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    us
    Oct 2012
    Baltimore, MD
    garrett at pro
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Found this coin yesterday, no idea what it is...

    I'm new to metal detecting and found this coin yesterday (5th time out) about 8-10 inches down. I'm having a hard time cleaning it or what's left of it. Had it in peroxide overnight and it's still a mess. I know nothing about coins and was hoping one of you might know what it is? I believe it's made of copper. These are the best photos I'm getting with my phone (not the best macro) and will reshoot it later if someone out there thinks it will help. There's a bust on the front facing to the left and nothing identifiable on the back. Any tips for further cleaning the crud off of it would be appreciated also. THANKS!! ~b.
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  2. #2
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    us
    May 2011
    MASATHVSETS/Vermont
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    Looks like a King George Copper! Nice find, welcome to the 1700's!

  3. #3
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    us
    May 2011
    MASATHVSETS/Vermont
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    Could be a CT or other state copper too, I'm not the expert. Que Iron Patch

  4. #4

    Oct 2012
    12
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Yeah, it looks like a George II Copper. Great find.

  5. #5
    us
    Mr. Schulz

    Mar 2012
    DeWitt, Iowa
    Ace 250, Bounty Hunter Tracker IV, Custom Recovery tools, Nupla Prb4t Soil Probe 60 IN,
    1,541
    310 times
    Coin Roll Hunting, Bottle hunting, and Metal Detecting
    Looks 1700's to me... Could be one of the State Coppers or a King George, but let the other experts determine that.
    2013 Finds- 12/3

    Bottle Digging
    Blob tops: 0
    Hutches: 2
    Medicines: 23
    Local Bottles: 24
    Tokens: 2, (1) Local
    1948 S Roosie Dime
    8 Spoons
    Music box part
    Axe Head
    19th Century cutting scissors
    ~
    Metal Detecting:
    Foreign: 1
    Wheats: 28
    Silver Dimes: 1
    Token: 1
    Clad: $47.53

  6. #6
    King George II. Looks to be a Regal example. (Made by "The Crown") Congrats............Hogge
    1783 CFT. KG III 1/2 Penny (25-83A)-1 of 3 known *Sold $3,750, Vermont Landscape Coppers Ryder 6 *Sold $760, Ryder7 (Avatar)** Sold $1,275*,1st Batt Royal Artillery Cartridge Box Sling Belt Tip* SOLD $1,583*,(3)- GW Inaugural Buttons-2-Cobb# 17-J.* Sold both--$405 and $400. *GW Button Cobb 17-I-*Sold $316- New Jersey Copper M14-J Sold $125- Continental Army Button *Sold $800.....To be continued

  7. #7
    us
    Feb 2012
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    Very nice coin, you need to heat the peroxide for one minuate in a glass dish in the microwave then put the coin in the dish and watch it boil until bubbles stop twenty to thirty minuates.
    Repeat until clean, you won't hurt the coin or the patina doing this. If you have any questions pm em.Leprechaun.
    coinhound and BobinSouthVA like this.

  8. #8
    Yep, George II Circa. 1729-1739.

  9. #9
    us
    Oct 2012
    Baltimore, MD
    garrett at pro
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    11 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Wow thanks for the help!! Still haven't found silver or gold yet (hoping a small lid I found and just posted is tho) but this is a pretty good start!!

  10. #10
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    CANE FIELD BANDITS and IRON BRIGADE MEMBER

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    Quote Originally Posted by b0v13 View Post
    Wow thanks for the help!! Still haven't found silver or gold yet (hoping a small lid I found and just posted is tho) but this is a pretty good start!!
    Welcome to the educational journey. That's what metal detecting really is. Education and public relations. If you're open to improving your skills at talking to people, and interesting in learning, you will do well. My advice for new detectorists that live in areas with lots of history is to post everything old you find, no matter how insignificant it might seem. There are often valuable relics that can easily be dismissed as junk, and the experienced diggers on here will chime in and identify anything you've missed. Plus, it's great to see what folks are finding, rather than just a coin or relic with no context in the form of other finds.

    Great coin you dug there! A King George copper is still on my list after 20 years of digging, and you can see by my finds that it isn't for lack of trying. Just never lived in an area where they circulated as much as they did up North. Congrats and Happy Hunting!

