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Mark Stilson
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While I was talking to one of the coin dealers I know he showed me a coin he picked up. He bought a bargain bin box for 80$ and when he was out in his car looking them over one caught his eye. It appears to be a Higley or Granby copper. 1737 or 1739 cut my way through. (Page 46-47 of the 2007 red book.) He is trying to get verifaction/grading. It appears to be in about the same shape as the ones in the book.

 

http://www.coinfacts.com/colonial_coins/hi..._by_variety.htm

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Hmmm... if you two found a second coin of a supposedly unique variety, wow. But, as much as I'd like to believe that, probability weighs against it.

 

Can't wait to hear what everyone else says.

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Beats the well beaten up 1788 Connecticut Cent I scored for 25¢ out of a dealers junk box years ago, he said when I purchased it that it had been in the same box unpicked for over a quarter of a century. I was the first one in the whole time that recognised what it was.

 

I have always liked the Higley coppers, they are neat pieces, but there are convincing electrotypes out there to watch for.

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For someone to attempt a counterfeit for a coin that is considered unique would be impressive. Even more so considering, the original design of that coin is either well worn or difficult to track down.

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