1737 Threepence Higley Copper
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.
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.
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.