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Could This Coin Be A NY Manchins Mill Colonial?

 
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 Posted 11/19/2020  5:32 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add BGLI to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Wondering if any colonial collectors can tell if this well worn and probably cleaned coin might be a coin minted at New York's Manchin Mills mint? I can barely make out the date but looks like 17?7? Thanks


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 Posted 11/19/2020  6:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Gincoin43 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
While I am not an expert that looks like a Connecticut copper to me.
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 Posted 11/19/2020  9:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fredm2654 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with GC43... I have a 1787 Connecticut copper cent in just slightly better condition and I can relate to many of the distinguishable details in yours. Here's a random internet grab as it shows the details 100 times better than mine.

I wish mine looked that good!


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 Posted 11/20/2020  05:09 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add lcutler to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Some of the Connecticut copper varieties were struck at Machin's mill, however this is not one of the varieties struck there.
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 Posted 11/28/2020  10:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add BGLI to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks all and I now see this is a CT copper. The Manchin Mill coinage is just really interesting to me as I get more interested in acquiring early colonial copper coins. Thanks again for the input. Stay safe
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 Posted 11/28/2020  12:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add lcutler to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree that the Machin's mill coinage is fascinating. Many of the 1788 Connecticut varieties are attributed to the Machin's mint. Interestingly I found 2 1788 2-D Connecticut coppers [one of the varieties attributed to Machin's mill] metal detecting at an old tavern site on the Newburgh turnpike. Newburgh NY was the location of the Machin mint.
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 Posted 11/28/2020  1:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add BGLI to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
LCutler that's funny as that is the same reason Manchins Mill coins intrigued me. I grew up in that area but never knew Newburgh had that mint. I recall as a kid I found that Very worn CT copper coin (probably about 5-10 miles from mill site) so I thought it maybe came from Manchin but more likely just dropped by some early colonist!
It has made me much more interested in expanding into colonials
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 Posted 11/28/2020  2:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add lcutler to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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