELLA. QUARTA. DECIMA. around rays and stars radiating out from a circle enclosing an eye, the whole surrounded by a beaded rim
Edge: plain but rough

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Rosamond Lamb