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    Jul 2007
    Maryland
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    1700's Coin Found In Maryland Today..........

    We were hunting the site of an old house today. Home is no longer standing, just old trees....After about 5 minutes I received a strong signal, dug down about 3 inches and found the coin. At first I thought it was an U.S. Large Cent, but a closer look revaled it was a Britain 1/2 penny from the 1700's. This is the second British 1/2 penny I have found here in Frederick County, MD. This one is in much better condition than the one I found before.

    The coin on the front has: GEORGIVS III REX

    The coin on the back has: BRITAIN NIA 1776
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    Re: 1700's Coin Found In Maryland Today..........



    Good find but I think you have a British George III Halfpenny.

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    Re: 1700's Coin Found In Maryland Today..........

    Decent KGIII Halfpenny, it is not a Machins Mills one however, most likely a counterfeit, but cannot tell for sure with the scan and not knowing weight. Odds against it being a Regal, ribbons not correct.

    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."

  4. #4
    us
    Dec 2007
    South Central PA
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    Re: 1700's Coin Found In Maryland Today..........

    Quote Originally Posted by Don in SJ
    Decent KGIII Halfpenny, it is not a Machins Mills one however, most likely a counterfeit, but cannot tell for sure with the scan and not knowing weight. Odds against it being a Regal, ribbons not correct.

    Don
    was also going to say it was probly counterfeit. I'm pretty sure Don told me once that the 1776 was counterfeited alot... Maybe more counterfeits then regals... I am not sure..Don would know more then me I'm a beginner...
    some people call me the creeper ,cuz they don't know my name or face - Alice Cooper

  5. #5
    us
    Mar 2009
    Connecticut
    Prizm III Teknetics T2
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    Re: 1700's Coin Found In Maryland Today..........

    stellar find!

  6. #6

    Re: 1700's Coin Found In Maryland Today..........

    Quote Originally Posted by creeper71
    Quote Originally Posted by Don in SJ
    Decent KGIII Halfpenny, it is not a Machins Mills one however, most likely a counterfeit, but cannot tell for sure with the scan and not knowing weight. Odds against it being a Regal, ribbons not correct.

    Don
    was also going to say it was probly counterfeit. I'm pretty sure Don told me once that the 1776 was counterfeited alot... Maybe more counterfeits then regals... I am not sure..Don would know more then me I'm a beginner...


    All 1776 would be counterfeit because the regal dates are 1770-1775. For that reason they are not real common counterfeits.

    The coin above is probably 1775, the 5 can often look like a 6 to people who aren't really familiar.

  7. #7
    us
    Feb 2008
    Chester County, Pennsylvania
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    Re: 1700's Coin Found In Maryland Today..........

    Nice finds jimmy WTG!!
    That which does not kill us, only makes us stronger!!

  8. #8
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    Ace250man

    Jul 2004
    Shelbyville or any yard where the owner will let me detect!
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    Re: 1700's Coin Found In Maryland Today..........

    congrats on that sweet coin !!!!!
    ALLEN

  9. #9
    us
    Jan 2007
    Western New York
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    Re: 1700's Coin Found In Maryland Today..........

    Very cool coin!

  10. #10

    Mar 2008
    salisbury, md
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    Re: 1700's Coin Found In Maryland Today..........

    congrats on a nice coin!!

  11. #11
    us
    Dec 2007
    South Central PA
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    Re: 1700's Coin Found In Maryland Today..........

    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Patch
    Quote Originally Posted by creeper71
    Quote Originally Posted by Don in SJ
    Decent KGIII Halfpenny, it is not a Machins Mills one however, most likely a counterfeit, but cannot tell for sure with the scan and not knowing weight. Odds against it being a Regal, ribbons not correct.

    Don
    was also going to say it was probly counterfeit. I'm pretty sure Don told me once that the 1776 was counterfeited alot... Maybe more counterfeits then regals... I am not sure..Don would know more then me I'm a beginner...


    All 1776 would be counterfeit because the regal dates are 1770-1775. For that reason they are not real common counterfeits.

    The coin above is probably 1775, the 5 can often look like a 6 to people who aren't really familiar.
    Thanks Iron Patch... I was thinking that but thought I was getting my facts wrong... then what I "corrected" is what was wrong... Like they say always go with what you first think...most of the time it's right
    some people call me the creeper ,cuz they don't know my name or face - Alice Cooper

  12. #12
    us
    Aug 2009
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    Re: 1700's Coin Found In Maryland Today..........

    Nice find congrats.

  13. #13

    Re: 1700's Coin Found In Maryland Today..........

    Great looking "Georgie"! Congrats...........Hogge
    1783 CFT. KG III 1/2 Penny (25-83A)-1 of 3 known *Sold $3,750, Vermont Landscape Coppers Ryder 6 *Sold $760, Ryder7 (Avatar)** Sold $1,275*,1st Batt Royal Artillery Cartridge Box Sling Belt Tip* SOLD $1,583*,(3)- GW Inaugural Buttons-2-Cobb# 17-J.* Sold both--$405 and $400. *GW Button Cobb 17-I-*Sold $316- New Jersey Copper M14-J Sold $125- Continental Army Button *Sold $800.....To be continued

  14. #14
    um
    Dec 2008
    Maryland
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    Re: 1700's Coin Found In Maryland Today..........

    Sweet find Jimmy. We have to get back out there now and find the silver.
    Life is way too short. Appreciate what you have. Live a simple life, and most importantly, don't sweat the small stuff.

  15. #15
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    My Find of a Lifetime!

    Oct 2006
    Philadelphia Area
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    Re: 1700's Coin Found In Maryland Today..........

    Beauty!

    It looks a l ot like the KGIII I found last year. I think it was called an "Aging George" type counterfeit.

 

 

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