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 Posted 03/30/2006  12:54 am Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Chapel679 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

hello guys I need a little info on this coin .I found a 1776 New Hampshire William Moulton colonial copper coin . I am in the process of trying get it looked at .I got a whitman's Red Book and it talks about it .this is what it says word for word ..
[[New Hampshire was the first state to consider the subject of coinage following the declaration of independence. William Moulton was empowered to make a limted quality of coins of pure copper authorized by the state house of representatives in 1776. Although cast patterns were prepared, it is believed that they were not approved. Little of the proposedcoinage was ever actually circulated. Other purported patterns are of doubtful origin. These include a unique engraved piece and rare struck piece with large initials WM on the reverse....
Thats what mine has on it . The WM with American Liberty around the outer edge.If anyone can maybe see from the pic if its the real deal or not it weighs 4 grams even . thx

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 Posted 03/30/2006  01:04 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add scoutjim99 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hey welcome to the forum I am going to check the WAlter breen ENCYCLOPEDA it may take a while
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 Posted 03/30/2006  01:17 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Chapel679 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thx alot . I found it under My great great grandfathers house that was built in late 1800's . Im going crazy wondering if this is the real deal or not. the one that was approved with the harp on the back is going for $25000 this one should be more rare than that one I would beleive. Since it was never approved.thx again
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 Posted 03/30/2006  04:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add scoutjim99 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Really you have me curious. I havent found anything yet but still looking..
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 Posted 03/30/2006  05:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Mike to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome Chapel679. I hope its real[:p] Take a look at these sites, then do a google search for... "1776 New Hampshire William Moulton colonial copper coin" Tons of info out there. Good luck!!Mike

http://www.coins.nd.edu/ColCoin/Col...s.intro.html
http://www.coinsite.com/content/cda...rchive31.asp
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 Posted 03/30/2006  1:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add thekidcollector to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If its real, your a luckyman!
I never have that luck :P
Good luck!
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 Posted 03/30/2006  5:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add humpybong to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Chapel679...a big welcome from "down under".

Look forward to reading posts from you, enjoy your stay.
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 Posted 03/30/2006  10:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add scoutjim99 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
good I am glad some one has something for you Because I have nothing . I looked in every book I have.
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 Posted 03/31/2006  12:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Mike to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Chapel679, Was that info of any help to you? Any coins minted(more likely engraved) as pattern cents by William Moulton are very rare. The sites have some great information about the budding coinage in the colonies. Please keep us posted! Mike
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 Posted 03/31/2006  4:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Susanlynn9 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Chapel679 and welcome to our Coin Community family!

If you have a 2006 Red Book Guide to US Coins, you will find info on your coin on page 55. In Very Good condition, this coin shows a Red Book value of $25,000. This is the exact quote from the 2006 Red Book:

New Hampshire was the first of the states to consider the subject of coinage following the Declaration of Independence.

William Moulton was empowered to make a limited quantity of coins of pure copper authorized by the State House of Representatives in 1776. Although cast patterns were prepared, it is believed that they were not approved. Little of the proposed coinage was ever actually circulated.

Other purported patterns are of doubtful origin. These include a unique engraved piece and a rare struck piece with large initials WM on the reverse.


Hope this helps.
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 Posted 03/31/2006  7:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Chapel679 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thx alot for all of your help and research ,I found out theres a coin show in new orleans tomorrow there should be like 40 dealers there im sure one of them could tell me if its the real deal or not.At least im hopeing....I will let you guys know what I find out .. thx again
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 Posted 04/15/2006  2:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Eawsurf777 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have one of those 1776 WM coins too, the same one in the pictures and cant find any info on it. If you find out any information about it please let me know.
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Hello Eawsurf777 and welcome to CC. I deleted your email address as we encourage responses to be made on the forum and, by posting your email address publicly, you run the risk of non-members getting it and using it for spam.
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 Posted 04/15/2006  6:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Gary Burke to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome to both new members.

I sure hope the coin is for real.

If so, what a find, whether it's sold or treasured as part of your collections.
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