A Colonial Find at...the Mall?
So me, the wife, & chill'uns head to the local mall yesterday 'cause our youngest has 6 bucks burning a hole in his pocket. These trips usually free me up to wander the lame-o hobby & collectibles shop down on the first floor. In amongst the usual over graded and over priced state quarters, transportation tokens, etc. is a corroded piece of copper. The holder simply says "post colonial" with a price of $40. A quick look shows it to be a ground find Connecticut with surprisingly full detail on the obverse and a rough central reverse.
I could tell there was enough peripheral detail for an attribution so I figured what the heck.
Fast forward to the kitchen table and Bowers' Encyclopedia of Colonial and Early American Coins. After about an hour and the assistance of my 23 year old son (who didn't inherit my lousy eyesight), a Miller 19-g.4. An R3! Not bad for a couple of twenties.
I think I'll head back to that shop next weekend.
Great find! I wish our mall had more than just clothing stores in it.
Fantastic find. Those always make my day. I hope you didn't have to borrow your son's $6 to buy it.
It's always nice to find a colonial where you don't expect to, and even nicer to be able to attribute it! Hope you find more!
Love making finds off the beaten path!
Stopped back at the shop yesterday. Nothing new except for an Inverness halfpenny with virtually no central obverse but a VG reverse. Don't know enough about them to make an informed decision so I passed this time. Keeping an eye out though!
If I can ever get a decent photo of the Connecticut I'll post it here. Thanks for the comments!