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  1. #1
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    1789 Colonial Rum Slave Trade Caribbean Black Dog Coin

    Hit two beaches today, one was oceanfront and the other was back at the rocks.
    Pickings were slow, but I did find my oldest and best coin ever, so I had a great day today.
    Read this, my buddy sharkhunter bob found it for me while I was searching google. This is it.
    1789 Colonial Rum Slave Trade Caribbean Black Dog Coin
    Description:
    1789 A French Colonial Coin used in the Triangle Rum / Slave / 13 Colonies Trade. New England sea merchants brought slaves from Africa to work on the Caribbean sugarcane plantations.
    Molasses was then shipped to the 13 Colonies and made into rum. The first US Colonial rum distillery was in Staten Island, New York in 1664. Three years later, Boston set up their own distilleries.
    Rum manufacturing was the NUMBER ONE industry in Colonial New England for years. Rhode Island rum was at one time accept as currency in Europe along with Gold!
    Some historians speculate that the Sugar Act of 1763, passed by England to tax colonial molasses, was the beginning of Colonial rules or laws that led to Rebellion, the War for American Independence.
    This coin was minted at the Paris Mint, thus the A mintmark. These coins were struck over previously issued French Sou Marques, also wafer thin.
    Both the Sou Maruqe coin and the Cayenne 2 Sous coins were struck in billon silver, which is about 22% silver and the rest copper. Over 99% of the Cayenne 2 Sous you see today only show copper, with the small silver content worn off over the last 200+ years.
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  2. #2
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    Jul 2010
    Gulf Coast Florida
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    Re: 1789 Colonial Rum Slave Trade Caribbean Black Dog Coin

    Now THAT is a sweet find - WTG!!
    He who digs the most trash finds the most treasure! | Tesoro Sand Shark Fan Page

  3. #3
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    Nov 2008
    PA
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    Re: 1789 Colonial Rum Slave Trade Caribbean Black Dog Coin

    Nice one Max. Goes to show you never can be sure what the hell will end up in your scoop.
    Swinging a detector on a beach is about as good as it gets

  4. #4
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    TerrySoloman.com

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    Re: 1789 Colonial Rum Slave Trade Caribbean Black Dog Coin

    What a heart pumper!!!!! Congratulations Max!!!!

  5. #5
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    Sep 2009
    South Eastern Ontario
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    Re: 1789 Colonial Rum Slave Trade Caribbean Black Dog Coin

    Congrats Max on a great find.

    Sure beats my best find by 44 years.

    Ralph

  6. #6
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    Re: 1789 Colonial Rum Slave Trade Caribbean Black Dog Coin

    Nice find Max, and the Kewl is you got it on Video!! That would be a beach I'd be checking out after some good wave action, just might be a good old bottle of rum after the next storm!....thanks for sharing..............

  7. #7
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    kinda of a coin update

    heading over to coin shop now

    if coin is copper it might just be one of these:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/1789-French-...item5d315108db

    if silver, might be slave coin
    advise soon
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  8. #8
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    the real deal from the coin shop guru

    1789 (A) French Guiana (Colony of Cayenne) 2 Sous coin

    Mint Year: 1789
    Denomination: 2 Sous
    Country: French Guiana (Colony of Cayenne)
    Diameter: 22 mm
    Material: Bronze

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  9. #9
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    Re: 1789 Colonial Rum Slave Trade Caribbean Black Dog Coin

    Kewl, I would mark this location...........any ship wrecks in the area? or other history? or even dredging........

  10. #10
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    O B N

    dredging.......as in beach replenishment earlier 2000's.........shear blind luck..........
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  11. #11

    Nov 2005
    Connecticut and SW Florida
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    Re: 1789 Colonial Rum Slave Trade Caribbean Black Dog Coin

    I am really liking that ticket......real cool find. You need to visit that beach more often, one never knows what is lurking in those sands.
    Beach hunting team - Bobbie and the J-man - plunder the Connecticut coastline and SW Florida beaches

  12. #12
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    Aug 2011
    Southwest Florida
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    Re: 1789 Colonial Rum Slave Trade Caribbean Black Dog Coin

    You have got to wonder where that sand was dug from ,great find Max.

    Jonnie

  13. #13
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    Apr 2008
    Springfield, Oregon
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    Re: 1789 Colonial Rum Slave Trade Caribbean Black Dog Coin

    Excellent finds Max and a great video....
    Congrats on the "oldies" Gold Nuggets
    It's amazing just how much treasure people loose and we manage to find.

 

 

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