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    Beautiful 1788 Connecticut Copper Struck Over a Nova Constellatio Copper

    Kirk, Chris, and I got out today to a site where we hunted in late June of this year. We originally hunt the outskirts of the site then, mainly because the main homesite was still in soybean. No problem, we thought, we will head back once Mr. Lunker Farmer cuts the soybean in the Fall. Well, Chris and I drove by yesterday and saw that he was cutting the soybean. We high-fived, waved to the muscle-bound farmer in his combine, and headed off back home with high hopes of digging some earlies on Sunday morning.

    Within the first 10 minutes of swinging, I got a high dime reading on my analog machine. I pinpointed, flipped some dirt out, and was startled by a yelp from Kirk about 10 yards away. He found something that probably could shock the forums in America! He will relate his story once he has the time. Meanwhile, after coming back from Kirk's hole, I found what was waiting for me in my dug-out hole. There she was: a beautiful, sexy 1788 Connecticut copper! I yelped as well, hurried over to Chris, and showed him my copper. He didn't look at it, so I took it as being jealous. I walked away, and said outloud, "He doesn't even care." Chris heard what I said, looked up from what he was doing and stated, "Kyle, I'm going to punch you in the mouth one of these days. I was distracted. I was looking at my pewter button that I found at the same time you found your copper. I was looking for a regiment number or the letters USA." I overreacted at the time and understand why he was distracted. Next time, he has a free shot at my jib.

    I ended the day with brass musket trigger guard parts, a pile of buttons, and pewter spoon bowls and handles.

    My Fall season has been special to me. Last weekend I dug the pistareen and now this awesome CT copper. We have more fields we have to get into after the farmers cut the crops.
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    Re: Beautiful 1788 Connecticut Copper and Brass Musket Trigger Guard Parts

    nice finds
    vermont hillbilly

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    Re: Beautiful 1788 Connecticut Copper and Brass Musket Trigger Guard Parts

    That coin looks like it was dropped shortly after it was minted !!
    He might not have been jealous, but I sure the heck am !!
    ALLEN

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    It's a good coin regardless of variety. I've already changed my mind twice, and don't think I've come across the right one yet. (I'd like to see Miller 12.1-E)

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    Re: Beautiful 1788 Connecticut Copper and Brass Musket Trigger Guard Parts

    Iron Patch I have changed my mind twice, It looks like a Miller 12.1 Obverse. Obv 12.1 "Upper fillet points downward and is distant from star."Still looking to verify, will relook later. See new reply further down.


    Regardless, good going Kyle, those Conn coppers keep on popping out of the ground in good numbers in your area! Your group probably gets more per era than a CT hunter does!

    Don
    "The mantra has always been don't clean a (copper) coin or it will lose value.
    For undug coins this is true. For dug coins this is untrue.
    The value will increase with judicious cleaning."

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    Re: Beautiful 1788 Connecticut Copper and Brass Musket Trigger Guard Parts

    Nice finds! That is one of the most detailed Connecticut coppers that I've seen posted here. Please do clean it up and post some after pics.
    Finder of Things!

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    Re: Beautiful 1788 Connecticut Copper and Brass Musket Trigger Guard Parts

    That is one very fine specimen of the 1788 CT COPPER!

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    OK Kyle, you would think with it being a 1788 that it would be a lot easier than those numerous 1787 Coppers, but your coin has been a challenge, partially due to the slight angle of the photo taken and dirt at a key spot or two, with that said, my latest intelligent guess is a Miller 12.2-C variety. Fairly certain on the C Reverse, (but not at first) since the arm is pointing correctly (I hope, angle is problem there) and the date looks exact in my opinion.

    The C Reverse can only match with a Obv 10 or Obv 12.2, well Obverse 10 does NOT have a star between the bust and AUCTORI so that eliminates Obv 10.. Obv 12.2, seems to match although I have trouble with saying the fillet points to star and is close to it. Seems too hard to tell, but it must be a match. (Italic statement from Whitman book).

    So for now, unless someone finds another match it appears to be a Miller 12.2-C variety.

    Again, very nice CT copper regardless of what it is.........

    Don
    "The mantra has always been don't clean a (copper) coin or it will lose value.
    For undug coins this is true. For dug coins this is untrue.
    The value will increase with judicious cleaning."

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    Re: Beautiful 1788 Connecticut Copper and Brass Musket Trigger Guard Parts

    A beautiful CONN. copper is right !! In superb shape ! Of course I would like to see a cleaned up pic too !! MaineRelic
    MaineRelic.

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    Re: Beautiful 1788 Connecticut Copper and Brass Musket Trigger Guard Parts

    Holy CHRIST, That's the BEST Connecticut Copper that I've seen on TreasureNet in a LONG time if not forever!!!! You SCORED BIG today man and that baby deserves some recognition!



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    Re: Beautiful 1788 Connecticut Copper and Brass Musket Trigger Guard Parts

    Very nice Connecticut !! Still on my wish list.



    VPR

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    Re: Beautiful 1788 Connecticut Copper and Brass Musket Trigger Guard Parts

    Here is another picture of my copper.
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    A lot of Conn coppers are overstruck on another planchet, your coin looks like that, still working on it.

    Don
    "The mantra has always been don't clean a (copper) coin or it will lose value.
    For undug coins this is true. For dug coins this is untrue.
    The value will increase with judicious cleaning."

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    Re: Beautiful 1788 Connecticut Copper and Brass Musket Trigger Guard Parts

    AWESOME Ct. Kyle! Congrats......................Hogge
    1783 CFT. KG III 1/2 Penny (25-83A)-1 of 3 known *Sold $3,750, Vermont Landscape Coppers Ryder 6 *Sold $760, Ryder7 (Avatar)** Sold $1,275*,1st Batt Royal Artillery Cartridge Box Sling Belt Tip* SOLD $1,583*,(3)- GW Inaugural Buttons-2-Cobb# 17-J.* Sold both--$405 and $400. *GW Button Cobb 17-I-*Sold $316- New Jersey Copper M14-J Sold $125- Continental Army Button *Sold $800--** British 31st ROF Cartridge Box Plate** SOLD!! (PRIVATE AMOUNT), Vermont Ryder-3 *$1200...To be continued

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    Re: Beautiful 1788 Connecticut Copper and Brass Musket Trigger Guard Parts

    That is one sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet Conn Copper, nice find Kyle

    Bubba65

 

 
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