1737 Higley Copper
Estimated Survivors: 8 Known
Obverse Design: “VALUE. ME. AS. YOU. PLEASE. III” 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: “I. AM. GOOD. COPPER. 1737” 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.
The example to the left is from Stack’s Bowers Galleries October 2018 Sale of The Archangel Collection of Colonial Coins and 1792 Coinage, where it sold for $50,400.