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    Group pic of my colonial silver coins - almost 200 of them!!

    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!
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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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    us
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    man thats a load of silver!
    1781 Half reale, Spanish cob, 1802 1 Real
    1740 King George,Vermont state copper 178?
    1853 Trime
    1851 Large cent,1840 large cent
    6lb canon ball
    3 x N.C sunburst, Confederate block I coat,block I cuff
    S.C button
    Regiment Artillerists button 1811-1813
    Union Naval shell fuse
    Eagle I button,Eagle over canon button 1812
    Colonial cuff links intact
    1860 Indian Head fatty, 1859 fatty indian head
    1743 King George
    1861 Indian Head fatty
    1869 V nickel
    1902 Barber quarter, 1939 Walking half Dollar
    XP deus CTX 30/30
    May God bless you.

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    us
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    Wow. I especially love the English silvers, they are rare over in this hemisphere! Huge congrats
    without history, there would be no future

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    us
    Oct 2014
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    Cut Silver fits you well. Nice photo !!

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    How much you asking?
    Tell me and I'll forget. Show me, and I may not remember. Involve me, and I'll understand. - Tribe Unknown. Those that lie down with dogs, get up with fleas. - Blackfoot

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    us
    Bob

    Jun 2014
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    That's one nice pile of silver...
    "'It Don't Mean a THING if You Ain't Got That Swing......"

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    Coin Rescue Tech

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    Dang... Bill leave some for me. Seriously though that's an awesome bunch of silvers. Kudos to you.
    Rescuing Coins 1 Beep at a time

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    Massachusetts
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    Fantastic display of colonial silver!

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    Yacolt WA
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    Wow!

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    Detect smarter, not harder.

    Mar 2014
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    All that English Silver without touching English soil is amazing Bill. Having seen your displays you must have spent a lot of time digging through cases and disrupting everything. But, dang that picture was worth it! I wish you continued success both hunting and with your book buddy.

    Steve


    "Take the detecta-drama elsewhere - I'm just here to dig!"


    Running totals:

    Hammered Silvers - 2
    Hammered Coppers - 1
    Milled Spanish Silver - 12
    Colonial State Coppers - 7
    United States Cent/Half cent Coppers - 107
    British & Other colonial Coppers - 90
    Slick coppers - too painful to talk about
    Silver Coins - 800-900

    Favourite Finds:
    1665 1-reale Spanish Cob
    Revolutionary War stirrup
    1812 2nd Regiment Artillarists pewter button
    1695 Willam 3rd Halfpenny in excellent condition
    G.W. Inagural Buttons - 6 Point Estoile cuff variety
    Love token etched on 1859 seated Dime
    1852 Trimmy trimmy trime
    1831 Louis Phillippe 1st - 5 Franc
    1783 Nova Constelatio, Crosby-3C
    1749 King George II Farthing (mint fresh)





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    us
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    Pittsburgh, PA
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    That's quite a collection Bill. Have you caught up to Stan yet?

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but it looks like you have very few of the Pillar style Spanish milled coins.

    I just re-read this article the other day (actually I had never read the whole thing). I found it interesting that the merchants of Richmond banded together to try and eliminate the use of cut pieces,
    http://numismatics.org/wikiuploads/CNL/Pistareens.pdf
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    Spanish Silver Totals
    Cut Pieces = 18
    Half Reals = 27
    1 Reals = 11
    2 Reales = 6
    8 Reales = 1
    2 Reale Cobs = 2
    Other Early Silver Coins
    1797 & 1803 Draped Bust Dimes
    1830 Capped Bust 5 cents
    1827 Capped Bust dime
    1661 Hammered silver King Leopold
    1697 William III 6-pence

    Space prevents me from adding other buttons, coins, and relics

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve in PA View Post
    That's quite a collection Bill. Have you caught up to Stan yet?

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but it looks like you have very few of the Pillar style Spanish milled coins.

    I just re-read this article the other day (actually I had never read the whole thing). I found it interesting that the merchants of Richmond banded together to try and eliminate the use of cut pieces,
    http://numismatics.org/wikiuploads/CNL/Pistareens.pdf
    I could never get an exact count from Stan, and I know he was way ahead of me at one time, but I've done a lot of catching up over the last few years. Overall I'd say its probably a toss-up, although Stan has sold or given away some of his. He definitely has me beat in the cob department, but I have a big edge with hammered silver thanks to that one site.
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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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    SITE BRAVO DETAINEE

    Dec 2012
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    are you counting the pieces of a coin as a whole one?
    Heck if I cut up all my silver coins I would have ummm still zero!! so I guess you are better than me after all..
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    Good Lord!

    Great stuff there. Really is amazing to see it all spread out.

    Congrats,

    Buck
    2017 CaneField Bandits Totals:
    George Washington Inaugural Button GWI-17B
    1790s French Marine Artillery Button
    Three 1782's, 1786, 1807, 1808, and Three Dateless Half Reales
    Two 1840-O's and a 1854-O Half Dime
    Henry Clay Campaign Button (1844)
    Complete antebellum spur
    Plantation Store Token


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    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.

 

 
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