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    It's amazing how much cut pieces were used there, and in some places like here, not at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahab8 View Post
    Bill you're an inspiration my friend. Your colonial totals are incredible and to have that one INCREDIBLE early silver coin find just makes it a Banner year for sure. Still amazes me that all my silvers are whole and 88% of yours are cut. Guess it's just a matter of our locations? I'm excited to share the hunts in 2015 my friend. Hope it's a monster for both of us

    Didn't see your reply until my post was up, but that's exactly what it is... just different locations and what circulated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Patch View Post
    Didn't see your reply until my post was up, but that's exactly what it is... just different locations and what circulated.
    Well I'm not complaining about it. But it'd be cool to have a few cut pieces in the collection. Have you found many IP?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahab8 View Post
    Well I'm not complaining about it. But it'd be cool to have a few cut pieces in the collection. Have you found many IP?
    Spanish silver yes, cut pieces nothing, but not a surprise as I would guess things were very different. In the early days silver was hard to keep here so it was probably just the opposite problem, a lack of bigger coins and not a problem with smaller change. It is funny how at least one or two didn't make its way here to get under our coil because we have certainly dug things that are much more obscure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Patch View Post
    Spanish silver yes, cut pieces nothing, but not a surprise as I would guess things were very different. In the early days silver was hard to keep here so it was probably just the opposite problem, a lack of bigger coins and not a problem with smaller change. It is funny how at least one or two didn't make its way here to get under our coil because we have certainly dug things that are much more obscure.
    You guys up north had so many coppers you didn't need to cut your silver to make change ... lol! I think that due to all the waterways we have in here in Tidewater Va, and the resultant commerce due to the tobacco-based economy, there was just a great amount of money changing hands which required the smaller denominations that cut coins provide. Out of the 175 colonial silvers I've dug, over 80 are cut pieces. And over the last 3 years they make up over 3/4s of my finds. And even my only tree coin is cut. I'm certainly not complaining, but it would be nice to dig a whole coin once in a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Patch View Post
    It's amazing how much cut pieces were used there, and in some places like here, not at all.
    We have dug only two cut coins here, out of 57 reales. Both were quarter cut 8's.


    Bill, that is a fantastic photo. The Lord Baltimore is certainly a find of a lifetime. Unbelievable coin there, my friend. Congratulations again,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D. (VA) View Post
    Well, a silver half will read very high on the scale, and a dime a little lower. A small cut piece will read even lower, and will be less than where a zinc penny will chime in. On my F75 most 90 deg cut 1/2 reales or 1 reales with read in the upper 50s. That same logic applies to all metals - the larger the target the higher the reading.
    I kind of expected that but wasn't sure if the target would be around the same vdi, just smaller, shorter hit. Or if the vdi would go down as well.

    I did find a half of a war nickel one time. The signal was a bit strange yet it still resembled a war nickel hit.

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    I was going to wise crack ya like Abe, he like me, probably didn't dig the lower number that would have been the cut piece. My day will come, just have not found that spot yet.

    Congrats on great year of colonial silver!
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    Great year you had, those cobs and the Lord Baltimore sixpence are absolutely incredible that goes without saying!

    Hope you have continued success this year!

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    Very nice Bill you had a great year

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    what a beautiful display Bill! congrats on a great year!
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    Looking at your yearly take Bill it really tells a story of how much commerce that was happing in the area to get all those cut pieces compared to the whole coinage.

    Congrats on the great success for the 2014 and the star find of the year in the middle, if you come close in the 2015 season it'll still be a dream for most that view your post totals.

 

 
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