1787 VT cent w Obv die crack and Rev shows overstrike

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  1. Pondering_Infinity

    Pondering_Infinity Active Member

    Good Morning All

    Interesting coin. Die crack on Obc at 8 oclock, and the Reverse shows the impression of a Nova Constellatio coin....

    I can see the rays and the all seeing eye... I also see "something" at noon on the Reverse. Not sure if that is die damage or a trace of the Nova.

    Any idea?
    Thanks as always
    Gary IMG_2558.JPG IMG_2557.JPG IMG_2555.JPG IMG_2556.JPG
     
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  3. halfcent1793

    halfcent1793 Active Member

    Vermont landscape coins have a reverse like you're seeing as undertype. There may be evidence of landscape undertype on the obverse, but I can't convince myself that's what it is.
     
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  5. Pondering_Infinity

    Pondering_Infinity Active Member

    @halfcent1793 (I have a half cent from 1793 BTW) I think it is a Nova coin based on the shape of the rays.
     
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  7. Pondering_Infinity

    Pondering_Infinity Active Member

    AND the exact same two die cracks at 8 and 9 oclock on the obverse...
     
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  10. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Your coin is a Vermont RR-12 the die cracks and small cud at 12:00 on the reverse are found on that variety. And you are correct it is overstruck on a Nova Constellatio copper. The coiners of the colonial coinage often used other colonial pieces for planchets if they could acquire them for less than it cost them to make their own.
     
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  11. Black Friar

    Black Friar Well-Known Member

    That is a most excellent piece.
     
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