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    Steve

    Mar 2017
    Staten Island, NY
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    My best finds of 2017, silver and gold

    I had a great year this year, met some great hunters and good people. Here's a shout out to new friends that I met TH'ing this year like East Coast Hunter, Smokey the Cat, TrebleHunter, Carolina Tom, Scrappy, Bartek, Smittyman, Loco Hunter and N3tuf. Without you people I don't think I'd have found half of what I found.

    Anyway, There were way too many things to post pics of so I'm just going to show the very best.

    Last January we made our annual trip down to Vero Beach, FL where someone must have flipped their blanket on the beach and lost this pair of Tiffany earrings and a titanium wedding band:Click image for larger version. 

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    Found this Colonial belt/trade ax in a park in Edison, NJ:Click image for larger version. 

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    East coast hunter (Charlie) set up a hunt at a colonial site in Staten Island where I met a great bunch of guys, some mentioned above and I picked out this beautiful NY state militia EXCELSIOR button c. 1819:Click image for larger version. 

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    Charlie also set up another hunt on a colonial site where I found my oldest spanish silver, a 1750 0ne reale, also found were a 1773 and a 1781 half reale:Click image for larger version. 

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    Also found on this site was the biggest crotal bell I'd ever found and also a brass figure of cupid sitting on a harp (I just thought these were cool):Click image for larger version. 

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    In September, a group of us went down to Delaware to Coin Beach to search the shore for coins from the wreck of the Faithful Steward, a ship that went down in 1785 carrying 400 barrels of British and Irish coins. We met some friends of my friends including Woody (N3tuf). We had a great morning hunt even though we didn't find any coins from the wreck. At a nearby beach I found probably my biggest bucket lister, a 1788 Spanish gold half escudo!Click image for larger version. 

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    Next I went to upstate, NY near Coperstown and found this beautiful 1783 Nova Constellatio:
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    Next adventure was near Gettysburg where SmokeyTheCat invited TrebleHunter and I down to search a Union outpost where we did pretty good. I found another couple of bucket-listers, a eagle coat button in great shape and a 1834 capped bust dime. Also found were 3 silver half dollars (part of a cache) and a couple of other silvers, a few 3 ringers and some other civil war relics: Click image for larger version. 

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    This was a great year for me, made some great finds and made some amazing new friends. That's what it's all about!
    Last edited by Triple555nickel; Jan 03, 2018 at 05:45 AM.

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    Silver Coin Fiend

    Apr 2014
    Charlotte
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    Impressive set of finds sir. You really got some good stuff this year. Congrats.

    Nice getting to hunt with you again.

    The Spanish gold coin is just something else. Ummm.

    Good luck in 2018, and I’ll see you soon.
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    Nov 2012
    Maryland
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    I wonder what got to the coin to corrode it? Here's mine from coin beach from a few years ago. You did pretty good. I just love those blanket spills. Click image for larger version. 

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    logger/ sawmill operator

    Jun 2016
    KENTUCKY
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    some really nice finds, and that little ax is sweet. i love it.
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    Steve

    Mar 2017
    Staten Island, NY
    XP Deus, Excal II, AT Pro w/ 14" Storm coil
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeythecat View Post
    I wonder what got to the coin to corrode it? Here's mine from coin beach from a few years ago. You did pretty good. I just love those blanket spills. Click image for larger version. 

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    Mine wasn't corroded, it came out of the sand just like that. I think it was tumbled in the surf for years and that's why it looks like that.

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    fishstick

    Oct 2012
    Indiana
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    STELLAR year there bud!!!!!! several of my wishlist pieces you got... CONGRATZ.....

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    Coin licker

    Jun 2013
    New Jersey
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    Wow, that's a great year. I love that gold coin, old and gold baby! Congrats on a great year.
    I love this hobby so much, now I'm a coin licker!

 

 

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