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    My Best Find of the Year...Big Colonial Silver!!

    Ok, just got back in from the field. I had exactly 90 minutes this afternoon to detect while Little Romeo-1 had his afternoon nap. I couldn't go far so I hit the site right beside my house. I've hunted this site for years and it always seems to produce. This is the site where Iron Horse and I spent a day and where I found the cut Spanish 2 reale. I told my wife that I would be home as soon as I found "old silver" or 4:30...whatever came first. Well, I was home at 4:00! I was roaming around the field with only a French sized musketball and a harness buckle to show for when I decided to crank up the discrimination. I just cranked it as hot as it would go without driving me insane and this was the target I hit.

    I hate posting before I know exactly what I've found but it is a 1722 French Sol silver! I'm not sure of the exact denomination but it is much larger than the previous French silvers I've found. I'm sure IronPatch can tell me...bigger than a US quarter.

    Without a doubt my find of the year!

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    Re: My Best Find of the Year...Big Colonial Silver!!

    Fantastic find!!!
    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.

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    Re: My Best Find of the Year...Big Colonial Silver!!

    It doesn't get much better than that for dug Colonial French silver!

    1/3 ECU (little over 8 grams - .917 silver) minted in Tours, France. A little value too being in nice condition.

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    Re: My Best Find of the Year...Big Colonial Silver!!

    That's nice
    Who needs Cartwheel Pennies anyway?

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    Re: My Best Find of the Year...Big Colonial Silver!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Patch

    It doesn't get much better then that for French silver!

    1/3 ECU (little over 8 grams - .917 silver) minted in Tours, France. A little value too being in nice condition.
    Sweet! Thanks for the ID. I was just commenting in your thread earlier today how it's been kind of blah due to lack of time...and this was waiting for me within a stone's throw of my front door. Something to be said for hunting old grounds with different detector settings!

    This was deep as well...probably 10 inches. I almost didn't dig because it wasn't really a consistent signal...may have been on it's side.
    If the elevator tries to bring you down, go crazy, punch a higher floor!

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    Re: My Best Find of the Year...Big Colonial Silver!!

    Romeo1, Just goes to show ya,never know what your gonna find!!! That is a real NICE coin. God Bless HH Chris
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    Re: My Best Find of the Year...Big Colonial Silver!!

    Man Romeo....Jackpot Dude.

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    Re: My Best Find of the Year...Big Colonial Silver!!

    It looks like today was the Colonial digging day. Great find!

    Kirk
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    Re: My Best Find of the Year...Big Colonial Silver!!

    Excellent colonial silver recovery!
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    Re: My Best Find of the Year...Big Colonial Silver!!

    That would make my career! Congrats to you!
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    Re: My Best Find of the Year...Big Colonial Silver!!

    holy cow!
    that's ridiculous.
    that's new-pair-of-pants ridiculous.
    sweet silver.
    dirty pennies...

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    Re: My Best Find of the Year...Big Colonial Silver!!

    Very nice!

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    Re: My Best Find of the Year...Big Colonial Silver!!

    Great find ----------------save!

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    Re: My Best Find of the Year...Big Colonial Silver!!

    Thats a nice looking silver
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    Re: My Best Find of the Year...Big Colonial Silver!!

    That is a great looking old silver good find !! Jim
    If Mother Earth give,s us precious metals like gold silver copper and iron why leave them in the ground to disappear forever , dig them out and save History !!

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