1737 Higley Copper


1737 Higley Copper

1737 Higley Copper

Freidus 3.2-B.a

W-8255

Estimated Survivors: 8 Known
Obverse Text: VALUE • ME • AS • YOU • PLEASE • III
Reverse Text: I • AM • GOOD • COPPER • 1737
What to Look For: Look for the correct spelling of VALUE on the obverse of this coin. On the reverse, you will notice 3 evenly spaced Axes, as opposed to the single Broad Axe found on other types.

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:

Three crowned hammers are positioned in the shape of a pyramid. The date is at the bottom, with a pointing hand to the left.

Helpful Tips for Identifying the W-8255, Freidus 3.2-B.a Variety:

The reverse design changes back to the three small crowned hammers once more. The lower right hammer is positioned over the 3 in 1737. On the obverse, the left deer antler is located underneath the A in AS, while the right antler is located beneath the S.

1737 higley copper freidus 3.2-b.a, w-8255 diagnostic photo

1737 Higley Copper, Freidus-3.2-B.a, W-8255
Antlers align under each letter of AS
1737 higley copper freidus 3.2-b.a, w-8255 diagnostic photo reverse

1737 Higley Copper, Freidus-3.2-B.a, W-8255
The 3 of 1737 is aligned under the lower right hammer

View W-8255 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 $192,000.
 

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