Just completed a post-Colonial state copper set. Please post yours as well!

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by KSorbo, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. KSorbo

    KSorbo Well-Known Member

    Although I tend to be very ADHD in my collecting habits, tonight I just completed what I would consider to be my first full set. After receiving the Vermont in the mail today, I now have examples from all 5 states (Vermont, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut) that issued coppers during the post-Colonial period, plus a Fugio to tie them all together. (On a side note, Vermont did not become a state until 1791, and the Nova Eboracs were not actually authorized by New York. But the set still makes sense.)

    Even though there are only 6 coins in my set, putting it together took a lot of patience. Despite having a low budget, I limited my purchases to certified problem free examples that have major details visible and at least some degree of eye appeal. As a result, for roughly the same amount of money I could have spent on a common date Saint Gaudens or a mint state 1909 S-VDB, I now have a set containing one R5 variety (the Connecticut) and two R3's (the Vermont and Nova Eborac).

    I definitely want to expand my set, and with Colonials there are a lot of options. A Virginia Halfpenny is high on my list even though it is from a different time period. Private issues like the Nova Constellatio's are interesting, and I wouldn't mind getting my hands on a Vermont landscape copper if I had the money.

    Please post your Colonials!

    Collection.jpg Connecticut Obverse.jpg Connecticut Reverse.jpg Massachusetts Obverse (2).jpg Massachusetts Reverse.jpg New Jersey Obverse.jpg New Jersey Reverse.jpg Nova Eborac Obverse.jpeg Nova Eborac Reverse.jpeg
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  3. KSorbo

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  4. JPeace$

    JPeace$ Coinaholic

    Congratulations! Very impressive set.
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  5. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    Cool set.
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    TONYBRONX Well-Known Member

    Very impressive
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  7. NSP

    NSP Well-Known Member

    That’s a very well matched set! Thank you for sharing with us.
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  8. l.cutler

    l.cutler Member

    Nice, and much more interesting than a 1909 s vdb or St. Gaudens!
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  9. Ericred

    Ericred Active Member

    Very nice set
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  10. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    I have this one.
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  11. Milesofwho

    Milesofwho Omnivorous collector

    I would love to do something similar to this!
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  12. KSorbo

    KSorbo Well-Known Member

    All of my coins were purchased on EBay or Heritage within about a 3 year timeframe, with all but one in a pure auction format. Just keep your eyes out and you may be surprised at what you can find.
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  13. juris klavins

    juris klavins Well-Known Member

    I obviously love the old Nova Caesarea (NJ) coin :rolleyes:
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  14. KSorbo

    KSorbo Well-Known Member

    I like your avatar coin even better :)
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