1788 Connecticut bust draped left 16.3-N

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  1. AirborneReams

    AirborneReams Active Member

    Hello all,

    move been waiting for this piece to come in and have been pretty excited about it especially because I’m venturing into the colonials so I thought I’d share it with you guys as well! I feel like I got a decent deal on it especially looking into the coin a bit more. This is the 16.3 N variety and matched it with pages from a colonial coin book that I will attach as well. I tried checking it out on PCGSs app for pricing for the grade but for this variety it says N/A but it looks like pricing pops up around XF I believe. How do I go off pricing when I do decide to sell this? I tried picking around online and was unable to find much, thank you in advance! P.S. I don’t feel like the quick pics I took do it any justice and almost feel ashamed! E60BB844-D63E-49A3-92D0-FCC26E52FE91.jpeg B4A3D003-3017-413A-ADE4-7ADB4605CB78.jpeg 854F99B3-045D-4034-90BB-37B9125270CD.png F36501CC-CA5A-48F9-BD5F-72D55B9B1CA6.png
     
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  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    Hey. Nice Coin ! I've lived in CT for 54 years and truly appreciate the colonials !!
     
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  4. AirborneReams

    AirborneReams Active Member

    Thank you! And like I stated I’m just starting to get in to them but they’re nothing short then amazing and hold our country’s deepest roots. Hope to visit CT someday
     
  5. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    It's amazing for Detecting . I found this CT copper
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  6. AirborneReams

    AirborneReams Active Member

    Wow what a beauty! Where was this found? Someone could have dropped that back in those years and it was never found
     
  7. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    I'll never tell . nahh , out in Hartland , CT deeeep in the woods . 4 miles in Mosquito infested woods in a jeep in 1-2 FT. of muddy trails , hoo rahh !
     
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  8. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    I've come to realize that unless it's in AU condition, it's hard to get a good shot . Then again my skills are limited ,lol . I have friends who have dug up MA coppers as well. Nice Colonials ! My town was est. by MA in the 1600's . My town was est. in 1683.
     
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  9. l.cutler

    l.cutler Member

    Common variety, but very nice condition!
     
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  10. AirborneReams

    AirborneReams Active Member

    For some reason I thought this variety was harder to come by especially because how much I saw some going for but thank you for letting me now! I know I’d try and get it graded possibly but due to the wearing on the edge of the coin I don’t think it would grade straight? But colonials could be graded differently
     
  11. AirborneReams

    AirborneReams Active Member

    I don’t know to be honest I’ve sold some colonials that were lower grade maybe fine or around there and they blow up. They usually always sell a lot higher then other coins I sell such as and seated Liberty varieties or Morgan’s and such!
     
  12. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    Common in the U.K maybe , but here just a joy to own . I've found several detecting and love it every time I dig one up .
     
  13. l.cutler

    l.cutler Member

    It is an R2 which is 501-1250 known. Variety really only matters to variety collectors. When there are more collectors looking for a particular variety than there are coins available, that is when the prices really go up. That being said, this is a pretty nice one, and collectors want the nicest of each variety they can get. It all depends on how many people are looking for a particular variety at a given time.
     
  14. SensibleSal66

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  15. AirborneReams

    AirborneReams Active Member

    Very well said! So this is not the 16.3 N variety?
     
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  17. l.cutler

    l.cutler Member

    It is a 16.3-N. R2 is the rarity of this variety, which means there are between 501 and 1250 known of this variety. It really is a nice coin.
     
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  18. AirborneReams

    AirborneReams Active Member

    I feel d
    i feel dumb now lol! Thank you it is very nice on the eyes! Do you think this coin would grade straight even with the wearing of the rim?
     
  19. l.cutler

    l.cutler Member

    No idea, I don't know anything about the process. Most colonial collectors seem to prefer their coins raw. The only Connecticut I had in a slab didn't stay in there too long after I got it!
     
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