1737 Threepence Higley Copper


1737 Threepence Higley Copper

1737 Threepence Higley Copper

Freidus 1.2-A

W-8200

Estimated Survivors: 8 Known
Obverse Text: THE • VALVE • OF • THREE • PENCE • III
Reverse Text: CONNECTICVT • 1737
What to Look For: Three crowned hammers are shown on the reverse with the rather scarce CONNECTICVT phrasing as well. This die variety was well struck with a lot of preservation of the original detail. High grade examples are stunning.

Obverse Design:

The obverse of the coin shows a deer facing the left side of the coin. In a circle around the deer is the text listed above. A pointing hand is centered at the bottom of the coin, pointing to the word THE.

Reverse Design:

This design shows three crowned small hammers centered on the coin. Text surrounds the design and a star hallmark is placed to the left of the date, directly before the C of CONNECTICVT.

Helpful Tips for Identifying the W-8200, Freidus 1.2-A Variety:

The major differences between W-8190 and W-8200 appear on the obverse of the coin. The ground that the deer is standing on is in line with the top of the C in PENCE. The last diagnostic is ever so slight: the dot that separates the E of VALVE and the O in OF is set closer to the letter O.

1737 higley copper freidus 1.1-a, w-8190 diagnostic photo

1737 Higley Copper, Freidus-1.1-A, W-8190
Ground nearly touches the tip of N in PENCE
1737 higley copper freidus 1.2-a, w-8200 diagnostic photo

1737 Higley Copper, Freidus-1.2-A, W-8200
Ground nearly touches the C in PENCE
1737 higley copper freidus 1.1-a, w-8190 diagnostic photo reverse

1737 Higley Copper, Freidus-1.1-A, W-8190
The dot is well-centered between the E and O
1737 higley copper freidus 1.2-a, w-8200 diagnostic photo reverse

1737 Higley Copper, Freidus-1.2-A, W-8200
Note how close the dot is to the O

View W-8200 Higley Copper Auction Results

The example to the left was sold by Stack's Bowers Galleries in the John J. Ford, Jr. Part II Collection, where it realized $32,000.

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