Oldest Coin
Welcome guest, is this your first visit?
Member
Discoveries
 
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 34
  1. #1
    Charter Member
    us
    ~The Cane Field Bandits~

    Oct 2007
    Denham Springs, Louisiana
    XP DEUS, X 35 coil, 11" LF coil, Deteknix headphones with WS4 puck, Fiskars steel D-Handle Transplanting Spade
    1,366
    602 times
    Relic & Coin Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Oldest Coin

    What is the oldest coin you have found metal detecting? What detector were you using? Where did you find it? Please post a picture of it too.
    2019 CaneField Bandits Totals:
    Solid Gold Monogrammed Thimble, c. 1840-50
    Civil War ID Disc
    1826 2 Reales
    Louisiana Pelican Civil War Button
    Eagle Cuff Button
    Eagle "I" Coat Button
    Colonial silver shoe buckle piece
    Boxlock Pistol hammer plate
    1865 2 Cent Piece
    1788, 1819 and one dateless Half Reale
    1848-O and 1854 Half Dimes
    1842-O, 1858, 1876-S and 1888 Seated Dimes
    1898 Hong Kong Dime Silver Coin (Queen Victoria)
    1905-O Barber Dime
    1942 and 1944-D Washington Quarters
    2 Silver "War Nickels"
    Silver "Indian Head" badge
    Maynard Carbine casings (Civil War)
    Louisiana Knights Templar Badge
    Shield Nickels
    V Nackles, Beefalo knuckles and Gaw Gag

    OUR 2018 YEAR-END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/20...nths-late.html
    OUR 2017 YEAR-END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/to...ts-photos.html
    OUR 2016 YEAR-END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/20...ml#post5286759
    OUR 2015 YEAR-END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/to...what-year.html
    OUR 2014 YEAR-END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/to...lots-pics.html
    OUR 2013 YEAR-END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/to...-end-post.html
    OUR 2012 YEAR END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/20...ml#post3120940


    Any relics, coins, or other items appearing in my signatures were found on PRIVATE PROPERTY with total consent and permission from the owners of said property.

  2. #2

    Re: Oldest Coin

    Quote Originally Posted by shanegalang
    What is the oldest coin you have found metal detecting? What detector were you using? Where did you find it? Please post a picture of it too.
    For me, its a 1891 Indian Head, found in a dirt pile from a construction site at an old church in Holyoke, Ma. I did find a 1849 trade token at a park. Hopefully this year I will do a little more colonial site hunting.

  3. #3
    Charter Member
    us
    Chris

    May 2011
    Western Mass.
    Whites M-6 W/ DD6x10 SunRay DX-1 (A real sleeper)
    14,571
    21771 times
    The one everybody else missed.

    Re: Oldest Coin

    shanegalang,Oldest[SO FAR!!!]1723 Hibernia,Whites M-6,long gone Apple Orchard here in town. God Bless Chris
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	008.JPG 
Views:	2135 
Size:	150.5 KB 
ID:	596345   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	007.JPG 
Views:	2003 
Size:	147.0 KB 
ID:	596346  
    EVER WONDER WHERE YOUR THOUGHTS COME FROM?

    ​The Key...http://antidoteforall.com/
    No one can be helped until he understands what he himself has been doing wrong and wants to change.

    For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Ephesians 6:12

    ​My Photos.....https://www.viewbug.com/member/alwayslookin

  4. #4
    us
    Jun 2004
    Cottage Grove, Oregon
    AT Pro, CZ-20, Pro-Pointer
    149
    26 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Oldest Coin


    I'm new to this forum and I'm just getting back to MDing after several years away. Plus, I'm not at all confident of my ability to post images, but I'll try.

    In 2001 I was hunting with friends in Macedonia, in a known Roman-occupied area (yes, like most of the rest of Macedonia). I think I was using a Garrett 2500. We were probably in an area where a small market once stood and we were finding a few small things. Among them was this little bronze coin:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Twins-1.jpg 
Views:	1772 
Size:	43.1 KB 
ID:	596379

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Twins-2.jpg 
Views:	1807 
Size:	45.3 KB 
ID:	596380

    I'm told it is a coin commemorating the 700th year since the founding of Rome, which would put it at around 52-53 BC. You can just barely make out Romulus and Remus suckling the she-wolf on the reverse. Her head is on the left side and she's looking over her left shoulder down at the twins. If it is other than this, maybe one of you Roman coin experts can clear it up for me. That's what I was told at the time.

