Find of a Lifetime.. 1662 “Oak Tree” two pence
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    Jun 2006
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    Find of a Lifetime.. 1662 “Oak Tree” two pence

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    MIDDLETOWN — A Warwick man searching in Middletown with a metal detector recently found one of the Holy Grails of early American coins: An exceedingly rare specimen minted by the Massachusetts Bay Colony more than 340 years ago.

    The 1662 “Oak Tree” two pence, minted in Boston, predates the birth of the United States by more than a century. It is one of only a handful known to exist and is worth $5,000 or more. But to Bill Ladd, who has been metal detecting for more than 30 years, it’s real value is as a tangible link to America’s early years.

    “For a New Englander, it’s the ultimate coin to find,” he said. “I’ll probably never find another.”

    Estimated value $ 4250 ( from )

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    Feb 2008
    SE Missouri
    garage sale oldie
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    TH'ing, fishing, reading, cooking

    Re: Find of a Lifetime.. 1662 “Oak Tree” two pence

    what a fantastic find! I would love to see it. wonder if he hyperventilated
    dancing in the fire!

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    Aug 2013
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    That gave me goose bumps to read, and see your find! Very cool!

  4. #4
    Mar 2016
    Warwick, RI
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I grew up with his younger brother Jeff, he was on the show dig fellas, he was also on an older show called antique roadshow. He also has alot of his hunts on youtube

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    So fabulous!
    The detector is my stethoscope to the earth, discovering the heartbeat of the past, to breathe new life into artifacts for us and the future.....



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