Undated (1737) Higley Copper


Undated (1737) Higley Copper

Undated (1737) Higley Copper

Freidus 3.2-C

W-8260

Estimated Survivors: 12 Known
Obverse Text: VALUE • ME • AS • YOU • PLEASE • III
Reverse Text: J • CUT • MY • WAY • THROUGH •
What to Look For: This 1737 coin features the Broad, or Large Axe on the reverse. We consider this one of the more common varieties with a dozen known to exist.

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 towards the left of the coin and it touches the outer circular border. There is no date on the coin.

Helpful Tips for Identifying the W-8260, Freidus 3.2-C Variety:

The positioning of the antlers on the obverse of the coin is the same as W-8255. On the reverse, we have the broad axe design once again. The blade of the axe touches the edge of the circular border.

1737 higley copper freidus 3.2-c, w-8260 diagnostic photo

Undated (1737) Higley Copper, Freidus-3.2-C, W-8260
Antlers align under each letter in AS
1737 higley copper freidus 3.2-c, w-8260 diagnostic photo

Undated (1737) Higley Copper, Freidus-3.2-C, W-8260
Broad axe touching the outer circle

View W-8260 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 $52,800.
 

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