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    1824 General Lafayette Wax Seal Commemorating His Return to New York

    Kirk, Chris, and I went back to the same site that we hit last Sunday. I dug the 1788 Connecticut copper that was struck over a Nova Constellatio there. Chris dug a VA halfpenny, 1796 large cent, and a Coronet cent. Kirk dug the 1844 political medal there as well.

    Here is Kirk pinpointing a signal in the iron patch.

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    I decided to snap some other pictures of the site. Here is a pic that I call "Looking out into the Pennsylvania frontier."

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    Here is another view of the surrounding land from where the home sat. This early settler sure had a beautiful view.

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    Once again, just like last Sunday, within the first 10 minutes of swinging, I got an iffy nickel reading. After I flipped the dirt out, it was still in the hole and reading in the high penny range. I was thrilled when I saw what it was: a 1754 King George II farthing. It is our second farthing this year as a group.

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    I also found this interesting wax seal. I can't make out what the letters say surrounding the bust of the man. If anyone knows who it is, I would greatly appreciate the needed information!

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    Here are my relics for the day.

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  2. #2

    Re: 1754 King George II Farthing

    Sweet digs...I really like that the wax seal!
    Finder of Things!

  3. #3

    May 2009
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    Re: 1754 King George II Farthing

    You had another great Colonial day, brother. I am thinking that wax seal looks early-19th century. I wish you would show a better size representation of the Farthing. What a special site this has turned out to be. The coppers are KKC material and the relics unique. We could not ask for a better Colonial digging site. Rack and stack a new one next week!

    Kirk
    Keep the passion high!

  4. #4

    Re: 1754 King George II Farthing

    Gotta love that seal! Hard to tell, you might have to use it to see.

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  5. #5

    Re: 1754 King George II Farthing

    Kyle,
    You never let us down and today was no different. Great finds brotha. I see your photography skills are picking up too. Beautiful countryside. I've never been to PA and didn't realize it was hilly like that.
    Hopefully you get an ID on the interesting wax seal.
    Congrats,
    Dug
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    Re: 1754 King George II Farthing

    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Patch
    Gotta love that seal! Hard to tell, you might have to use it to see.

    IP, what do you think the age of it is?

    MM, thank you! My photog skills are improving for sure.

  7. #7
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    Re: 1754 King George II Farthing

    Nice digs Kyle, congrats on the Farthing! Also on the wax seal, I have never dug one.
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  8. #8
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    Re: 1754 King George II Farthing

    Great copper !! I was finally able to dig a George III, Halfpenny. I like yours better


    VPR

  9. #9
    umrgolf

    Re: 1754 King George II Farthing

    Great digs Kyle.. does that say "LA FAYETTE" above his head

    and "NEW YORK" below him?

    I also am seeing a "17" and the year "1824" after a search on Lafayette (if it's even him) he came back to the states for a visit in 1824-25 (landed in staten island ny) and on Oct 17 1824, visited Mount Vernon and George Washington's tomb

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    Re: 1754 King George II Farthing

    Quote Originally Posted by umrgolf2010
    Great digs Kyle.. does that say "LA FAYETTE" above his head


    I also am seeing a "17" and the year "1824" after a search on Lafayette (if it's even him) he came back to the states for a visit in 1824-25 and on Oct 17 1824, visited Mount Vernon and George Washington's tomb
    Jeff, I have been scrutinizing the wax seal. It does look like "New York". The number "17". I also think it says "1824". I am going to have to stamp it in putty to see what I can see.

  11. #11

    Re: 1754 King George II Farthing

    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle PA
    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Patch
    Gotta love that seal! Hard to tell, you might have to use it to see.

    IP, what do you think the age of it is?

    Old enough to be interesting!

  12. #12

    Re: 1754 King George II Farthing

    Looks like a Lafayette seal commemorating his return to the United States. I see the date of 1824 behind his head which is the date of his return. I give credit to umrgolf 2010 for the lead

  13. #13
    umrgolf

    Re: 1754 King George II Farthing

    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle PA
    Quote Originally Posted by umrgolf2010
    Great digs Kyle.. does that say "LA FAYETTE" above his head


    I also am seeing a "17" and the year "1824" after a search on Lafayette (if it's even him) he came back to the states for a visit in 1824-25 and on Oct 17 1824, visited Mount Vernon and George Washington's tomb
    Jeff, I have been scrutinizing the wax seal. It does look like "New York". The number "17". I also think it says "1824". I am going to have to stamp it in putty to see what I can see.
    word to the left of his bust is "LANDED" so it's commemorating him landing in Staten Island, NY in 1824


    Can you say BANNER HOLY CRAP nice find!!! That's Incredible

    vote is in

  14. #14
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    Re: 1754 King George II Farthing

    Quote Originally Posted by SC Keith
    Looks like a Lafayette seal commemorating his return to the United States. I see the date of 1824 behind his head which is the date of his return. I give credit to umrgolf 2010 for the lead
    Even the bust looks like Lafayette's in 1824.

    Here is a link to show what I mean: http://aminports3.blogspot.com/2009/...lafayette.html



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    Re: 1754 King George II Farthing

    also see the words ®Landed at New York 17® something 1824

 

 
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