    6-7 years ago I was detecting with a site archaeologist on his site in the Republic of Georgia. That day I found the only known example of a silver Macedonian denarius depicting Philip of Macedon ever found in Georgia. When I showed it to the archaeologist he said it couldn't be, because they'd never found one before. I told him I had found a similar coin in Macedonia and I was pretty sure that's what it was. Yes, quite a coincidence. When he finally confirmed it, it (and a Roman snake-head hairpin that I also found) became the subject of a presentation at a national conference there. Unfortunately, I don't have any images of them to share and the originals are now in a museum. That was actually the oldest coin I have ever found. I doubt that I will ever have the chance to detect in an ancient land again, but it sure was a lot of fun back then.

    Enjoy. I'm looking forward to participating here.

    Chuck

  5. #5

    Re: Oldest Coin

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck In Oregon

    I'm new to this forum and I'm just getting back to MDing after several years away. Plus, I'm not at all confident of my ability to post images, but I'll try.

    In 2001 I was hunting with friends in Macedonia, in a known Roman-occupied area (yes, like most of the rest of Macedonia). I think I was using a Garrett 2500. We were probably in an area where a small market once stood and we were finding a few small things. Among them was this little bronze coin:





    I'm told it is a coin commemorating the 700th year since the founding of Rome, which would put it at around 52-53 BC. You can just barely make out Romulus and Remus suckling the she-wolf on the reverse. Her head is on the left side and she's looking over her left shoulder down at the twins. If it is other than this, maybe one of you Roman coin experts can clear it up for me. That's what I was told at the time.

    6-7 years ago I was detecting with a site archaeologist on his site in the Republic of Georgia. That day I found the only known example of a silver Macedonian denarius depicting Philip of Macedon ever found in Georgia. When I showed it to the archaeologist he said it couldn't be, because they'd never found one before. I told him I had found a similar coin in Macedonia and I was pretty sure that's what it was. Yes, quite a coincidence. When he finally confirmed it, it (and a Roman snake-head hairpin that I also found) became the subject of a presentation at a national conference there. Unfortunately, I don't have any images of them to share and the originals are now in a museum. That was actually the oldest coin I have ever found. I doubt that I will ever have the chance to detect in an ancient land again, but it sure was a lot of fun back then.

    Enjoy. I'm looking forward to participating here.

    Chuck


    Your coin is a City Commemorative AE Follis, depicting helmeted bust of Roma left , and Romulus & Remus, she wolf suckling twins on the reverse (my favourite roman reverse) the coin though dates to the 4th century AD, not BC.

    SS
    Don't piss down my back, then tell me it's raining.

  6. #6
    us
    Jun 2004
    Cottage Grove, Oregon
    AT Pro, CZ-20, Pro-Pointer
    149
    26 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Oldest Coin


    Wow. THAT was fast.

    Thank you for clearing that up for me. I'm very pleased to have the correct information.

    Chuck


  7. #7

    Re: Oldest Coin

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck In Oregon

    Wow. THAT was fast.

    Thank you for clearing that up for me. I'm very pleased to have the correct information.

    Chuck



    Your welcome, and welcome to Treasure net.

    SS
    Don't piss down my back, then tell me it's raining.

  8. #8
    Charter Member
    us
    ~The Cane Field Bandits~

    Oct 2007
    Denham Springs, Louisiana
    XP DEUS, X 35 coil, 11" LF coil, Deteknix headphones with WS4 puck, Fiskars steel D-Handle Transplanting Spade
    1,366
    602 times
    Relic & Coin Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: Oldest Coin

    Welcome to TN Chuck! and thanks for your contribution, very nice and I doubt anyone will have anything older!
    2019 CaneField Bandits Totals:
    Solid Gold Monogrammed Thimble, c. 1840-50
    Civil War ID Disc
    1826 2 Reales
    Louisiana Pelican Civil War Button
    Eagle Cuff Button
    Eagle "I" Coat Button
    Colonial silver shoe buckle piece
    Boxlock Pistol hammer plate
    1865 2 Cent Piece
    1788, 1819 and one dateless Half Reale
    1848-O and 1854 Half Dimes
    1842-O, 1858, 1876-S and 1888 Seated Dimes
    1898 Hong Kong Dime Silver Coin (Queen Victoria)
    1905-O Barber Dime
    1942 and 1944-D Washington Quarters
    2 Silver "War Nickels"
    Silver "Indian Head" badge
    Maynard Carbine casings (Civil War)
    Louisiana Knights Templar Badge
    Shield Nickels
    V Nackles, Beefalo knuckles and Gaw Gag

    OUR 2018 YEAR-END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/20...nths-late.html
    OUR 2017 YEAR-END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/to...ts-photos.html
    OUR 2016 YEAR-END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/20...ml#post5286759
    OUR 2015 YEAR-END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/to...what-year.html
    OUR 2014 YEAR-END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/to...lots-pics.html
    OUR 2013 YEAR-END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/to...-end-post.html
    OUR 2012 YEAR END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/20...ml#post3120940


    Any relics, coins, or other items appearing in my signatures were found on PRIVATE PROPERTY with total consent and permission from the owners of said property.

