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My First Foray Into State Coppers

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 Posted 03/29/2022  1:28 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add TimNH to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi all, thought I'd show off a new pickup that arrived today, a nice little 4-pack of state coppers. I went purely by eye appeal and variety that I liked best, they are all about the same color, visual quality, etc.

My favorite is the Vermont, it's a details grade but the rising sun face is really good, which to me is the most important part.

Cheers!
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 Posted 03/29/2022  2:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add johnjkedel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice ! A great direction to go in.
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 Posted 03/29/2022  3:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TimNH to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, marvelous old relics, most folks I find have no idea there was coinage like this before the US mint came around.

Here's a close-up of the rising sun, I think it's so hilarious that VT made this sun-face peeking over the land, like a first-grader in art class also the floating tree..


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 Posted 03/29/2022  4:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Handsome group!
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 Posted 03/29/2022  4:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add lcutler to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice! Are you going to attribute the die varieties? You never know, there might be a rarer one in there!
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 Posted 03/29/2022  6:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TimNH to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Are you going to attribute the die varieties?


Will need to eventually, by "variety" up above I just meant I like the landscape VT coin better than the bust, I think this CT head looks the most "classic".. For NJ, it seemed every coin I looked at had an entirely different horse on it, I liked the pointy/bulbous 'snout' on this one

So as you see I have some learning to do, but that is part of the fun.
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 Posted 03/29/2022  8:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well done @tim. Colonial copper is definitely interesting!
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 Posted 03/29/2022  8:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinHunter27 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Excellent examples you picked up! Really stellar coins. The majority of colonials out there are problem coins in some way. You've managed to get a lot of really nice examples, congrats!

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 Posted 03/29/2022  11:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add LuckyPunk to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great start. I'm also collecting the early coppers. Amazing connection to history. So much subtle symbolism and detail in those early designs. Thanks for sharing,those are nice.
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 Posted 03/30/2022  12:45 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GERMANICVS to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's a very nice quartett of State coppers. Congratulations.
The Vermont Landscape would be my favourite too. There is something very 'quintessential' about them.
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 Posted 03/30/2022  04:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add lcutler to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The Vermont landscapes are my favorite as well. If you don't have one, get a copy of Whitman's Encyclopedia of Colonial and Early American Coins. You'll be able to ID all of yours with it. Start with the easiest and work your way to the harder ones Vermont should be the easiest, then New Jersey, toss up on the other two, and you are absolutely correct, the research and learning is all part of it! I love trying to attribute low grade Connecticuts looking for a hidden gem!
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 Posted 04/04/2022  6:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add thecoinguy1964 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Now I'm going to be looking to purchase some state copper, those are too cool! Thanks for sharing.
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 Posted 04/07/2022  4:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add steviegetz to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice!, you gotta show the reverses!
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 Posted 04/08/2022  12:11 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TimNH to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Very nice!, you gotta show the reverses!


If you insist! Sure is hard to take good pics of coins in slabs, with all those reflections, but here's the general idea.

Now on the hunt for a Fugio & a Nova Constellatio, boy this colonial thing could get addictive.
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 Posted 04/08/2022  05:02 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add lcutler to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Addictive? No, not at all, I am closing in on 60 Connecticut varieties now!
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