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    us
    Jul 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
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    INCREDIBLE DAY - 3 Colonial Silvers including a 1661 Hammered Hungarian!!

    This Saturday Tom and I made plans to hit two of our well pounded but still productive colonial sites. The first site we hit was is a VERY early site for our area. Between the two of us, we have hit this place over 30 times. But we hadnít been there since the last plowing. On the way I mentioned that despite finding dozens of coppers between us, the place had only given up 4 silver coins that we know of. Upon arriving at the site, I dug a small tombac right off the bat. A minute later I had another signal that was reading in the high 50ís on my F75. I was thinking another button, but was surprised to see a one real sized silver coin in the dirt (see first dirt shot below). After removing it from the dirt and pouring some water on it, we could see it was a paper thin silver coin with a date of 1661 the likes of which we had never seen before. I took a couple pictures with my phone and sent them off to Don in SJ for an ID. Don came through as usual with the ID Ė King Leopold of Hungary, 3 Krajczar! Wow, a Hammered Hungarian from the 17th century in Southwestern Pennsylvania! I feel certain that this coin was used as Indian Trade Silver based on the history of the site and the crude hole punched in it. I went on to find another nice colonial silver Ė a cut 2 reale with a full date of 1708! Besides the 2 colonial silvers, I only found one button and six musket balls at the first site.
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    On to the second site we went where Tom got on the board with 1784 one Real from the Potosi Bolivia mint (pictured below). Not to be out done, I responded with a worn 1778 half Real and two coppers. I also got three buttons at the second site.
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    All in all not a lot of quantity, but I will take quality over quantity any day. I found my oldest dated Spanish coin AND my oldest dated coin period in the same day. Truly a day to remember!!
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  2. #2

    Jan 2007
    Northern Middle Tennessee
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    That looiks like a BANNER day to me Steve. I nominated it as such. Incredible hunt. WTG, Q.
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    us
    Aug 2011
    Swampeast Missouri
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    And that right there is why we all keep digging little holes in the ground......... that is a great day of digging, Steve. Congrats on some great finds and Happy Hunting.
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    us
    Jul 2010
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    Quote Originally Posted by VOL1266-X View Post
    That looiks like a BANNER day to me Steve. I nominated it as such. Incredible hunt. WTG, Q.
    Thanks Quindy. I thought a 1661 hammered silver coin found in SW PA might be Banner worthy. Especially considering it was probably worn by a native American.
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    ca
    Oct 2009
    East Dirtyville
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    Wow

    Pa is the place to be these days. Lots of quality finds down there these days!
    ...if you think I'm a pain in the neck, it's lower, lower,little bit lower, too low, higher, there ya go.....

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    us
    Dec 2006
    Ocean City, Md
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    Contrats on a fantastic hunt!
    Kirk PA and Steve in PA like this.

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    ca
    May 2008
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    Now your cooking with gas.

    The hammered is in excellent condition. Just that one find would make ones day.

    And all after 30 hunts.
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    I'd be pretty surprised too, to see a 1661 3 Kreuzer in the dirt. You probably just beat my whole year for old silver.
    Kirk PA, Steve in PA, Sobo and 1 others like this.

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    us
    Jun 2012
    Western MA
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    Congrats. What an amazing hunt. I'm putting in a banner vote on that hammered silver.
    Steve in PA likes this.

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    Dec 2003
    Western Schuylkill County
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    nice Finds Steve ! I need a day like that
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  11. #11

    May 2009
    Pennsylvania
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    Oh, Boy! Bammmmmmmm! Steve on the Banner! I am voting. Those finds can't be topped for PA. I really like those early pottery shards as well. Good hunting, Steve. I think you are smiling now. Bam!

    Keep the passion high!

    Kirk
    Steve in PA likes this.
    Keep the passion high!

  12. #12
    us
    Jun 2012
    NJ
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    Are you sure that's not a 1991?
    Kidding!
    Congratulations on you second start of a smiley face of cut silver!
    Banner!
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  13. #13
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    Tony

    May 2013
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    Awesome..

  14. #14
    us
    Jun 2012
    MA
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    Great finds! Awesome!

  15. #15

    Aug 2013
    Cape Breton Island
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    Fantastic hunt. congratulations on the hammered
    Steve in PA likes this.

 

 
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