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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D. (VA) View Post
    I've been working on some of the hundreds of pics that'll be going in my colonial artifact book that I've been working on for the last year, and finally pulled out all my silver from the numerous displays for a group shot. Can't believe I'm approaching the 200 mark, with half of those coming in the last 5-6 years. This is a large file so you can click on it a couple of times to zoom in to see better details for the individual coins. And my slabbed Lord Baltimore sixpence is not included in this pic. Enjoy!
    so when can i go hunting with you?
    silver coins to date=185, large coppers= 36, best coin 1836 capped bust quarter in au condition. best button= nc button only a few exist, favorite= 1733 spanish cob, 3 early 1700s cut spanish silver, 1794 colonial Italian silver, 1757 half real

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    Impressive, to say the least!!

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    Do any of the cobs match together?...

    Thanks for the group pic...
    Oh, and your vanity plate is spot on!
    I invite you to visit my profile, look what I've found!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigWaveDave View Post
    Do any of the cobs match together?...

    Thanks for the group pic...
    Oh, and your vanity plate is spot on!
    Sorry, but not sure what you mean by cobs "matching together"??
    TOTAL COLONIAL SILVER COINS DUG: 194
    - Hammered silver coins (pre-1645 not including cobs): 22
    - Hammered silver coins from the 1500s: 8 (all sixpences)
    - Spanish cobs: 22
    - Cut silver pieces: 88
    - Other whole colonial silver coins: 59
    - Colonial silver counterfeits: 3
    OLDEST COLONIAL SILVER COIN DUG: 1563 Elizabeth I sixpence
    MOST RARE AND VALUABLE COLONIAL SILVER COIN DUG: 1659 Lord Baltimore sixpence

    NOTABLE COLONIAL COPPER COINS/JETTONS/TOKENS DUG:
    - Early 1600s jettons (3 dug)
    - 1600s Half penny trade token
    - 1650-75 Edward Jarvis "The George" tavern penny token (London)
    - 1670 Bristol merchant's farthing token
    - 1675 Charles II farthing
    - 1677-79 Charles II bawbee sixpence
    - 1694 W&M halfpenny (2 dug)
    - 1795 Liberty cap cent (graded EF)
    - 1797, 1798 & 1803 Draped bust LCs
    - 1811 Half cent (rare date - graded EF)
    - 1700s KG coppers (20-25 dug)
    - 1773 Va halfpennies (42-45 dug)
    - 1786 German 1 pfennig
    - 1700s French copper
    - Numerous 1700s undated or slicks

    ** All of these coins were dug at numerous colonial sites in southeast Virginia after securing property owner permission.

    BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT:

    I am anticipating that my new book entitled "DISCOVERING VIRGINIA'S COLONIAL ARTIFACTS - A Comprehensive Guide to Recovery, Identification and Preservation" will be available sometime during Fall 2017. This hardcover volume, nearly 400 pages in length, will double as both a "how-to" manual as well as a colonial artifact "encyclopedia" to help ID and date your finds. This publication will be a valuable resource not just for the colonial enthusiast, but for all metal detecting hobbyists as it covers topics such as research, permission, how to read and search sites, trash pits, artifact cleaning, preservation, documentation and display, ethics, and many more. It will also contain nearly 1000 color photos of 16th, 17th and 18th century artifacts I have personally recovered over the last 20+ years along with many quality post-colonial finds that randomly turn up at early sites. Updates will be provided as we get closer to the projected release date. (Last updated 6-15-17)

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    Most impressive collection. You got me beat. That is an awesome photo of some beautiful pieces.

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    One of these things is not like the others LOL that 8r in the middle is absolutely stunning. Seems to me that you are digging way too much colonial silver you really should let some in the ground for future Generations LOL
    Seek and Ye shall find, (not necessarily what You were looking for)

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    Quote Originally Posted by relic lover View Post
    One of these things is not like the others LOL that 8r in the middle is absolutely stunning. Seems to me that you are digging way too much colonial silver you really should let some in the ground for future Generations LOL
    Look at that 8R, it's so pristine looking it looks like it was just bought off EBay. I'm gonna have to do some investigating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D. (VA) View Post
    I've been working on some of the hundreds of pics that'll be going in my colonial artifact book that I've been working on for the last year, and finally pulled out all my silver from the numerous displays for a group shot. Can't believe I'm approaching the 200 mark, with half of those coming in the last 5-6 years. This is a large file so you can click on it a couple of times to zoom in to see better details for the individual coins. And my slabbed Lord Baltimore sixpence is not included in this pic. Enjoy!
    Being in the Western U.S. I'd kill for any one of those! Great batch of colone! (Diggers)

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    Bill I'll be honest...that may be the most beautiful picture that I have ever seen. I am just blown away by so many pieces of early silver. WELL DONE
    God and country.

