Coin and Paper Money Collecting/Connecticut Copper

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I discovered a Connecticut Copper (Auctori Connec) dated 1777. There  is  no American coinage under that dating. What is its woth?

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Edwin,

The first Connecticut Coppers were minted in 1785.  So unfortunately, if you have an Auctori Connec coin dated 1777, it's not real -- it's somebody's fantasy piece.  As such, its only value would be as a novelty item -- a couple dollars at most.

Wish I had better news for you,

Dan

If you truly believe it to be genuine, send it in to PCGS or NGC and get it certified.

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My strong familiarity with all U.S. Mint coins, extensive reference library, and close relationships with many other dealers allows me to identify just about any coin made in the USA. I receive regular updates to all the current price guides -- both wholesale & retail -- to provide accurate values. So, with a good description or pictures, I should be able to identify and value any U.S. coin you have.

Experience

I've been a coin dealer since the 1980's and a coin collector since the 1960's. I specialize in U.S. Silver Coins and have an active online website -- The Working Man's Rare Coins -- http://www.workingmancoins.com -- offering information and inventory in U.S. coins.

Organizations I belong to :
American Numismatic Association Member #187770
Michigan State Numismatic Society Member #8255
Florida United Numismatics Member #19710
Monroe Coin Club Treasurer
Lincoln Coin Club Board Member
WINS Member #14
CoinMasters Member #1814

Frequently Asked Questions :
I have created a Frequently Asked Questions page on my website, where you may be able to get an immediate answer to your question. You can find the page here :
http://www.workingmancoins.com/FAQ/index.htm



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BBA from Adrian College

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