1737 Higley Copper

1737 Higley Copper

1737 Higley Copper

Freidus 3.1-B.a


Estimated Survivors: 8 Known
Obverse Text: VALUE • ME • AS • YOU • PLEASE • III
Reverse Text: I • AM • GOOD • COPPER • 1737
What to Look For: Although the estimated survivors is listed as 8 known, 4 are permenantly impounded and off the market to collectors. The remaining 4 are relativley low grade and display significant weakness on key details.

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. Centered in ornamentation at the bottom of the coin are III Roman Numerals. A pointing hand is located to the left of the 3 Roman Numerals, pointing to the word VALVE. To the right of the 3 Roman Numerals is a star symbol. A crescent moon is located beneath the Roman Numerals.

Reverse Design:

This design shows three crowned small hammers centered on the coin. Text surrounds the design and a pointing hand is placed to the left of the date, pointing to the I.

Helpful Tips for Identifying the W-8240, Freidus 3.1-B.a Variety:

Beginning with the W-8240 variety of Higley Coppers, we see the spelling of VALUE for the remainder of the varieties. On W-8240, the left antler on the deer is located barely left of the A in AS. The right antler is located under the right foot of the A. On the reverse, the bottom right hammer head is located over the 3 in 1737.

1737 higley copper freidus 3.1-B.a, w-8240 diagnostic photo

1737 Higley Copper, Freidus-3.1-B.a, W-8240
Obverse, antler location in relation to the letters AS
1737 higley copper freidus 3.1-B.a, w-8240 diagnostic photo reverse

1737 Higley Copper, Freidus-3.1-B.a, W-8240
Reverse, lower right hammer is center-aligned on 3

View W-8240 Higley Copper Auction Results

The example to the left was sold by Stack's Bowers Galleries in the Archangel Collection of Colonial Coins and 1792 Coinage, where it realized $50,400.

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