I’m going to post several times so I don’t get them mixed up. Can the colonial collectors tell me if they are common or hard to come by
Low grade colonials are generally pretty easy to find. But there's always a market.
The first New Jersey you posted is a 56-n, the second is a 43-d both very common varieties. The 56-n is an interesting variety though as it was a contemporary counterfeit and is almost always struck over other coins. It would be worth looking it over very closely to see if you can see an undertype. The Connecticuts are quite a bit more difficult to ID, I can give it a shot when I have time if someone doesn't beat me to it. Do you or do you plan to collect state coinages? These coins are a good start to a collection.
Thanks for the info. I got these in a trade in the early 70’s from a trade with a collector from the “Restrike” publication. Never got into collecting them even though I found them a fascinating piece of history.
The Connecticut is a 33.32-Z.13 which is a very common variety. Connecticuts can be a little trickier than New Jerseys to ID, the differences can be very minor, and there are 50 different obverse 33 varieties alone! I can definitely see traces of an undertype on the 56-n, definitely the best coin of the three.