1739 Higley Copper


1739 Higley Copper

1739 Higley Copper

Freidus 3.3-D

W-8285

Estimated Survivors: 7 Known
Obverse Text: VALVE • ME • AS • YOU • PLEASE • III
Reverse Text: J • CUT • MY • WAY • THROUGH • 1739
What to Look For: All three varieties of the 1739 Higley Coppers share the same reverse, paired with three distinct obverses. The present pairing is the most common with 7 known examples.

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:

A large broad axe is in the center of the coin with text surrounding. The blade of the axe is distant from the outer circular border of the coin. The date is located in the lower border.

Helpful Tips for Identifying the W-8285, Freidus 3.3-D Variety:

The positioning of the antlers on the obverse is the main diagnostic on this coin. The left antler is underneath the A in AS, while the right antler is located beneath the space between the A and S, although it is slightly closer to the A. On the reverse, the broad axe is placed in the center of the coin, with the blade distant from the outer circular border. The date is placed in the lower border of the coin.

1739 higley copper freidus 3.3-d, w-8285 diagnostic photo

1739 Higley Copper, Freidus-3.3-D, W-8285
Antlers align under the A and the space
1739 higley copper freidus 3.3-d, w-8285 diagnostic photo

1739 Higley Copper, Freidus-3.3-D, W-8285
Broad axe is distant from outer circle

View W-8285 Higley Copper Auction Results

The example to the left was sold by Stack's Bowers Galleries in the March 2017 Baltimore Auction, where it realized $36,425.
 

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