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  1. #1

    Jul 2007
    Maryland
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    Another Colonial Copper Counterfeit and Silver

    Joe and I got permission to hunt a "new" 1700s
    property.
    Had a GREAT time just bouncing around checking
    out the property. We only made a dent in the space
    available to hunt.
    I found

    Silver plated brass Photo frame piece (?)
    Very small buckle
    Revlon lipstick tube
    2 wheaties - 1940, 1953
    1941 Mercury
    1941 Washington
    Well Worn King George II Copper
    (you can BARELY make out the bust)

    Now, I measured the copper and it falls in the range
    too big to be a Regal. At 28.8 mm, it has to be a
    Counterfeit. This is the first KG II I have ever found,
    but it makes the FIFTH Counterfeit I have found.
    My collection is coming along nicely.

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    Ty

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  2. #2
    us
    Dec 2008
    VALLEY ALABAMA
    GARRETT GTA 500
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    Re: Another Colonial Copper Counterfeit and Silver

    STRIPPING SILVER OUT OF BANKS AT FACE

  3. #3

    Re: Another Colonial Copper Counterfeit and Silver

    Way to go on the old copper & silver Ty!!!
    Looking forward to seeing what else you pull from that new/old spot.
    -Doug-
    *Oldest coin-1775 Spanish 1 real *Oldest U.S. silver-1833 Capped Bust Half Dime *Best coin - 1945 GOLD 2 1/2 peso *Best Civil War finds:*NC officers belt buckle *CSN Confederate Navy Officer button

  4. #4
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    My Find of a Lifetime!

    Oct 2006
    Philadelphia Area
    White's V3i, MX Sport, Dual Field PI, Minelab Excalibur 1000, Teknetics T2 SE
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    Re: Another Colonial Copper Counterfeit and Silver

    Nice going on the copper. I found one exactly that size back in March. It was also very thin with no detail, which makes me think counterfeit as well.

    Nice going on the other finds as well!

  5. #5
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    Ace250man

    Jul 2004
    Shelbyville or any yard where the owner will let me detect!
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    Re: Another Colonial Copper Counterfeit and Silver

    wtg on those good looking finds !
    ALLEN

  6. #6
    us
    Jul 2009
    Whiting, NJ
    Ace 250
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Another Colonial Copper Counterfeit and Silver

    WTG on the copper and silver. It seems this new site will be a keeper. Good luck

  7. #7
    us
    Apr 2009
    Central New York
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    Re: Another Colonial Copper Counterfeit and Silver

    Nice finds im sure there is more silver waiting at your new spot.

  8. #8
    us
    Sep 2007
    N. San Diego County
    Ace 250
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    Metal Detecting

    Re: Another Colonial Copper Counterfeit and Silver

    WTG Ty on the silver and relic finds

  9. #9

    May 2008
    Linden, VA
    Minelab GPX5000, Whites MXT, Garrett AT PRO
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    Relic Hunting

    Re: Another Colonial Copper Counterfeit and Silver

    Great finds buddy way to go

  10. #10
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    Aug 2009
    White's MXT all pro, MXT300 D2, 950, 4X6 DD, detech ultimate 13" DD coils
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    Re: Another Colonial Copper Counterfeit and Silver

    Nice finds there merc looks to be in great shape.

  11. #11
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    Feb 2006
    Tennessee
    Minelab EXPLORER SE
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    Re: Another Colonial Copper Counterfeit and Silver

    Really nice finds

  12. #12
    us
    Aug 2008
    Southern Michigan
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    Re: Another Colonial Copper Counterfeit and Silver

    nice finds! looks like a good spot. I think that top thing is part of an old wire mesh purse. good luck out there covering that property

  13. #13

    Re: Another Colonial Copper Counterfeit and Silver

    The size of your KGII Halfpenny does not necessarily indicate a counterfeit. (Weight is more reliable indicator)

    Diameters of King George II Halfpence range anywhere in general from 28.5mm to 29.5mm (New with no circulation wear)
    Weights of regal KGII Halfpence 145.4grains to 163.9grains (New with no circulation wear)

    Farthings range 23mm to 24mm.
    Weight range of 69.6 grains to 84.0 grains (again, with not circulation wear)

    Ref: Forgotten Coins of the North American Colonies by Anton & Kesse
    "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."

  14. #14

    Jul 2007
    Maryland
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    Re: Another Colonial Copper Counterfeit and Silver

    Quote Originally Posted by Don in SJ
    The size of your KGII Halfpenny does not necessarily indicate a counterfeit. (Weight is more reliable indicator)

    Diameters of King George II Halfpence range anywhere in general from 28.5mm to 29.5mm (New with no circulation wear)
    Weights of regal KGII Halfpence 145.4grains to 163.9grains (New with no circulation wear)

    Farthings range 23mm to 24mm.
    Weight range of 69.6 grains to 84.0 grains (again, with not circulation wear)

    Ref: Forgotten Coins of the North American Colonies by Anton & Kesse
    Thanks, Don. I'm sure the weight is way less, but I will get batteries for my scales
    and check it.
    Ty

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  15. #15

    Mar 2008
    snow hill, MD
    Fisher F70
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    Re: Another Colonial Copper Counterfeit and Silver

    Congrats on the KGII! , Cant wait to see what else you get from there.

 

 
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