A Connecticut Copper!

lenmac65

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I skipped work this past Friday to explore a cellar hole that I found in a neighboring county. I only got a couple high tones, one of which was this Connecticut copper. I found one of these a few years ago, but it was barely recognizable; this one looks pretty good to me, though the date is worn off. For those unfamiliar with the coin, they were minted from 1785-1788. From what I have read, there are over 100 type varieties of this coin made at six different mints. The coin is inscribed in Latin and says AUCTORI CONNEC (authority Connecticut) and INDE ET LIB (independence and liberty). Unfortunately, I lack the smarts and the resources to identify this coin’s variety, but that’s Ok. What a great hobby! Good luck out there.
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I skipped work this past Friday to explore a cellar hole that I found in a neighboring county. I only got a couple high tones, one of which was this Connecticut copper. I found one of these a few years ago, but it was barely recognizable; this one looks pretty good to me, though the date is worn off. For those unfamiliar with the coin, they were minted from 1785-1788. From what I have read, there are over 100 type varieties of this coin made at six different mints. The coin is inscribed in Latin and says AUCTORI CONNEC (authority Connecticut) and INDE ET LIB (independence and liberty). Unfortunately, I lack the smarts and the resources to identify this coin’s variety, but that’s Ok. What a great hobby! Good luck out there. View attachment 2053902 View attachment 2053903
Fantastic! What an incredible piece of early USA history! Well done!
 

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I skipped work this past Friday to explore a cellar hole that I found in a neighboring county. I only got a couple high tones, one of which was this Connecticut copper. I found one of these a few years ago, but it was barely recognizable; this one looks pretty good to me, though the date is worn off. For those unfamiliar with the coin, they were minted from 1785-1788. From what I have read, there are over 100 type varieties of this coin made at six different mints. The coin is inscribed in Latin and says AUCTORI CONNEC (authority Connecticut) and INDE ET LIB (independence and liberty). Unfortunately, I lack the smarts and the resources to identify this coin’s variety, but that’s Ok. What a great hobby! Good luck out there. View attachment 2053902 View attachment 2053903
Thank you for skipping work! :) Great find!
 

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I skipped work this past Friday to explore a cellar hole that I found in a neighboring county. I only got a couple high tones, one of which was this Connecticut copper. I found one of these a few years ago, but it was barely recognizable; this one looks pretty good to me, though the date is worn off. For those unfamiliar with the coin, they were minted from 1785-1788. From what I have read, there are over 100 type varieties of this coin made at six different mints. The coin is inscribed in Latin and says AUCTORI CONNEC (authority Connecticut) and INDE ET LIB (independence and liberty). Unfortunately, I lack the smarts and the resources to identify this coin’s variety, but that’s Ok. What a great hobby! Good luck out there. View attachment 2053902 View attachment 2053903
Pretty sure it's a Miller 19-g.4

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It's listed as an R-3 so a scarce die pairing. Really fantastic condition though for a dug CT copper; very nice find!
 

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Killer find!! Congrats!!
 

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I skipped work this past Friday to explore a cellar hole that I found in a neighboring county. I only got a couple high tones, one of which was this Connecticut copper. I found one of these a few years ago, but it was barely recognizable; this one looks pretty good to me, though the date is worn off. For those unfamiliar with the coin, they were minted from 1785-1788. From what I have read, there are over 100 type varieties of this coin made at six different mints. The coin is inscribed in Latin and says AUCTORI CONNEC (authority Connecticut) and INDE ET LIB (independence and liberty). Unfortunately, I lack the smarts and the resources to identify this coin’s variety, but that’s Ok. What a great hobby! Good luck out there. View attachment 2053902 View attachment 2053903
Very Cool!!!! Congrats!!!!
 
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lenmac65

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Pretty sure it's a Miller 19-g.4

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It's listed as an R-3 so a scarce die pairing. Really fantastic condition though for a dug CT copper; very nice find!
I think you nailed it! You must have a great eye for detail and knowledge of these coins. Thanks for the ID. You made an interesting coin even more so for me.
 

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great find
 
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I skipped work this past Friday to explore a cellar hole that I found in a neighboring county. I only got a couple high tones, one of which was this Connecticut copper. I found one of these a few years ago, but it was barely recognizable; this one looks pretty good to me, though the date is worn off. For those unfamiliar with the coin, they were minted from 1785-1788. From what I have read, there are over 100 type varieties of this coin made at six different mints. The coin is inscribed in Latin and says AUCTORI CONNEC (authority Connecticut) and INDE ET LIB (independence and liberty). Unfortunately, I lack the smarts and the resources to identify this coin’s variety, but that’s Ok. What a great hobby! Good luck out there. View attachment 2053902 View attachment 2053903
Outstanding! Well done! Great looking coin.
 
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lenmac65

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That's a great looking coin lenmac65. Congrats to you!
Thanks! Living in Mass gives us a chance at some great stuff. Good luck out there.
 

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I skipped work this past Friday to explore a cellar hole that I found in a neighboring county. I only got a couple high tones, one of which was this Connecticut copper. I found one of these a few years ago, but it was barely recognizable; this one looks pretty good to me, though the date is worn off. For those unfamiliar with the coin, they were minted from 1785-1788. From what I have read, there are over 100 type varieties of this coin made at six different mints. The coin is inscribed in Latin and says AUCTORI CONNEC (authority Connecticut) and INDE ET LIB (independence and liberty). Unfortunately, I lack the smarts and the resources to identify this coin’s variety, but that’s Ok. What a great hobby! Good luck out there. View attachment 2053902 View attachment 2053903
Very cool. On my bucket list.
 

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That's a REALLY nice example. Most are not like that out of the ground. Don't worry......you'll get more. My current count is 23. Congrats......Hogge
 
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That's a REALLY nice example. Most are not like that out of the ground. Don't worry......you'll get more. My current count is 23. Congrats......Hogge
23?!!? Holy smokes that’s awesome. I’ll be happy if I can find even just one again. Thanks for the comments.
 

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