GREGORY COLLECTION # 3
1999-S SILVER CONNECTICUT

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Coin Details

Origin/Country: UNITED STATES
Design Description: QUARTER DOLLARS - STATES & TERRITORIES - PROOF
Item Description: 25C 1999 S SILVER CONNECTICUT
Full Grade: NGC PF 69 UC
Owner: MAGREGORY

Set Details

Custom Sets: This coin is not in any custom sets.
Competitive Sets: GREGORY COLLECTION # 3   Score: 123
Research: NGC Coin Explorer NGC Coin Price Guide

Owner Comments:

If not for the famed "Charter Oak", Connecticut - and this country in general - might be a very different place than it is today!

On the night of October 31, 1687, Connecticut's Charter was put to a test. A British representative for King James II, challenged Connecticut's government structure and demanded its surrender. In the middle of the heated discussion, with the Charter on the table between the opposing parties, the candles were mysteriously snuffed out, darkening the room. When visibility was reestablished, the Connecticut Charter had vanished. Heroic Captain Joseph Wadsworth saved the Charter from the hands of the British and concealed it in the safest place he could find - in a majestic white oak. This famous tree, "The Charter Oak," finally fell during a great storm on August 21, 1856.

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