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    Virginia Halfpenny 1773

    Had a great day with Jim, (SouthJerseyJim) and his Mom at one of there favorite sites. Within the first fifteen minutes I dug three coins. I could see the shield nickle and knew I had a large cent but the odd sized coin I couldn't make out. Later I met up with Jim in the field and showed him the coins I had found that's when we noticed the crown and shield on the odd sized coin. We had no idea what it was. I received a text from Jim the next day informing me that I had dug my first Virginia Halfpenny. Still trying to get a date off of the large cent and the shield nickle. A 1893 Indian and a 1938 Buffalo at the end of the hunt. The ring shaped thing is what is left of a cloth button. I was excited to see this little padlock, very neat. Great day... Arty
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    Its a small world until you have to walk somewhere.

  2. #2
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    Re: Virginia Halfpenny 1774

    very cool find, and it looks like it has some great detail remaining.

    WTG

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    Re: Virginia Halfpenny 1774

    I believe the virginia half penny was only made in 1773, I dug one in Ohio last year, and researched them quite a bit....super find!

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    Re: Virginia Halfpenny 1774

    sweet!

  5. #5
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    Re: Virginia Halfpenny 1773

    Thanks Goes4ever for the date correction on the Virginia halfpenny.
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  6. #6
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    Re: Virginia Halfpenny 1773

    Nice find right there...
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    Re: Virginia Halfpenny 1773

    Sweet find, great coin

  8. #8
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    Re: Virginia Halfpenny 1773

    Great little coin to add to your collection! I found one of those back in November. Very exciting to see that in the hole. Congrats!!! Nice detail too.

  9. #9
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    Re: Virginia Halfpenny 1773

    Nice finds.

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    Re: Virginia Halfpenny 1773

    Awesome Arty! That is in great shape. This field is amazing isn't it? I don't want it to end

  11. #11

    Re: Virginia Halfpenny 1773

    Hey that's not fair! I don't find any NJ coppers down here in VA. Just messin' with ya. Real nice find!
    MY BOOK HAS SOLD OUT OF ALL 1200+ COPIES IN LESS THAN 4 MONTHS. NO 2ND PRINTING IS ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME. THANKS TO ALL WHO MADE THIS PROJECT A SUCCESS.


  12. #12
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    Re: Virginia Halfpenny 1773

    Thanks all for the kudos.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D. (VA)
    Hey that's not fair! I don't find any NJ coppers down here in VA. Just messin' with ya. Real nice find!
    Bill use the FORCE... Arty
    Its a small world until you have to walk somewhere.

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    Re: Virginia Halfpenny 1773

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D. (VA)
    Hey that's not fair! I don't find any NJ coppers down here in VA. Just messin' with ya. Real nice find!
    I don't find any here in New Jersey either!

    Great find Arty! I don't recall seeing a VA copper dug in these parts in quite some time!

  14. #14
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    Re: Virginia Halfpenny 1773

    Thanks Neil, I was very surprised and happy that it Virginia was waiting for me...
    Its a small world until you have to walk somewhere.

  15. #15

    Re: Virginia Halfpenny 1773

    A Va Halfpenny will show up every now and then, usually when least expected. I remember the last one I found, (Thanksgiving Day 2009) I thought it was an undersized counterfeit KGIII Halfpenny till I got it home and got the crud off of it. Glad to see another one being found in SJ. I have 3, think my son has one, perhaps two.

    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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