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    Grand Slam on Colonials

    For many years on several forums a Grand Slam was considered getting a Seated, Barber, Mercury and Rosie Silver dime in one hunt. Well, in one of my most satisfying and quick hunts, I kind of came up with a new definition of a Grand Slam.

    I was hunting on a long sand spit, and area of sandy high ground surrounded on both side by swamp and ending at a swamp. Where the end of the land was I came upon a small clearing and iron hits abounded. I quickly and I mean quickly, within 15 minutes dug 4 Colonial coins, one button and pewter spoon piece, and a few more relics afterwards.

    What was surprising was that these four coins were evidently dropped by the same person or persons who occupied this what must have been a trapper's campsite in the late 1700's or so.

    The big surprise was the span of the coins, 1694 William n Mary Halfpence, 1724 King George I Halfpence, 1740-1754 King George II (Old head style) Halfpence, and a 1770 King George III Halfpence.

    I don't think the odds are too great on a repeat performance and I did go back and hit this small site several more times but no more coins were found.

    Don in South Jersey
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    "The mantra has always been don't clean a (copper) coin or it will lose value.
    For undug coins this is true. For dug coins this is untrue.
    The value will increase with judicious cleaning."

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    Re: Grand Slam on Colonials

    Well done.
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    Re: Grand Slam on Colonials

    Excellent, very nice finds.

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    Re: Grand Slam on Colonials

    Looks like a great spill and congrats on finding it!!
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    Re: Grand Slam on Colonials

    Great post Don ! I think what happened is that someone probably got in to a fight or a good ole wrestling match
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    Re: Grand Slam on Colonials

    Congrats to you Don. Unbelievable finds!
    Thanks for sharing the post and pictures,
    MM
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    Re: Grand Slam on Colonials

    Sweet! So how much iron did you dig to get it? Pounds would be good . With the iron the coins will come? Goodness I hope so, I'm digging in the right era . Time.....

    Wicked nice finds!
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    Re: Grand Slam on Colonials

    All I can do is slobber. What neat finds. Congrats
    Burdie

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    Re: Grand Slam on Colonials

    One of my most memorable days came this year. I found 3 Colonial coppas in about 30 minutes. I hope I can top that this fall, bud.

    By the way, Don, you kicked some major a$$ on that site! Keep it up, buddy!

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    Re: Grand Slam on Colonials



    Quite a day Don. What strikes me as odd is they all seem to have the same amount of wear. Not exactly what you'd expect from a Colonial slam.

    C.C.


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    Re: Grand Slam on Colonials

    All i can say is Don your the MAN!!! aa

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    Re: Grand Slam on Colonials

    I don't know why I never replied to this one, but I have to say that's an incredible hunt. I like all the finds, right down to the cool padlock. And of course Old Georgie is in my list of things to find this year--any of him. It's great that you got a George I (or should I call him the Elector of Hanover). He was quite a German. LOL.

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    May 2004
    Central,MA
    White's DFX, M6, Classic ID
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    Re: Grand Slam on Colonials

    WOW!
    I was happy with one.... 4 Holy cow!
    I dont think this find will be topped anytime soon!

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    Re: Grand Slam on Colonials

    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Patch


    Quite a day Don. What strikes me as odd is they all seem to have the same amount of wear. Not exactly what you'd expect from a Colonial slam.

    C.C.

    Welcome to TNet CC, hopefully you will enjoy the more social atmosphere on this forum, and I know with you pingin again, some great finds to be posted.

    Now that you mentioned the wear factor, I will have to look at the coins this weekend and see how close they really are, photos are misleading sometimes, there is no doubt in my mind there was nothing more than a lean-to or small cabin, no hole, no foundation bricks or stones, so it was not occupied too long. Also, it is very close to where my Indian Peace Medal and Dragoon button were found, a long stone' throw away.

    Don
    "The mantra has always been don't clean a (copper) coin or it will lose value.
    For undug coins this is true. For dug coins this is untrue.
    The value will increase with judicious cleaning."

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    Re: Grand Slam on Colonials

    Great Historical Coins And Great Hunting Spots! The only thing - don't you wish they had more silver in their pockets back then? I know, I know, a silver coin was a lot of money.

 

 
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