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1788 Vermont would you send it in?

Type2Type2 Posts: 13,985 ✭✭✭✭✭

My wife has been on me to clean my old office and move in to the new one I found this on my desk and don’t know if I should grade this one or not? What says you guys and girls?

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  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 30,391 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nah. Pretty clear what it is. I don't think you'll get the added value from the slab.

  • coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,411 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like it the way it is and would put into a cointain or find a single coin capital holder if one exists for this coin rather than spend the money to slab.

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  • MWallaceMWallace Posts: 3,707 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm probably going to be in the minority here but I would.

  • robkoolrobkool Posts: 5,934 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don't think it would be worth sending in for grading, unless you are looking to do a lowball set.

  • OmegaraptorOmegaraptor Posts: 515 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Lovely coin. I personally wouldn't send it in. Don't think you'd add any value, and a lot of EAC collectors don't like slabs.

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  • airplanenutairplanenut Posts: 21,757 ✭✭✭✭✭

    First, what’s the benefit of it being in a holder given that it’s not currently in one. If not much, why slab it? (My answer may be different if it were slabbed and you asked about cracking it… I could understand keeping it slabbed more than getting it slabbed).

    Also, that coin is 234 years old and saw a lot of use in commerce. And you can hold it without risking its value. That’s awesome!

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  • Looks like a very nice example of a somewhat scarcer Vermont variety, the Ryder Richardson RR-22. My guess is that it would grade between VG and Fine. I agree with Omegaraptor’s observations...

  • Type2Type2 Posts: 13,985 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 18, 2022 8:26PM

    You guys are right I’ll see if I can find some kind of airtight or something. 👍🏼👍👍🏼👍 thanks all.yes it is a RR-22.

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would keep it raw and self slab it for protection. Old copper that could sure tell stories if it could talk. Cheers, RickO

  • oldabeintxoldabeintx Posts: 1,463 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would slab it if you want to sell it, otherwise no. As an R-4 its fairly scarce. The variety comes lightly struck, so this isn't a poor example. I like it.

  • DollarAfterDollarDollarAfterDollar Posts: 3,205 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yup, there are some very rare varieties for these types. Identify if it's a rare variety and make an informed decision. The submission cost and attribution are factors.

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  • CaptHenwayCaptHenway Posts: 31,260 ✭✭✭✭✭


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  • ambro51ambro51 Posts: 13,529 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cotton cloth bag and a Manila 2x2. R22 is no big deal, raritywise, by Vermont standards. Condition is average for Machins Mill strikes.

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