  9. #9
    ca
    Jan 2011
    1,226
    1054 times

    Re: Oldest Coin

    Here is another token I am not sure of. If you look close you will see he has a large nose and pointed chin. I have sent a picture of the coin to a dealer to see if it is a new never seen Blacksmith token. The back of the coin is blank unless it is worn out. The blacksmith tokens were made to look like a wore out British coppers, they would throw the tokens in the fire to blacken them to hide all the imperfections of a bad stamping. It could be just an old worn copper but who knows? I think I was using my whittes 5900 at the time, it came from an old tavern site. HH
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_1036.jpg 
Views:	1575 
Size:	69.7 KB 
ID:	596480  

  10. #10

    Re: Oldest Coin

    My oldest coin is a 1563 Elizabeth I sixpence found here in southeast VA at a very early colonial homesite. It was part of a small cache of hammered silver coins. At this same site I also dug several other 1500s sixpences as well as a number of sixpences, shillings and half crowns from 1600-1640. Twenty-six in all I believe. Gonna be hard to get much older than that here in the US.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	hammered69.jpg 
Views:	1873 
Size:	175.4 KB 
ID:	596593  
    MY BOOK HAS SOLD OUT OF ALL 1200+ COPIES IN LESS THAN 4 MONTHS. NO 2ND PRINTING IS ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME. THANKS TO ALL WHO MADE THIS PROJECT A SUCCESS.


  11. #11

    Re: Oldest Coin

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D. (VA)
    My oldest coin is a 1563 Elizabeth I sixpence found here in southeast VA at a very early colonial homesite. It was part of a small cache of hammered silver coins. At this same site I also dug several other 1500s sixpences as well as a number of sixpences, shillings and half crowns from 1600-1640. Twenty-six in all I believe. Gonna be hard to get much older than that here in the US.


    Bill I never get sick of seeing that picture

    SS
    Don't piss down my back, then tell me it's raining.

  12. #12
    us
    Jun 2004
    Cottage Grove, Oregon
    AT Pro, CZ-20, Pro-Pointer
    149
    26 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Oldest Coin

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D. (VA)
    My oldest coin is a 1563 Elizabeth I sixpence found here in southeast VA at a very early colonial homesite. It was part of a small cache of hammered silver coins. At this same site I also dug several other 1500s sixpences as well as a number of sixpences, shillings and half crowns from 1600-1640. Twenty-six in all I believe. Gonna be hard to get much older than that here in the US.
    What a spectacular find. They are probably 300 years older than the oldest coins to be found here in Oregon. Well done.

    Chuck


  13. #13

    Jun 2007
    MA NH seacoast
    what ever works
    823
    65 times

    Re: Oldest Coin

    I found my oldest this year, 1723 King George [Very worn]at a old church site. bottom pic
    A 1730 KG in a corn field.Oldest US silver 1842 seated dime. Oldest silver 1806 1/2 reale
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	scan0016.jpg 
Views:	1757 
Size:	140.9 KB 
ID:	596936  

  14. #14
    us
    Nov 2011
    Vermont
    E-trac/ACE 250
    120
    16 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Oldest Coin

    Mine is a 1891 O morgan found with my ace 250 back in late summer


  15. #15
    us
    Jul 2006
    Western PA
    Minelab Explorer SE With a plethora of coils
    2,212
    1327 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: Oldest Coin

    Mine is a 1783 1/2 reale found my first day out with my 5" coil. was 7 or 8 inches deep in a bed of nails.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	spanish silver 003.JPG 
Views:	1499 
Size:	154.3 KB 
ID:	60283   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	spanish silver 001.JPG 
Views:	1537 
Size:	149.7 KB 
ID:	60284   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	spanish silver 003.JPG 
Views:	1440 
Size:	154.3 KB 
ID:	598269   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	spanish silver 001.JPG 
Views:	1421 
Size:	149.7 KB 
ID:	598270  
    Seek and Ye shall find, (not necessarily what You were looking for)

 

 
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

1796 spanish silver coin
,
blacksmith
,
hammered coins of spain
,
kgc treasure found
,

oldest coin

,
oldest coin in the philippines
,

oldest coins

,
oldest penny
,
prague groschen
,
what is the oldest coin ever found
Click on a term to search for related topics.
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.3.0