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  1. #1

    Aug 2004
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    Lots of Old Silvers

    Last night I headed over to Earthworks' house on a mission, to photo all my silvers found over the years. Thanks to some painstaking work by the Earthman, here's the outcome. I didn't count them, but it's photo after photo of oldies, and I could remember where I found most of the best ones, as I'm sure everyone remembers. There are four Barber halves, a half Reale, 3 cent piece, and tons of others. I also included two of my favorite coppers, a CT Copper no date and a really nice 1766 KG with "Alfred Hitchcock" on the front. All coins were found over several years in New York and with my trusty and now duct taped together Radio Shack (Bounty Hunter) detector. Brought back some great memories to put all this together. Thanks for checking it out. Bergie (It wouldn't let me post all photos, so keep scrolling down for more.)
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  3. #2

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  4. #3

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  5. #4
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    us
    Jan 2006
    SE Louisiana
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    Re: Lots of Old Silvers

    All I can say is W W. I'm just drooling all over my keyboard looking at those remarkable finds. CONGRATS

    RR





  6. #5

    Mar 2005
    Minelab Explorer SE/Garrett GTI 2500/ Ace 250
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    Re: Lots of Old Silvers

    that is one sweet collection! with the leaves starting to come off of the trees i would imagine its going to get even bigger and better in the near future! i love looking at stuff like this, thanks for posting it.
    GTI 2500/ACE 250

  7. #6

    Jul 2005
    King William III Copper (1695-1703) Mid-Hudson Valley, NY
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    Re: Lots of Old Silvers

    NICE set of pics.....it's amazing what you were able to find in that cluttered, messy car trunk of yours (after all the good digging of course!)

    AND ... I gave Earthworks ONE (1) measly Merc a WEEK ago ... and haven't see it since...let alone a cleaned picture of it!!! HEY .... I'd better re-look at your pics right now!!

    OFF to a virgin 1770 home/yard in hours!!!! yippeeeee!

  8. #7

    Jul 2005
    King William III Copper (1695-1703) Mid-Hudson Valley, NY
    Minelab Explorer II
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    Re: Lots of Old Silvers

    No Berg-meister .... hopefully it's a "virgin site" ... NOT a house full of virgins ... but of course...if it turns out that way .... I'll call ya for back-up!

  9. #8
    us
    Oct 2008
    New Jersey
    Whites DFX w/ Sunray pinpointer
    513

    Re: Lots of Old Silvers

    Great finds! I just retired my Radio-Shack detector.
    Finally in the 1700s

  10. #9
    us
    Feb 2008
    Cleveland,TN
    Fisher F2,Tesoro Cortes
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    Re: Lots of Old Silvers

    Thats a lot of coins!! I also think there awesome an cool rings! Those rings are my most fav. pic. , too!

    HH,Shiloh

  11. #10

    Mar 2005
    Minelab Explorer SE/Garrett GTI 2500/ Ace 250
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    Re: Lots of Old Silvers

    hey Phil, question for you. what is that copper looking coin in the 5th picture down right over the 1908 Barber dime?
    GTI 2500/ACE 250

  12. #11

    Aug 2004
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    Re: Lots of Old Silvers



    Dude,

    That's a Merc (what is left of one), believe it or not. It's beat to hell. I found it along a cliff by the Hudson River in rocks that had ground it up.

  13. #12

    Apr 2006
    Middletown, NY
    AT Pro & Ace 250
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    Re: Lots of Old Silvers

    Berg,


    That is a fantastic collection of silver and other items! I only hope I can get to that level...hell you know me, I would be just happy with one colonial copper.

    Congrats on the excellent coinage and that machine of yours is still going strong!

    Funkman

  14. #13

    Mar 2008
    Chicago IL
    Minelab_Excal_II Minelab_Explorer_SE_Pro w/ SunRay pinpointer & Garrett_Ace250
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    Re: Lots of Old Silvers

    That sure is a sweet sight!!! Congrats!!!
    Come check out my MD'ing videos:
    http://youtube.com/user/TreasureFiend

  15. #14
    us
    Apr 2006
    Bellevue, WA
    Minelab Explorer SE, Tesoro TigerShark
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    Re: Lots of Old Silvers

    nice job on the old silver and the silver rings!
    Anyone can make life interesting you just have to go out there and do things instead of sitting on your butt doing nothing. Second quote: Life is about trying new things not just standing around.

  16. #15
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    LETS GO HUNTING

    Nov 2008
    Denver , Colorado
    White's DFX , Ace 150 , Prizm 2
    1,651

    Re: Lots of Old Silvers

    You have out done yourself , super looking photo's .....WTG on ur finds...
    THIS HOBBY ROCKS , LETS GO ....

  17. #16
    seger98

    Re: Lots of Old Silvers

    Two thumbs up!

  18. #17
    us
    Sep 2007
    Ring Of Fire
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    Re: Lots of Old Silvers

    Beautiful collection Bergie

  19. #18
    us
    Jul 2007
    Portland, Michigan
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    Re: Lots of Old Silvers

    Those are some excellent finds! Congrats!

  20. #19
    us
    Dec 2006
    Southern Illinois
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    Re: Lots of Old Silvers

    WTG that is one great collection you have there.
    I don't suffer from insanity. I enjoy every minute of it.

  21. #20
    On extended Holiday.

    Dec 2008
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    Re: Lots of Old Silvers

    Wow! A great set of pics, great finds

 

 
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