Mystery copper with text on edge & CW Token

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Finally had a chance to get a couple good hunts in this weekend. Hit the woods of a new old city park and a well pounded one.

Coins
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Tokens and tags
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The token in the upper right is a CIvil War Era Store Card style token. Here is a non dug example of this guy.
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Here is the mystery copper, size of a large cent, on the thicker side, pretty smooth, one side has a distinct line and I just noticed some text coming through on the edge.
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Any ideas on the ID of this copper?

Here is the rest of the finds.

Spoons, some old pieces in there
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Misc buttons and brass bits
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Good luck out there!
 
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Copper with lettering on the edge is a Liberty cap!!! In your photo you can plainly see HUNDR of ONE HUNDRED FOR A DOLLAR. Rare rare rare!!!
 
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Very nice & interesting finds. Congrats ! Since you say it is thick & the size of a Large Cent, & it has a lettered edge, I'm guessing it is either a 1793, 1794, or 1795 lettered edge U.S.Large Cent, which could have had; "ONE HUNDRED FOR A DOLLAR" written on the edge of the coin.
I took your edge image & flipped it upside down & compared it to a 1794 L.C. & it looks to me like it matches up with the word "HUNDRED" (though yours is a little corroded & worn). I also included The word "DOLLAR" from the edge of a 1793 L.C.
in the image. R.S. Yeoman's "Red Book" explains all this stuff.
1793 Large Cent link:
https://www.usacoinbook.com/coins/98/large-cents/flowing-hair/1793-P/lettered-edge/

Comparison images:
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p.s. "BuckleBoy"....after I submitted this I noticed your post. It appears we are on the same page with this. I hope you are doing well during the mess Ida has left you. God bless.
 
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Dude! I’d give anything to have a day like that! It would take me all summer to find half the quality.
 

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Wow! What a great weekend you had! Congrats on some awesome finds! We are so jealous!
 

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Nothing like getting a mitt full of finds from a hard hit park.
Just takes a little work in the wooded areas.
Congrats on the Coppers.
 

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Mystery copper with text on edge & CW Token

Oh my God pa-dirt you just hit the mother load!!!!

BANNER!!!!!!!!

Next Question are you gonna clean it? I?d be dying right now. Man I wish I had your problem lol
 
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Copper with lettering on the edge is a Liberty cap!!! In your photo you can plainly see HUNDR of ONE HUNDRED FOR A DOLLAR. Rare rare rare!!!

Thx for the ID. If only this coin was in good shape? well at least the tiny amount with details were enough to at least positively ID. Thx

Very nice & interesting finds. Congrats ! Since you say it is thick & the size of a Large Cent, & it has a lettered edge, I'm guessing it is either a 1793, 1794, or 1795 lettered edge U.S.Large Cent, which could have had; "ONE HUNDRED FOR A DOLLAR" written on the edge of the coin.
I took your edge image & flipped it upside down & compared it to a 1794 L.C. & it looks to me like it matches up with the word "HUNDRED" (though yours is a little corroded & worn). I also included The word "DOLLAR" from the edge of a 1793 L.C.
in the image. R.S. Yeoman's "Red Book" explains all this stuff.
1793 Large Cent link:
https://www.usacoinbook.com/coins/98/large-cents/flowing-hair/1793-P/lettered-edge/

Comparison images:
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p.s. "BuckleBoy"....after I submitted this I noticed your post. It appears we are on the same page with this. I hope you are doing well during the mess Ida has left you. God bless.

Thx for the info on this coin. I?m assuming it must be a Flowing Hair Wreath Cent from 1793. Wow, thx man.
 

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You had a very productive outing there Thad. The civil war store card is a cool find. The lettered edge large cent is a real heartbreaker. I'm wondering why you think it is a 1793 as opposed to a 1794 or 1795? You need to invest in a scale buddy :laughing7:
 

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Nice finds Thad.

The Pa boys are finding some oldies.

That's an old copper for sure.

We have it good here with a wide array of stuff we can find.

Good luck

Jer
 

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Nice finds Thad.

The Pa boys are finding some oldies.

That's an old copper for sure.

We have it good here with a wide array of stuff we can find.

Good luck

Jer

it’s great to see you on Jer, hope you’re doing well old friend
 

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