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    Unknown copper

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Size:  102.1 KBI found this copper in March at the same cellar hole as my gold coin. It is ovular shaped, and bigger than a large cent. It has a mans bust facing right and the reverse shows some letters but I can't make it out. Anyone have a clue. (Oh and if the photos are upside down I'm sorry)
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    its going to be tough to tell with those photos as i can barely see the draped bust its next to. the best way to show off any detail on a coin is to set a light source off to the side of the coin so the light cast across the surface so the high spots cast shadows and gives the coin more contrast of detail.
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    Photos are sideswauhs
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    Ok thanks, I'll find some better photos
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    Yes Jim, please get it under the right angle of sunlight. A little of angle can make a lot of difference.
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    Better photos of unknown copper

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    Oldest coin(s): 1600's Spanish copper maravedis Oldest American Coin: 1797 Large Cent. Oldest silver: 178? Spanish 1/2 Reale
    Best Relic(s): Pre Civil War US Revenue Service Button, GW Button, Best Find(s): 1790 King George III Gold Guinea/ "Long Live the King" Button

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