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    Late 1820s pocket spill find - 2 Bust Halves and 2 Spanish Silver

    This morning I wanted to do a hunt around the perimeter area of the homestead I got the 5 coppers at last week but the underbrush is really filling out now so I had to keep a bit closer to the actual homestead, where less underbrush was. I was hunting less than 15 minutes, and had recovered some pewter and brass pieces of unknowns when all of a sudden my XS screamed Silver to me!

    I forgot my camera of course, but maybe that was the good luck I needed for this find. To my amazement the first thing I saw out of the hole was a big hunk of silver coin!

    I picked it up and saw part of the Bust so I knew I had a Bust Half Dollar, I rechecked the hole with the probe and another coin was in there. Dug down the one side a bit and out pops the second Bust Half Dollar, this one completely coated but I knew what it was thanks to seeing the first one.

    Now I stood up and rescanned the hole and off to the left side it was indicating yet a third coin! I enlarged the opening and out comes a thin smaller silver, which at first I was hoping to be a bust quarter but knew by the thinness it was going to be a Spanish Real. Just was not sure till I got home and checked but it was a One Real.....

    Thinking wow, 3 silver in one hole, that never happened before, in fact Bust Half never happened before, but I did check the hole one more time and got a faint somewhat good coin type reading, gouged out the remaining dirt with my hand and the coin was now in the pile. A small one, a Half Real.
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    So 4 Silvers in one hole, a first for me for something so old and so big, I was without a doubt thrilled to see this today. I thought of quitting right away to save the site for another hunt with my son and decided to slowly work my way back to the truck.

    Just as I passed the area where my son got his 1794 Large Cent last week, I got a funky possible coin/iron reading. I noticed it was next to a fallen log that I had dug a hole right next to this signal last week and I remember it being a piece of iron pot. But today, maybe because of the wet ground, I heard coin and out pops a copper!


    I had no idea what the copper was, I could tell it seen better days, but after cleaning it did show a nice date of 1722 and some of NIA from Brittania, so I knew I had a 1722 King George I Halfpenny. Right next to it was a button like relic, not sure if it is a button that was modified or was used for something else.


    Overall, what a great hunt of less than one hour duration, April 2010, without a doubt was a winner for me.

    Finds for the day, a very beautiful 1826 Bust Half Dollar
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    A very nice 1827 Bust Half Dollar
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    A decent 1782 Spanish One Real
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    A heavily worn 1784? Spanish Half Real
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    Heavily worn and abused 1722 King George I Halfpenny
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    And a large possible button modified with two holes after shank sheared off, or perhaps something else
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    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: Late 1820s pocket spill find - 2 Bust Halves and 2 Spanish Silver

    UNBELIEVEABLE! That 1826 has to be close to EF. You are DA man!!
    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--** British 31st ROF Cartridge Box Plate** SOLD!! (PRIVATE AMOUNT), Vermont Ryder-3 *$1200...To be continued

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    Re: Late 1820s pocket spill find - 2 Bust Halves and 2 Spanish Silver

    WOW!!! Amazing pocket spill and a big congrats to you!!! those bust halves look amazing! I'm voting banner. congratulations again Don!

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    May 2009
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    Re: Late 1820s pocket spill find - 2 Bust Halves and 2 Spanish Silver

    Awesome day in the field, Don! You had a good day indeed.

    Kirk
    Keep the passion high!

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    Feb 2007
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    Re: Late 1820s pocket spill find - 2 Bust Halves and 2 Spanish Silver

    Holy moly!!!!

    Now that's a spill to dream about

    You have my Banner vote

    Excellent recovery. . . and no scratches or tool dings

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    Jul 2006
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    Re: Late 1820s pocket spill find - 2 Bust Halves and 2 Spanish Silver

    Beautiful condition!!!
    Every target has a story. Some are more complex than others!

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    Re: Late 1820s pocket spill find - 2 Bust Halves and 2 Spanish Silver

    I've never seen such an old "pocket spill" of coins!!

    Those are just amazing, Don! Major congrats!!

    HH,
    CAPTN SE
    Dan

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    Re: Late 1820s pocket spill find - 2 Bust Halves and 2 Spanish Silver

    What beautiful coins. Great day for you. Banner for sure.

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    ca
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    Re: Late 1820s pocket spill find - 2 Bust Halves and 2 Spanish Silver

    wow

    super cool finds there!!!!!

    unbelievable finds my God man! big congrats on a wicked find

    that's what detecting is about
    ...if you think I'm a pain in the neck, it's lower, lower,little bit lower, too low, higher, there ya go.....

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    Re: Late 1820s pocket spill find - 2 Bust Halves and 2 Spanish Silver

    Amazing

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    us
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    Re: Late 1820s pocket spill find - 2 Bust Halves and 2 Spanish Silver

    All I can say is WOW !! Don, you really know how to get it done I too will be voting for the BANNER !
    This find in my opinion is one of the best that I have ever seen.

    Congrats for sure, VPR

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    Re: Late 1820s pocket spill find - 2 Bust Halves and 2 Spanish Silver



    DAMNNNNNNNN! That must have near knocked you off your feet!

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    May 2005
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    Re: Late 1820s pocket spill find - 2 Bust Halves and 2 Spanish Silver

    Good job Don! That is a super find, im voting banner on that one.

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    us
    Dont waste a banner vote on me...

    Feb 2008
    Utah
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    Re: Late 1820s pocket spill find - 2 Bust Halves and 2 Spanish Silver

    DAMN!
    That is awesome!
    Congrats!
    Despite your votes...Trade Dollars are not banner worthy.

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    Re: Late 1820s pocket spill find - 2 Bust Halves and 2 Spanish Silver

    Quote Originally Posted by mainer
    Good job Don! That is a super find, im voting banner on that one.

    There are some I don't think we even have to vote.... and this is one.

 

 
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