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    First hunt of 2014 yields copper#1 and spanish silver #1!!! Off and running!!!

    I just spent the last nine days on vacation in Spain - one can only imagine how many Spanish coins I saw in museums and stores - heck I even visited Cadiz, the port that many many many cobs passed through.

    I already managed a nice cob just before Christmas, but as 2014 arrived, I could not wait to get out and dig. My hunting bud Bill D and I planned to go as soon as I got back and jet lag and all, I was up early (not too early) to head out on Sunday. Bill already posted his story so I will save you a repeat of the digs - but I do have to add this tid bit in.

    I have a superstition that seeing a Bald Eagle on my way to dig is a good omen, and it typically has shown to be true. On my way home from vacation, as I crossed the bridge just miles from my house, my wife and I witnessed 5 bald eagles playing in the air above our car. The very next morning I went digging with Bill and 5 coins were dug between us - how do you like those apples?

    Anyways on with the hunt - as Bill mentioned, I quickly dug a cut pistereen shortly after he unearthed his. Not too soon afterwards I dug a nice VA Half Penny. I had never dug a VA Half until I moved to VA three years ago and this now makes number 8 for me!

    I also managed to dig a few buttons including some neat little gems. I dug an early and crude pewter button with extra large loop (late 1600s-early 1700s variety), two cufflinks with designs (tudor rose and starburst). I managed to get into a fire pit/trash pit but only scored a large piece of copper at the bottom along with bricks and oyster shells (I kept a few for display purposes).

    I ended the day with 14 buttons and a handful of musket balls as well.

    The neat little lead fishing weight was fun to see - reminding me of my summer water hunting - though for now I am focused on land and silver.

    HH and wishing you all a good New Years. Sorry for the poor inside photos - was cloudy and rainy today and won't have a chance to take more until later this week.

    Dan
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    ca
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    Epic hunt! Gotta love that Spanish silver!!!

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    Oct 2012
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    You guys find some great sites

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    Bryant

    Aug 2013
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    My kind of hunt! Congrats!

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    us
    Aug 2013
    Florida
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    Very sweet.Congrats.HH.
    Any find is a good find to me.It proves my md is working.

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    Great post Dan. How prophetic your trip to Spain and observing those bald eagles turned out to be! It's amazing how consistent we are with our finds on many of our hunts. This one was no exception as we both scored identical looking cut pieces, dug Va halfpennies, and recovered an identical 14 buttons each. Doesn't get any closer than that. And as I mentioned on your FB page, your display of "relics on a half shell" will look great in one of your cases. Had a ball, and look forward to the next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D. (VA) View Post
    Great post Dan. How prophetic your trip to Spain and observing those bald eagles turned out to be! It's amazing how consistent we are with our finds on many of our hunts. This one was no exception as we both scored identical looking cut pieces, dug Va halfpennies, and recovered an identical 14 buttons each. Doesn't get any closer than that. And as I mentioned on your FB page, your display of "relics on a half shell" will look great in one of your cases. Had a ball, and look forward to the next time.
    I like the Relics on the Half Shell slogan...I typically order a cool dozen when in the mood...ha

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    Excellent hunt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by surf View Post
    Excellent hunt!

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    I like it!

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    ca
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    A good outing Dan, nice finds. Love to get one of those VA coppers.

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    ca
    Feb 2009
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    Nice going on the silver and the copper, liking picture of the finds on the half shell.

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    CASPER

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    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

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    us
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    Awesome saves, Dan. I'm always envious of the hunts you guys do!
    "Life's a garden. DIG IT!!!" - - Joe Dirt

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    would love to hunt with you guys sometime, your always on the ball.

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    Anthony

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    Nice...

 

 
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