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    Yesterday's Colonial Hunt and 1600's silver to save the day!!!

    Whew - man am I tired and sore. My good buddy Bill D and I got together for a full day hunt on a warm spring day yesterday. We decided to spend most of the day methodically sifting the Money Pit to find missing pieces of pottery / china and MONEY!! For those who did not read the earlier post, it is a reference to a pit I located a few weeks ago where several colonial coins surfaced (Money Pit Post).

    Well - we worked on it but between the heat and the size of this pit we called it a day after several hours. We did manage to locate a few nice finds and buttons - though Bill did score an additional payment from the pit (will let him tell you about it). There is something cool about eyeballing relics from a pit like this, even if just a few surface.

    We decided to spend some time surface hunting the site a bit more and am I glad we did. We worked our way towards a hill that we previously wrote off, only to see the right signs (pipe stems and glass) showing through the plowed field. Bill eyeballed probably one of the most unique signs (should call it a billboard) that I have ever seen. Either way we slowed down and dug.

    This hillside was LOADED with lead shot (almost entirely all fired) of various sizes. I kept digging lead blob after lead blob until finally I heard a nice little high tone mixed in. Out popped this beauty of a small spanish cob (likely mid 1600s) to save my coin day.

    We finished the day surface hunting a few buttons and odds and ends. My take for the day - 14 or so buttons, the cob, some lead (fired, dropped, melted) and a few other odds and ends including the majority of a pipe bowl and the back half of another. I did manage to eyeball another point and a chunk of flint.

    The season is almost over - just not yet!

    HH

    Dan
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    Great post and pics Dan (except for my ugly mug). That was a grueling day in the pit, and it could have been made so much easier if the finds had been more plentiful. But since that was our 3rd time in that dirt I guess we couldn't expect but so much. But I think we're both happy with the results from the entire day's hunt and dig, and like you were saying, anytime you can come home with spanish silver in your pocket its been a productive outing. Had a blast, and hope we can squeeze in a couple more hunts before the fat lady sings.
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    You guys must be neck and neck with the coin count. Nice cob Dan, always a welcome find. Good luck with the rest of the season.

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    Nice Cob there Danny Boy, looks like you had a "hole" lot of fun.
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    Awesome finds!!!!!!!
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    Awesome

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    Great finds Dan! Thanks for sharing...
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    That was tiring I'm sure Dan but you had some good recoveries. HH, Q.
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    great digs
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    Great collection of artefacts , and a nice Spaniard to ice the cake , congrats ..cheers Mick

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    Nice haul!

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    Great job bud! You guys have made great use of your time. A cob is high on my wish list. That old silver seems much more prominent in your area but I will keep at it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahab8 View Post
    Great job bud! You guys have made great use of your time. A cob is high on my wish list. That old silver seems much more prominent in your area but I will keep at it
    Thanks man - I hope you get one soon! Bill and I talk often about how the currency varies based on where you are located. The guys up north stand a shot at those killer tree shillings and state coppers.

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    Good job, another cob.

 

 
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