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The E-Sylum: Volume 12, Number 52, December 27, 2009, Article 13

QUIZ ANSWER: THE HIGLEY THREE PENCE

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." Source: http://www.coins.nd.edu/ColCoin/ColCoinText/Higley.1.html

Bolen copy Higley Three Pence Coin Rarities Christmas ad

Thanks to our participants and all of our E-Sylum readers. Happy New Year! -Editor

To read the complete article, see: MERRY CHRISTMAS! (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v12n51a30.html)

Wayne Homren, Editor

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