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 Posted 03/24/2012  11:48 am Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add KLDigger to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

New to metal detecting and found this coin/token at an old south central PA homesite. It is badly decayed and I am able to get some features with slanted lighting. It is a composite photo of both sides. It has a head and shoulders image on the left and some characters, and maybe a soldier type figure with sword on the right image.
Any help will be appreciated.

[Edit - added the comparison - svslav's coin on top - mine on the bottom - Thanks svslav!]

Edited by KLDigger
03/25/2012 09:19 am
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 Posted 03/24/2012  1:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add worldnumis to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It looks like a corroded Connecticut Cent. Not enough detail to fully ID.
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 Posted 03/24/2012  2:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add grizzlybear706 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
not a pro but I believe it is a 1788copper, mailed bust facing left .
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 Posted 03/24/2012  2:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add grizzlybear706 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
i base that on the arm the downward angle is only like that on the 1788.
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 Posted 03/24/2012  2:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Frazzle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes,Definately a Connecticut Copper Cent!!
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 Posted 03/24/2012  2:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add KLDigger to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for your suggestions. The following link shows a close reverse but not the obverse for a 1788 Massachusetts Copper Cent:

http://www.google.com/search?q=1788...1272&bih=804

And this is a link showing the 1788 Connecticut Cent;

http://www.2020site.org/coins/connecticut.html

It seems my coin is close to these.
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03/24/2012 2:34 pm
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 Posted 03/24/2012  2:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add grizzlybear706 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
and forgive me! to ccf glad to have you as a member.
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 Posted 03/24/2012  3:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wolfe to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
wow! thats a great find
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 Posted 03/24/2012  4:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add svslav to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like a regular George II (British) halfpenny to me:



Edit: or a farthing, depending on the size.
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03/24/2012 4:22 pm
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 Posted 03/24/2012  5:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add KLDigger to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
svslav - that looks like a great match. The owners say the house was built in the mid 1700s so it fits in very nicely. I have to go back and see if I can find more. Thanks so much for the help.
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