A Classic Rarity: The Ryder-26 1788 Vermont Copper

Among the significant rarities offered by Stack’s Bowers Galleries at the Whitman Baltimore Winter Expo is a Ryder-26 1788 Vermont copper, graded Fine-15 by PCGS, and described by Q. David Bowers as ““one of the well-known key rarities in the original Ryder listing.”

Coin Week reports:

The offered Ryder-28 is truly extraordinary with rich golden brown across the high points and deep chestnut patina in the fields. The surfaces are overall glossy, with a minor granularity apparent under scrutiny.

The strike is ideally centered on both sides, leaving the legends tightly aligned to the borders. A few old pin scratches cross the obverse portrait, though these have been worn into the surrounding patina.

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