Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by JCB1983, Feb 22, 2012.
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Here are a couple post-colonial coppers dated 1783 - a Nova Constellatio and a Washington Cent
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This is what I bought:
I expected a very porous piece with little detail.
What I got:
Well, It looks better in the copper. I wish I could capture what I see. But it definitely looks better than in photographs.
This one is one of my favorite old coppers - I bought it raw from Kevin Vinton and it graded AU58BN. I think on any given day it could slide - that pesky cabinet friction... neat design, and the way the coin toned around the devices. Love it!
This is not a coin, but rather a token. The so-called Rhode Island Ship Token struck in brass.
''While there lacks complete agreement about the origin of the Rhode Island pieces as well as their intended purpose, they were seemingly struck either by -- or for -- the Dutch to foment opinion against the American cause. The word VLUGTENDE (fleeing) was effaced on most examples shortly after mintage, likely from fear of reprisal by the British government since the word was positioned directly beneath Admiral Howe's flagship. Vestiges of VLUGTENDE remain visible beneath the ship. The reverse shows American forces retreating from the British fleet in 1778''.
This token was struck in pewter, brass and copper. Examples in pewter are quite scarce, with brass a close second.
Sheldon S-151, 1798/7.
Recent up grade for my British copper and bronze type set.
my oldest copper.
My oldest copper, and one of my favorites.
Posting my old copper..I recently replaced almost 50 copper sprinkler heads all installed in 1957..
Brought back from a corroded state with a bit of treatment. Thanks, VerdiCare and @BadThad.
Just got this one for $9.99 plus $2.49 shipping:
The reverse is readily identifiable as the Sheldon 1796 Rev. S (Breen 1796 Rev. M).
ONE CENT High and leaf pointed under and almost touching the upright of the (M)E.
.The trick is whether the obverse can be identified with the date too corroded for identification. I think so and believe it is the S-101 R5- with wide LIBERTY, particularly at LI. But that could easily be disputed.
Wish I still owned it
Nice S-22 with good surfaces and honest wear. I know why you wish you still had it.
Another episode of collecting old copper on a budget:
I just picked up this tired S-153 with a clip. But I like the terminal die states and this one is presently the most advanced I've seen, even among other die state VII examples with the CUD no longer squared off on the right and additional encroachment toward the Bust. at the left. The only thing a bit concerning is the closeness of the top of the 8 to the drapery. It seems a bit closer than the other S-153s.
The price was $8.52 plus $2.99 Shipping
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