Pete Smith writes:
The image appearing on the Coin Rarities Online Christmas ad is adapted from a Higley copper produced near Granby, Connecticut.
Jeff Reichenberger writes:
Higley Copper. As wonderfully described in Will Nipper's In Yankee Doodle's Pocket. Apparently a favorite of Nipper's, it is reproduced on the title page, as well as stylized in copper foil on the front cover.
Gar Travis had the most specific response:
It is a copy of a Higley Three Pence (perhaps one of two in silver).
According to the web site of the Special Collections of Notre Dame:
"John Bolen of Springfield, Massachusetts created these dies in 1864 and minted 40 examples in copper and 2 in silver. Later Bolen sold the dies to F.S. Edwards who struck additional examples in nickel and others in brass."
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