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  1. #1
    Jan 2007
    South Eastern VA
    Minelab E-trac, Minelab SE, 12x15 and the 10x12 Butterfly Excel, 12.5 Excel,18.5 Excel
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    Virginia 1773 HalfPenny

    Hi everyone, Just wanted to join the chat being a new member and also new at metal detecting. I wanted to wait until I had a interesting find before posting my 2007 finds. Today was the day. I was relic hunting and thought I had 2 colonial buttons when to my surprise one turned out to be a VA 1773 Halfpennies. I don't know much about them but after a quick Goggle am pretty happy with it. I may have to quit my day job to allow more quality dig time. I hope the pictures come thru okay. Hope this weekend brings more posts.
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  2. #2

    Jun 2005
    Bellefonte, PA
    8 times

    Re: Virginia 1773 HalfPennie

    Congrats to you Ronin on your find, and welcome to the TreasureNet. As you probably know, most people on the site love to see pics of the finds. It's also a great way to catalogue your finds and to hold on to the memories of your hunts. I'll be looking for more of your posts in the future, and good luck to you. 1800's is the oldest I have so far, so you're doing great.

  3. #3
    Gypsyheart~ Queen of Rust

    Nov 2005
    312 times

    Re: Virginia 1773 HalfPennie

    Very nice find.Thats an excellent way to start the New Year! Welcome to Treasurenet .
    I go a great distance,while some are considering whether they will start today or tomorrow

  4. #4

    Oct 2004
    Washington State
    8 times

    Re: Virginia 1773 HalfPennie

    I'd never heard of that coin before, glad you posted it. Pretty darn good find, congrats and welcome to the forum.
    White's DFX

  5. #5

    Jan 2005
    Stanfield, Oregon
    6 times

    Re: Virginia 1773 HalfPennie

    You are off to an EXCELLENT START! Keep it up.

  6. #6
    My Find of a Lifetime!

    Oct 2006
    Philadelphia Area
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    Banner Finds (2)
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    Re: Virginia 1773 HalfPennie

    Welcome to the forum!

    Very nice finds....You may want to read some of the posts on cleaning large copper coins in the Cleaning & Preservation forum , and photo techniques too!

  7. #7

    Re: Virginia 1773 HalfPennie

    Finds are GREAT and so are the pics!

    Congrats and welcome to the forum!


  8. #8

    Re: Virginia 1773 HalfPennie

    Welcome Ron, you are certainly in one of the top hot spots in the country for finding anything from 1600's up through Civil War era stuff. Congrats on the Virginia Halfpenny and may more be coming your way.

    "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."

  9. #9

    Dec 2006
    Garrett GTI 2500
    1 times

    Re: Virginia 1773 HalfPennie

    Cool digs! 8)m Motor on!

    Red Thunder
    Ones trash may be another's treasure.

  10. #10
    Feb 2005
    West Michigan
    A stick with a box at one end and a round thing on the other.
    583 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: Virginia 1773 HalfPennie

    Welcome aboard,

    looks like a good start there!



  11. #11
    Sep 2005
    Whites DFX & Beach Hunter ID
    440 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Virginia 1773 HalfPennie

    Fantastic job!


  12. #12
    Jan 2005
    Great Falls, Montana
    White's DFX & a Sunray probe
    34 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)
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    Re: Virginia 1773 HalfPennie

    Wow, Ronin...You're starting off with a bang!

    Welcome to the forum....I'm sure we'll be seeing great things coming out of Williamsburg!

  13. #13

    Re: Virginia 1773 HalfPennie

    Great finds. Say, what type of shell casing is that in the lower left next to the .22 cal shells? I found something that looks just like that in Middleburg, VA yesterday. It says 30.06 SPRG RP onthe back. I assume the SPRG is short for Springfield, but I don't know what the RP stands for. Could it be short for "repeater"? Certainly not CW era - there was a lot of cavalry action there, and the Union troops were equiped with Spencer carbines. But they were larger caliber than that - I'm assuming this is something from the first had fo the 20th century. Probably trash, but I'm curious to learn. I'm new at this too.

  14. #14
    Nov 2005
    Minelab GPX 5000, X-Terra 70, Garret Infinium, Tesorro Tiger Shark, ACE 250, Nautilus DMC 2B, Fisher 1235
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
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    Re: Virginia 1773 HalfPennie

    Wow, what a GREAT fine. Thanks for posting the pictures. Also welcome to the forum.

    HH, Ringfinder
    Minelab GPX 4500, Nautilus IIB, ACE 250, Tesoro Tiger Shark, Depth Pro, Fisher 1235, Fisher F-75, Minelab Explorer II, X-terra 70

  15. #15
    Dec 2006
    Tejon, Cibola, T2
    1309 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Virginia 1773 HalfPennie

    RP on the 30-06 casing stands for Remington Peters, manufacturer of the shell. This mark was used from about 1960 until the present.


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