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    Terrific February Day! Found a late 1700's virgin homestead :)

    For several months I have been trying to find a way to a possible homestead site that was legal to hunt but there was no easy access to get to it. I finally figured a way to walk thru the thick underbrush that allowed me to find the site today and I was kind of happy I went through all the effort.

    I first found the refuse dump, I got a reading right away that thought might be a large copper but to my pleasant surprise it was one of those 1790 era large flat button. I had to chop the button out with my drywall hammer, but that was really no problem. Some of the ground was frozen rather hard and other sections were not that hard at all.

    Well, right after I got the large button, I found a few more and all the readings were in the refuse area and the ground was full of old oyster and clam shells, which in this area is a beautiful sight to see, meaning a homestead was very close by.

    I then got a nice reading that I made sure I got a photo of the reading on the Explorer XS since some like to ask where it read on the screen, hope you all can see it, because it screamed LARGE COPPER COIN to me!
    Sure enough, it was a King George copper and in darn good shape to.

    I ended up with about 6 buttons, of varies styles, a finial, some odds and ends and the copper coin ended up being a nice 1775 KG coin.

    I will be going back to the site again later this week or next week for sure, since the cold weather has finally released its grip.

    Enjoy the photos, I enjoyed the hunt.........

    Don in South Jersey
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    coinman123 and SC RELIC MAN like this.
    "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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    Re: Terrific February Day! Found a late 1700's virgin homestead :)

    Some photos of more of the finds after cleaning


    Don
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    "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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    Re: Terrific February Day! Found a late 1700's virgin homestead :)

    Wow Don! What a great find! Can't wait to see what else you dig up!

    Mike

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    Re: Terrific February Day! Found a late 1700's virgin homestead :)

    Buttons, coins, relics and more. Great finds, I am severely green with envy. Keep up the good work.

    Ed D.
    Keep detecting, Keep finding, Keep digging!

    Ed Donovan

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    Mar 2005
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    Re: Terrific February Day! Found a late 1700's virgin homestead :)

    man! that king george is gorgeous!! really nice button as well! way to go!
    GTI 2500/ACE 250

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    Jan 2004
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    Re: Terrific February Day! Found a late 1700's virgin homestead :)

    Great work!

    Thank you for showing what an old foundation looks like.

    Congratulations on the outstanding colonial finds!

    Cheers!


    Ridley

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    Re: Terrific February Day! Found a late 1700's virgin homestead :)

    I'm glad you got out today, Don. What a great day for you!

    Nice buttons...fantastic coin!

    It looks like one of those sites that would constantly be pulling at your earphone cord. I see why you don't use a sunray probe.

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    Nov 2006
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    Re: Terrific February Day! Found a late 1700's virgin homestead :)

    Outstanding, thats for the great pictures also

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    Re: Terrific February Day! Found a late 1700's virgin homestead :)

    WOW, Don ...Excellent outing.....fantastic finds.Nice details on the copper.
    I would love to have sites that old to hunt...Joe
    ramble on

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    Jun 2006
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    Re: Terrific February Day! Found a late 1700's virgin homestead :)


    Great finds!

    -CC
    2008 COIN ROLL HUNTING TOTALS

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    Pre '60 nicks..5
    Silver D.....2
    Silver Q....1
    Walking Liberty..0
    Franklin...........0
    Kennedy 90%...2
    Kennedy 40%...11
    Proofs...........0
    NIFC.............7

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    Re: Terrific February Day! Found a late 1700's virgin homestead :)

    WOW! THAT KING GEORGE III REALLY IS IN EXCELLENT SHAPE! WAY TO GO! I'M SURE THERE'S GOING TO BE MORE GOOD STUFF COMING FROM THAT SITE!

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    Re: Terrific February Day! Found a late 1700's virgin homestead :)

    Wow nice finds!!!!
    Earthworks...

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    Re: Terrific February Day! Found a late 1700's virgin homestead :)

    WoW Don...Just Wow your finds are awesome as usual. Like the drywall hammer your using, whatever works on this frozen ground here in the northeast...Its gonna warm up allot in the next week so off I will go, good going I can't wait to see what that site produces.

    H.H. TnT
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    Dec 2006
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    Re: Terrific February Day! Found a late 1700's virgin homestead :)

    Man, I'd be at that site until they had to medivac me out. The best is still there waiting for you.

    Mike

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    Re: Terrific February Day! Found a late 1700's virgin homestead :)

    I can't wait for "Virgin Homestead, Part II"!! That copper is a real beauty. I wish they were all in that nice of a shape. Excellent post! I think the best posts on this site look like magazine articles. Lots of back-story and action photos of digging great coins and relics out of the dirt. Thanks for taking the time to do a great post, and congrats!

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