1737 Threepence Higley Copper
Estimated Survivors: 8 Known
Obverse Design: “THE. VALVE. OF. THREE. PENCE” 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. A pointing hand is centered at the bottom of the coin, pointing to the word THE.
Reverse Design: “CONNECTICVT 1737” This design shows three crowned small hammers centered on the coin. Text surrounds the design and a star hallmark is placed to the left of the date, directly before the C of CONNECTICVT.
Helpful Tips for Identifying the W-8200, Freidus 1.2-A Variety: The major differences between W-8190 and W-8200 appear on the obverse of the coin. The ground that the deer is standing on is in line with the top of the C in PENCE. The last diagnostic is ever so slight: the dot that separates the E of VALVE and the O in OF is set closer to the letter O.
The example to the left is from Stack’s May 2004 Sale of The John J. Ford, Jr. Collection of Numismatic American History, where it sold for $32,000.