1786 Vermont Copper. RR-10, Bressett 8-G, W-2045. Rarity-4. Bust Left. VF-30. 117.3 grains. Light golden brown and glossy, with smooth wear where this coin has seen actual circulation. This coin is about as sharply defined as usually seen, the peripheral details quite sharp though the central devices are nearly devoid of detail due to an insufficient strike and some planchet texture at the centers that is much less pronounced than often seen on this die pairing. In fact the luster flow lines noted in the fields on both sides are indicative of a technically much higher grade coin, perhaps in the EF to AU range, as these fine lines are often the first to disappear with circulation wear. Finding an overall superior example would require a long and patient hunt; one can often find smoothly worn but impaired pieces, as well as technically high grade pieces that exhibit disfiguring planchet flaws. This coin shows trouble-free light wear and fewer than average planchet flaws; it is sharper than the primary Carlotto plate coin for RR-10 and is considered “High Condition Census” by its consignor.