    -Buck
    2014 CaneField Bandits Totals:
    1792 French 2 Sol Copper
    181? Cut Quarter of an 8 Reales
    1826 Two Reales
    1827 Peruvian Republic 1 Real
    1815 Ferdinand 1 Real
    1829 Cap and Rays 1 Real
    1814 and one Dateless Half Real
    1872 Seated Half Dollar
    1876-S Seated Quarter
    Six Seated Half Dimes: Two 1840-O Half Dimes, 1842-O, 1848-O, 1857 and one dateless half dime
    1876-CC, Two 1876-S, Two 1887 and an 1888 Seated Dimes
    U.S.S. New Orleans Silver Pendant (1890s)
    Large New Orleans Hallmarked Silver Spoon and a monogrammed antebellum coin silver spoon
    185? Large Cent
    c.1830-40s Belgian .50 cal brass pistol barrel and frame
    Confederate Pelican Civil War Button
    1840s Convex Eagle Militia Button
    CW Eagle "I" Button
    CW Era "snake" Sword Hanger
    Blacksmith-Forged Picket Pin
    1941 Walking Liberty Half Dollar
    1896 Barber Quarter
    1943, 1954, and 1963-D Quarters
    1902-O Barber Dime
    1945 and 1945-S Mercury Dimes
    1864-L Indian Head Cent
    186?, 1866, and a Dateless Shield Nickel
    Assorted Civil War Bullets and Musketballs
    Plantation Tokens
    Indian Head Cents, Wheats, Buffaloes, and GawGag
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    OUR 2012 YEAR END POST:
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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.

  11. #11
    us
    Oct 2012
    Baltimore, MD
    garrett at pro
    12
    11 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I still have everything I've dug in my bag and will be happy to photograph it all. I've been enjoying this forum for quite some time as a guest and am constantly blown away by all the awesome stuff people find. I'll include everything from here out and not worry about boring more experienced diggers with junk. Thanks BB!
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  12. #12
    us
    Sep 2012
    Northwest Ohio
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    27 times
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    Incredible find. What a way to get started in this hobby. I wish you much luck in the future.

    Coinhound

  13. #13

    May 2009
    Pennsylvania
    1,358
    68 times
    Relic Hunting
    A definite King George II copper. Baltimore, MD has huge potential for Colonial. I would hit your area hard.

    Kirk
    Keep the passion high!

  14. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by b0v13 View Post
    I still have everything I've dug in my bag and will be happy to photograph it all. I've been enjoying this forum for quite some time as a guest and am constantly blown away by all the awesome stuff people find. I'll include everything from here out and not worry about boring more experienced diggers with junk. Thanks BB!
    I'm never bored by junk. Sometimes it's interesting--and valuable junk!

    Cheers,


    Buck
    2014 CaneField Bandits Totals:
    1792 French 2 Sol Copper
    181? Cut Quarter of an 8 Reales
    1826 Two Reales
    1827 Peruvian Republic 1 Real
    1815 Ferdinand 1 Real
    1829 Cap and Rays 1 Real
    1814 and one Dateless Half Real
    1872 Seated Half Dollar
    1876-S Seated Quarter
    Six Seated Half Dimes: Two 1840-O Half Dimes, 1842-O, 1848-O, 1857 and one dateless half dime
    1876-CC, Two 1876-S, Two 1887 and an 1888 Seated Dimes
    U.S.S. New Orleans Silver Pendant (1890s)
    Large New Orleans Hallmarked Silver Spoon and a monogrammed antebellum coin silver spoon
    185? Large Cent
    c.1830-40s Belgian .50 cal brass pistol barrel and frame
    Confederate Pelican Civil War Button
    1840s Convex Eagle Militia Button
    CW Eagle "I" Button
    CW Era "snake" Sword Hanger
    Blacksmith-Forged Picket Pin
    1941 Walking Liberty Half Dollar
    1896 Barber Quarter
    1943, 1954, and 1963-D Quarters
    1902-O Barber Dime
    1945 and 1945-S Mercury Dimes
    1864-L Indian Head Cent
    186?, 1866, and a Dateless Shield Nickel
    Assorted Civil War Bullets and Musketballs
    Plantation Tokens
    Indian Head Cents, Wheats, Buffaloes, and GawGag
    OUR 2013 YEAR-END POST: http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/to...-end-post.html
    OUR 2012 YEAR END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/20...ml#post3120940

    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.

  15. #15
    us
    Jun 2009
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    A early KG great find i bet there is more . HH 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 !!

    4-12-2011 Retired from the Rat Race by Choice

 

 

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