1737 Threepence Higley Copper
Estimated Survivors: 2 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: “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, directly before the I.
Helpful Tips for Identifying the W-8205, Freidus 1.2-B.a Variety: The obverse of the W-8205 is shared with W-8200. The reverse of the coin holds the main diagnostic that our experts look for. The lower right hammer is lined up directly over the 3 in 1737.
The example to the left is from Stack’s Bowers Galleries August 2022 Sale of The Sydney F. Martin Collection, Part I, where it sold for $60,000. Images courtesy of PCGS TrueView.