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  1. #1
    umrgolf

    Gold Poesy ring UPDATED!! Date CONFIRMED by The British Museum!!

    UPDATE- After exchanging emails with The British Museum for a second opinion, they were able to date the ring by the maker's mark "1G" The maker was John Greene I, active goldsmith 1630-1663. Here is the confirmation info for anyone interested.. (click on the photo to enlarge the mark) Also, if you look at the writing on the inscription of the ring in this link, it looks strikingly familiar

    http://www.britishmuseum.org/researc...ce_search.aspx


    This started Saturday 5/22 at a CW campsite my partner and I had been hunting for the last month or so.. Up until that morning, nothing colonial had been found. The 1640 copper was the first of these finds to be recovered and never thought I could find anything that would compare. Then Monday, I obtained permission at the adjacent property and started out finding a few CW buttons and bullets.. About 2 hours into the hunt I got a signal bouncing between 68-72. Five inches below was the 1666 Spanish Cob (potosi mint, pillars and waves.. the 66 of 1666 is upside down and can be seen on the side with the cross).. No more than 2 hours later I was tired of wandering around and decided to head back to the area where the cob came from. On my way, I got a weak mid 40's signal that was only hitting in one direction. No more than 6 inches down was the posy ring. Fast forward to Wednesday.. My partner (Sentinel) took me to one of his honey holes.. The first find was the 1773 VA halfpenny. The signal was horrible, hitting mid 50's and iron in the opposite direction. As the day was coming to an end, I got a signal that was in the range of a 3 ringer, maybe a couple numbers higher.. I was pretty happy to see a silver disc come out of the hole. After walking over to show Josh what I thought was a Spanish milled reale, we soon realized that it was something much different. It turned out to be a 1697 King William III shilling.


    Here are some new pics from last 3 hunts, showing the reverses as well.. and the pictures of the inscription, the halfpenny I left as seen in the last photo below
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    the god
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    of peace
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    our love
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    the copper on the left side of the pic is a 1773 VA halfpenny which was the only year they were minted (in London) and roughly 600,000 total
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  2. #2
    gb
    May 2008
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    Re: 1697 King William III Shilling & 1773 Virginia Halfpenny

    Another Poesy ring

    What's the inscription?

    Who needs Cartwheel Pennies anyway?

  3. #3
    umrgolf

    Re: 1697 King William III Shilling & 1773 Virginia Halfpenny

    Quote Originally Posted by shaun7
    Another Poesy ring

    What's the inscription?

    same one from monday "the god of peace our love increase"

  4. #4
    gb
    May 2008
    uk
    tesoro eldorado, tesoro lobo,goldmaxx xp
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    Re: 1697 King William III Shilling & 1773 Virginia Halfpenny

    Quote Originally Posted by umrgolf2010
    Quote Originally Posted by shaun7
    Another Poesy ring

    What's the inscription?

    same one from monday "the god of peace our love increase"


    You mean you haven't changed it yet

    Sorry mate....was that you
    Who needs Cartwheel Pennies anyway?

  5. #5
    umrgolf

    Re: 1697 King William III Shilling & 1773 Virginia Halfpenny

    Quote Originally Posted by shaun7
    Quote Originally Posted by umrgolf2010
    Quote Originally Posted by shaun7
    Another Poesy ring

    What's the inscription?

    same one from monday "the god of peace our love increase"


    You mean you haven't changed it yet

    Sorry mate....was that you
    yes it was. i try to have a ton of fun on the forum and change my name frequently

  6. #6
    gb
    May 2008
    uk
    tesoro eldorado, tesoro lobo,goldmaxx xp
    6,166
    11 times
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    Re: 1697 King William III Shilling & 1773 Virginia Halfpenny

    Quote Originally Posted by umrgolf2010
    Quote Originally Posted by shaun7
    Quote Originally Posted by umrgolf2010
    Quote Originally Posted by shaun7
    Another Poesy ring

    What's the inscription?

    same one from monday "the god of peace our love increase"


    You mean you haven't changed it yet

    Sorry mate....was that you
    yes it was. i try to have a ton of fun on the forum and change my name frequently


    Hahahaha!

