🥇 BANNER Finally found one - 1785 Nova Constellatio!

Steve in PA

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This coin has eluded me for years, until yesterday. But then I only know of two others that have been found in SW PA. It's a 1785 Nova Constellatio. These coins were minted in Birmingham, England and shipped to the US right after the Revolutionary War. I included a picture from the coin book. Mine is the one in the lower left.
I also found a 1794 Liberty Cap US large cent. Unfortunately, it's a little beat up.

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PetesPockets55

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Congrats on a pair of great finds and making the first banner of 2023. I agree with you about the quality over quantity at that site.

I'd love to come across a 1794 cent as that was the date our old family homestead was built in Maine. Love to get one eventually to go with some of the stuff Mom passed along.
 
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Steve in PA

Steve in PA

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I just did when he posted the results today. I'm sure he is aware that I found it, so it is probably in the survey.
 
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Steve in PA

Steve in PA

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Nice dig Steverino did you report it to Don's survey:icon_thumright:
Well apparently, Don's survey was just a one and done quickie from over a year ago and he's not accepting any new input.
 

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This coin has eluded me for years, until yesterday. But then I only know of two others that have been found in SW PA. It's a 1785 Nova Constellatio. These coins were minted in Birmingham, England and shipped to the US right after the Revolutionary War. I included a picture from the coin book. Mine is the one in the lower left.
I also found a 1794 Liberty Cap US large cent. Unfortunately, it's a little beat up.

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allen

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Congrats on the incredible old coppers! And finally digging your Nova. That site had some really old activity.
This coin has eluded me for years, until yesterday. But then I only know of two others that have been found in SW PA. It's a 1785 Nova Constellatio. These coins were minted in Birmingham, England and shipped to the US right after the Revolutionary War. I included a picture from the coin book. Mine is the one in the lower left.
I also found a 1794 Liberty Cap US large cent. Unfortunately, it's a little beat up.

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Congrats on that find of a lifetime!!!!
 

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