Apr 26, 2012, 08:04 AM
Good 1 Don! 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.....To be continued
Apr 26, 2012, 08:47 AM
Can't ask for much better than that. Such a great patina and to think there's some that would probably have stripped it away.
Apr 26, 2012, 11:31 AM
Great looking coin Don! The off center strike makes it look even more old and primative.
Don't forget to add it to your NJ Copper survey
Apr 26, 2012, 11:33 AM
I want to show that the coin did not come out of the ground like my original photos show, so here is a combined photo of the coin as found and then after half hour of soaking in hot peroxide and wiping off the loose dirt crud. I could have gone further with the dirt removal, but leaving the recessed areas as is brought out great relief of the high areas. I soaked in warm distilled water for about an hour after the peroxide bath and than dried thoroughly under a desk lamp.
Originally Posted by Iron Patch
"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."
Apr 26, 2012, 02:37 PM
Way to go don! ... That NJ Copper is gorgous!
Apr 26, 2012, 02:58 PM
Congratulation! I found yesterday silver coin 1775 of spanish. I wish you luck.
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Apr 26, 2012, 03:33 PM
Apr 26, 2012, 06:57 PM
Don it is great to see you getting out hunting. That sure is one sweet Jersey you got there. Congrats !!!!!!!!!!!
Apr 26, 2012, 07:19 PM
wow! what an amazing NJ Copper Don!
Apr 26, 2012, 08:05 PM
My Find of a Lifetime!
You have the opposite soil than we do in this region. Your coppers look amazing, but your silver coins are often coated. By us the silvers look great, but the coppers are generally shot.
I love that strike on the NJ copper. Glad to hear you are feeling better.
I would vote "banner" but I don't wanna hafta see another one up there until I get mine!
Last edited by Neil in West Jersey; Apr 26, 2012 at 08:11 PM.
Apr 26, 2012, 08:44 PM
what hath god wrought
Nice work on the cleaning. Who says you can't clean rare coppers Even though it ain't no stinkin' 5000 dollar gold coin or ring, it should be on the banner just because its so damn nice. I vote banner.
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Apr 26, 2012, 09:02 PM
Neil is right, you have sonme great soil where your digging... My old copper finds are a mess...
Apr 26, 2012, 10:08 PM
After all these years looking at your finds, I'm still blown away by the incredible condition some of them are in!
Last edited by bookfisher; Apr 27, 2012 at 04:58 PM.
Apr 27, 2012, 07:10 AM
Awesome old coins
Apr 27, 2012, 11:45 AM
Nice finds Don, the NJ is very nice indeed, the nicest Ive seen dug. Wow
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