    I was about to phone a helpline
    Who needs Cartwheel Pennies anyway?

  7. #7
    umrgolf

    Re: 1697 King William III Shilling & 1773 Virginia Halfpenny

    Quote Originally Posted by shaun7
    Quote Originally Posted by umrgolf2010
    Quote Originally Posted by shaun7
    Quote Originally Posted by umrgolf2010
    Quote Originally Posted by shaun7
    Another Poesy ring

    What's the inscription?

    same one from monday "the god of peace our love increase"


    You mean you haven't changed it yet

    Sorry mate....was that you
    yes it was. i try to have a ton of fun on the forum and change my name frequently


    Hahahaha!

    I was about to phone a helpline
    sorry nowheels

  8. #8
    gb
    May 2008
    uk
    tesoro eldorado, tesoro lobo,goldmaxx xp
    6,166
    11 times
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    Re: 1697 King William III Shilling & 1773 Virginia Halfpenny

    Quote Originally Posted by umrgolf2010
    Quote Originally Posted by shaun7
    Quote Originally Posted by umrgolf2010
    Quote Originally Posted by shaun7
    Quote Originally Posted by umrgolf2010
    Quote Originally Posted by shaun7
    Another Poesy ring

    What's the inscription?

    same one from monday "the god of peace our love increase"


    You mean you haven't changed it yet

    Sorry mate....was that you
    yes it was. i try to have a ton of fun on the forum and change my name frequently


    Hahahaha!

    I was about to phone a helpline
    sorry nowheels


    That's ok rusty insect
    Who needs Cartwheel Pennies anyway?

  9. #9
    us
    I look foward to Coin Hunting anytime I get a chance...

    Jan 2008
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    Re: 1697 King William III Shilling & 1773 Virginia Halfpenny

    Cool Digs! HH and score some more!
    Best Find Yet: 1853 $1 Gold Piece & Abe Lincoln Re-Election Pin 1864

  10. #10
    Charter Member

    Jan 2007
    Northern Middle Tennessee
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    Re: 1697 King William III Shilling & 1773 Virginia Halfpenny

    Nice OLD coins. You guys must be hunting where the Mayflower landed-LOL. WTG and HH, Quindy.
    Everyone will make a good find on occasion. The challenge is to find CW relics consistently.

  11. #11
    Charter Member
    CANE FIELD BANDITS and IRON BRIGADE MEMBER

    Jun 2006
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    Re: 1697 King William III Shilling & 1773 Virginia Halfpenny

    As a good friend, I was THRILLED to get phone calls from you. Only trouble is--the sites you hunt, I can't ever get anything done. As soon as I get done talking to you about one great find, you're calling me with another!

    Seriously though, THREE 1600s coins in five days in the US is one HELLUVA week!

    That posy ring should be on the banner. I have never heard of one being found in the US.


    Cheers,


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    Any relics, coins, or other items appearing in my finds signatures were found on PRIVATE PROPERTY with total consent and permission from the owners of said property.

  12. #12
    us
    Dec 2007
    South Central PA
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    Re: 1697 King William III Shilling & 1773 Virginia Halfpenny

    Dang your on a roll, your going to get spoiled an every hunt is going to suck unless you find 1600's type coins... You are having a awesome year!!!!!!
    some people call me the creeper ,cuz they don't know my name or face - Alice Cooper

  13. #13
    us
    Apr 2009
    Central New York
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    Re: 1697 King William III Shilling & 1773 Virginia Halfpenny

    Amazing

  14. #14

    Nov 2007
    Denver, Colorado
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    Re: 1697 King William III Shilling & 1773 Virginia Halfpenny

    I thought I was viewing a post by one of them there English people. I recently posted a comment on Americans never being lucky enough to find a posy ring, and then you show up. You made me, sniff, once again proud to be an American!
    Carl

  15. #15

    Re: 1697 King William III Shilling & 1773 Virginia Halfpenny



    Lots of goodies to dig up there!

 

 
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