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    Lots of old silver there Bill. Really is amazing to see all spread out like that.
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    Man that's a lot of silver.
    California Kid The Finder and Keeper of treasures. The dirt pirate. Keep a look out for my upcoming metal detecting series The California Dirt Pirates. I just became the proud owner of a bunch of detectors and equipment so I will be making a lot of videos testing out each one of these detectors.

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    Mind boggling success. Sadly I don't have a single English silver (not even a milled) in my entire collection. I understand the hammered will be tough in my area but a William III ought to pop up here eventually. I have seen them found around me on our local hunts. Anyway, I must be getting close to 100 colonial silvers. All but one is Spanish. If we count forgeries, than 2 as I have a counterfeit 1/3 cut Dutch rider.

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    I just found a holed Charles II half real cob the other day. I was again admiring your collection and noticed you did not have any holed cobs. In fact only a few of your earlier pieces are holed. This tells me that holing coins was probably not as common early on. Mine has some wear so maybe it was holed well into the 18th century
    Last edited by toasted; Jun 18, 2017 at 07:57 PM.
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    WOW! That is so awesome! Congratulations! Congrats again on the cut Noe-11 too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by toasted View Post
    I just found a holed Charles II half real cob the other day. I was again admiring your collection and noticed you did not have any holed cobs. In fact only a few of your earlier pieces are holed. This tells me that holing coins was probably not as common early on. Mine has some wear so maybe it was holed well into the 18th century
    Actually, one of my cobs is holed - a 1685 pillar and waves 1 reale. I don't think the hole shows up very well in the above photo, but here's another pic where it does.

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    Last edited by Bill D. (VA); Jun 19, 2017 at 07:45 PM.
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    TOTAL COLONIAL SILVER COINS DUG: 194
    - Hammered silver coins (pre-1645 not including cobs): 22
    - Hammered silver coins from the 1500s: 8 (all sixpences)
    - Spanish cobs: 22
    - Cut silver pieces: 88
    - Other whole colonial silver coins: 59
    - Colonial silver counterfeits: 3
    OLDEST COLONIAL SILVER COIN DUG: 1563 Elizabeth I sixpence
    MOST RARE AND VALUABLE COLONIAL SILVER COIN DUG: 1659 Lord Baltimore sixpence

    NOTABLE COLONIAL COPPER COINS/JETTONS/TOKENS DUG:
    - Early 1600s jettons (3 dug)
    - 1600s Half penny trade token
    - 1650-75 Edward Jarvis "The George" tavern penny token (London)
    - 1670 Bristol merchant's farthing token
    - 1675 Charles II farthing
    - 1677-79 Charles II bawbee sixpence
    - 1694 W&M halfpenny (2 dug)
    - 1795 Liberty cap cent (graded EF)
    - 1797, 1798 & 1803 Draped bust LCs
    - 1811 Half cent (rare date - graded EF)
    - 1700s KG coppers (20-25 dug)
    - 1773 Va halfpennies (42-45 dug)
    - 1786 German 1 pfennig
    - 1700s French copper
    - Numerous 1700s undated or slicks

    ** All of these coins were dug at numerous colonial sites in southeast Virginia after securing property owner permission.

    BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT:

    I am anticipating that my new book entitled "DISCOVERING VIRGINIA'S COLONIAL ARTIFACTS - A Comprehensive Guide to Recovery, Identification and Preservation" will be available sometime during Fall 2017. This hardcover volume, nearly 400 pages in length, will double as both a "how-to" manual as well as a colonial artifact "encyclopedia" to help ID and date your finds. This publication will be a valuable resource not just for the colonial enthusiast, but for all metal detecting hobbyists as it covers topics such as research, permission, how to read and search sites, trash pits, artifact cleaning, preservation, documentation and display, ethics, and many more. It will also contain nearly 1000 color photos of 16th, 17th and 18th century artifacts I have personally recovered over the last 20+ years along with many quality post-colonial finds that randomly turn up at early sites. Updates will be provided as we get closer to the projected release date. (Last updated 6-15-17)

 

 
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