1737 Threepence Higley Copper


1737 Threepence Higley Copper

1737 Threepence Higley Copper

Freidus 1.3-A

W-8215

Estimated Survivors: 6 Known
Obverse Text: THE • VALVE • OF • THREE • PENCE •
Reverse Text: CONNECTICVT • 1737
What to Look For: Only 13 total examples exist with the CONNECTICVT reverse, and this type represents 6 of them. The reverse features 3 Hammers, but all of this type are found in lower grades, obscuring the reverse design slightly.

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 symbol is placed to the left of the date, directly before the C in CONNECTICVT.

Helpful Tips for Identifying the W-8215, Freidus 1.3-A Variety:

On the obverse of the coin, there are several distinguishing factors to look for. First, the ground line touches the C in PENCE. Second, the deer’s left antler touches the middle of the O in OF. In earlier types, the left antler is lined up with the left side of the O. Finally, the dot between the E in VALVE and the O in OF is closer to the letter E.

1737 higley copper freidus 1.2-b.a, w-8205 diagnostic photo

1737 Higley Copper, Freidus-1.2-B.a, W-8205
Ground nearly touches the tip of N in PENCE
1737 higley copper freidus 1.3-a, w-8215 diagnostic photo

1737 Higley Copper, Freidus-1.3-A, W-8215
Ground nearly touches the C in PENCE
1737 higley copper freidus 1.2-B.a, w-8205 diagnostic photo reverse

1737 Higley Copper, Freidus-1.2-B.a, W-8205
Left-aligned antler, dot closer to O
1737 higley copper freidus 1.3-a, w-8215 diagnostic photo reverse

1737 Higley Copper, Freidus-1.3-A, W-8215
Center-aligned antler, dot closer to E

View W-8215 Higley Copper Auction Results

The example to the left was sold by Stack's Bowers Galleries in the Sydney F. Martin Collection, Part I, where it realized $84,000.
 

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