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    A Couple Colonials (Oldest Coin Yet 1694!!!)

    I got out today with a couple buds for what I am sure will be one of the last hunts of the season...getting cold. We had permission to hunt a yard where a 17th century homestead had been. I didn't do too bad. The green coin is a George I penny (edit: ID'd by Don and confirmed to be a 1694 William and Mary half penny) and the other is a George II (1749) penny. As usual the gound wasn't too kind but they look much better in person and the Geo.II should clean up nicely.

    Also found a handfull of musketballs and a colonial shoe buckle. Thanks for looking.

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    Re: A Couple Colonials

    Nice hunt, the KGI copper is a 1695-1701 William III Halfpenny or possibly a 1694 William and Mary Halfpenny.

    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: A Couple Colonials

    Quote Originally Posted by Don in SJ
    Nice hunt, the KGI copper is a 1695-1701 William III Halfpenny or possibly a 1694 William and Mary Halfpenny.

    Don
    Wow...I had no idea! Do you have a comparison pic?
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    Re: A Couple Colonials

    Here are some
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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: A Couple Colonials (1st 1600's Coin)

    Thanks Don...closer inspection shows it to be a 1694 William and Mary...my oldest coin yet!
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    Re: A Couple Colonials (1st 1600's Coin)

    VERY nice haul!!!
    Congratulations on a great haul!
    Ty

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    Re: A Couple Colonials (Oldest Coin Yet 1694!!!)

    Grads... I said the same a few weeks back digging a 1694 William and Mary : http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...tml#msg1383093

    Paul
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    Re: A Couple Colonials (Oldest Coin Yet 1694!!!)

    That is agreat find

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    Re: A Couple Colonials (Oldest Coin Yet 1694!!!)

    Great finds always nice to read all of these post. It makes me very envious.
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    Re: A Couple Colonials (Oldest Coin Yet 1694!!!)

    While hunting the home owner showed a collection of relics that she and her husband have picked up throughout the yard without a metaldetector. Finds included a 6 pound cannon ball, a beautiful French trade axe and a 1693 French silver coin! Very inspirational!
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    TreasurdiggrNY

    Re: A Couple Colonials (Oldest Coin Yet 1694!!!)

    Congrats on the great hunt, awesome finds. Hope the weather holds out for you to make it out again, good luck!
    Glenn

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    Re: A Couple Colonials

    Quote Originally Posted by Don in SJ
    Nice hunt, the KGI copper is a 1695-1701 William III Halfpenny or possibly a 1694 William and Mary Halfpenny.

    Don
    I guess there is no way to clean the William and Mary to bring out a little more detail is there? Maybe just a little wax?
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    Re: A Couple Colonials (Oldest Coin Yet 1694!!!)

    congrats on those great looking finds...
    ALLEN

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    Re: A Couple Colonials

    Quote Originally Posted by romeo-1
    Quote Originally Posted by Don in SJ
    Nice hunt, the KGI copper is a 1695-1701 William III Halfpenny or possibly a 1694 William and Mary Halfpenny.

    Don
    I guess there is no way to clean the William and Mary to bring out a little more detail is there? Maybe just a little wax?
    Actually, that is about average for a William coin, the usually are almost blank on the back, and with the most detail showing on the ribbon side of the Obverse (left side). You can try to clean some but wear is wear, and you cannot bring back into view what has long worn away!
    "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: A Couple Colonials

    Quote Originally Posted by Don in SJ
    Quote Originally Posted by romeo-1
    Quote Originally Posted by Don in SJ
    Nice hunt, the KGI copper is a 1695-1701 William III Halfpenny or possibly a 1694 William and Mary Halfpenny.

    Don
    I guess there is no way to clean the William and Mary to bring out a little more detail is there? Maybe just a little wax?
    Actually, that is about average for a William coin, the usually are almost blank on the back, and with the most detail showing on the ribbon side of the Obverse (left side). You can try to clean some but wear is wear, and you cannot bring back into view what has long worn away!
    Yep...that's what I thought...here's a pic of the other side. Well worn as well.
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