May 28, 2012, 05:39 PM
~1700's KG copper..Amazing SLQ Silver...From the Curb Strip~
Today I broke my slump in a BIG way. BadJim met me at 7am for some more curb strip hunting. We hit an old section of town. First curb....FIRST target was a 12-41 on my etrac...about 4" deep, a classic wheat penny signal.
But boy was I wrong! Cut the plug flipped it open and I saw big copper! Never in a million yrs did I dream I would EVER get a 1700's KG copper in my town.
I can't read the date, can someone narrow down the mintage years for this design for me? This is now my oldest coin ever, last year I dug a 1773 Virginia Half Penny....I believe this coin is older than that..hope I am right.
The very next house's curb, I get a shallow 12-46, 47 reading, which I assume is a clad quarter just under the grass....WRONG again! I stuck my digger in the ground and just pushed the dirt up and out came a silver quarter, what a shock, and it turned out being a beautiful 1929 SLQ, best one I have ever dug.
A lil while late I nabbed the silver rosie and 3 wheats......and a bunch of clad. Absolutely a great day, I am on cloud nine!
May 28, 2012, 05:46 PM
I would be on cloud nine too...fantastic finds and sorry, can't help you on the old one....still gawking
May 28, 2012, 06:41 PM
That's amazing to find a KG II in a curb strip. Maybe some fill dirt was brought in there from somewhere else. Yours looks like the "old head" variety which would place it between 1740 and 1754.
May 28, 2012, 06:45 PM
thanks for the info....another member on sentinel's website thinks it is 1746, I think I can see the 4 and the 6
Originally Posted by Steve in PA
May 28, 2012, 06:47 PM
Real nice finds. Beats looking at rats nests.
May 28, 2012, 07:08 PM
that's great you found a 1700s coin. how old is your home town anyway?
May 28, 2012, 08:20 PM
congrats on an oldie in your area ..
by the way it looks more like the 1745
May 28, 2012, 08:25 PM
can you tell me what the differences are? I would love to know how to tell the different varieties
Originally Posted by leddel
May 28, 2012, 08:27 PM
my town was started in the 1850's
Originally Posted by treasurepirate1
May 28, 2012, 08:30 PM
USMC Semper Fi
What a great day congrats nice finds
Cleaning up America and getting rich, one pop-top and penny at a time.
May 28, 2012, 08:48 PM
wow, amazing finds! That SLQ looks to have a Full Head, or nearly a full one.
The KG actually looks like 1749 to me
May 28, 2012, 09:04 PM
Originally Posted by Goes4ever
sidewalk easements are so under rated! been hittin' 'em for many years,and
scored a lot of nice stuff! fact is,ya don't need an e-trac! buy a "short money" detector with a
small coil! it's ALL ya really need! just sayin' terrific finds!
May 28, 2012, 10:19 PM
The last digit is what counts. It's either 1740, 1742, 1743, 1744, or 1745.
May 28, 2012, 11:17 PM
May 28, 2012, 11:49 PM
Man! What an awsome find in the copper and WOW! thats the best looking dug SLQ that I've ever seen, Congrats. Sorry can't help on the date of your copper......HH
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