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Thread: Higley Copper Possibly?

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    Elite Member milco's Avatar
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    Milwaukee WI
    Perfect timing for deer hunting season! Congrats on what I assume is a crazy sick find! I have never heard of such a coin until this thread. When I googled it, WOW!! Hope we can see some nice clear, clean pics on that thing! Congrats!!
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  2. #22
    Congrats Scott, I thought it was just a piece of jewelry when I first saw it. Amazing how rare they are!

  3. #23
    Certainly looks like a Higley. A valuable piece even in this condition with a hole. One of the foremost experts on Higleys is Dan Freidus. He's out at the U of Mich. If you can send me better pics, I'll forward them on to him for his opinion. Even though it has a hole and is encrusted, if you could get the weight in grains it would help. If you know someone who reloads the grain scale for that is great and accurate.
    Don Mituzas
    Former contributor for Colonials to the Guide Book of United States Coins (1995-2003).
    Founding member and first treasurer C4 - Colonial Coin Collectors Club

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    Northern Rhode Island
    Thanks Don for your help I sent you a private message.
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    Veteran Member Bell-Two's Avatar
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    Man a Higley Copper that is a significant find....WOW
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    The reason a Higley would be so far from Simsbury is because they were made of such pure copper the goldsmiths like to use them to alloy gold.

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    Elite Member giant056's Avatar
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    Kalamazoo Michigan
    Awesome find for sure


  9. #29
    WOW !! The HOLY GRAIL of Coppers !!! Nice find. Does anyone know how much the hole and the Condition will effect the Value of the Coin ? By the way, I haven't been on in a long time and I Love the New changes to the site !
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  10. #30
    Super nice congrats
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    Best finds GW Button and John Adams Cufflink.
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