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    I only got a little hammered today...but hammered is hammered (1500's hammered coin!)

    I have had a hectic work schedule as of late and due to that I decided that I needed a day off. My buddy Bill D. was more than willing to go digging today as I hardly take a day off work.

    To set the stage - Bill and I have had a friendly competition this year to see who would dig the most colonial silver. We only counted coins that we dig while digging together and while I jumped out to an early lead, Bill quickly caught up, the score today in the 9th inning was 9 - 8 with me in the lead.

    Well folks - I did a Babe Ruth and pointed to the fences (called my shot). Towards the end of the day, Bill was still hard at work looking for the tie when I said "You know there has to be a hammered coin at this tie." Followed by "good luck, I am now going to go and dig a cut coin behind you." Well it technically was not behind Bill, but it was below him on the hill as within 60 seconds I had dug the hammered 1500's cut and holed coin (never seen such a trifecta but it adds character). The coin matches up well with two other hammered Lizzies that I dug last year and it most likely the sixpence (see image for the match).

    Well there were other highlights to the day (I will let Bill D fill you in). I managed a handful of buttons and lead. One particuarly cool lead piece is the remnants of a bar clipped from casting shot (see the casting spurs).

    Another neat find was the 18th century candlestick - I only wish that I could have recovered more of the pieces. The pewter button and a few other odds and ends came from a very short hunt the other afternoon.

    UPDATE: I forgot to include the pictures of a set of early glass cufflinks that I also found. Nice when they are intact.

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    HH

    Dan
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    Last edited by HomeGuardDan; May 23, 2014 at 07:05 PM.

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    us
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    Wow... who says you have to be in Europe to find hammered?! Sweet finds!!
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    Fine way to close out the season Dan, especially at Bills site. It was a hard fought Battle and I have no doubt the competition will be as tough next year. Really unique find.

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    Nice work there slugger. You certainly hit a home run with that one. I guess my plan backfired today as I was hoping if I could get you out one last time I could even the score, and we could go into extra innings next fall. But your solo blast in the top of the ninth made it extra tough for a last minute comeback. At least I was able to recover a sympathy coin so I didn't have to go home with my head hung low. Glad you enjoyed the milkshake - you earned it!
    Last edited by Bill D. (VA); May 23, 2014 at 06:13 PM.

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    BUT...........Bill and Dan............isn't the year over at the end of December? I know you won't get to do much hunting till the fall but I don't think this competition is officially over is it?

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    Great cut hammered Dan. I'll get one one day!

    Do you think that shot was cast in a two row gang mold? That's pretty cool, I've only seen singled row runners. What a great day!

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    Zodiacdiverdave

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    Fantastic recovery Dan, were you using the ATP when you found that?
    ZDD
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    LOL...Love a little bit of fun competition..adds some flavour to the hunt !!!

    Gogogo Bill.D ..time to catch up !!!

    Very nice coin ...damn 1500s is crazy old for this continent !!!

    You guys have had a tremendous year !

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    Quote Originally Posted by beez0404 View Post
    BUT...........Bill and Dan............isn't the year over at the end of December? I know you won't get to do much hunting till the fall but I don't think this competition is officially over is it?
    The season is indeed over...we go fall-spring, sort of like hunting season...this is the last field not planted. Bill did buy me ice cream to celebrate ha
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    Thanks for sharing...
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    Quote Originally Posted by AQUA View Post
    LOL...Love a little bit of fun competition..adds some flavour to the hunt !!!

    Gogogo Bill.D ..time to catch up !!!

    Very nice coin ...damn 1500s is crazy old for this continent !!!

    You guys have had a tremendous year !
    I had my chance but blew it yesterday. But there's always next season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HomeGuardDan View Post
    I have had a hectic work schedule as of late and due to that I decided that I needed a day off. My buddy Bill D. was more than willing to go digging today as I hardly take a day off work.

    To set the stage - Bill and I have had a friendly competition this year to see who would dig the most colonial silver. We only counted coins that we dig while digging together and while I jumped out to an early lead, Bill quickly caught up, the score today in the 9th inning was 9 - 8 with me in the lead.

    Well folks - I did a Babe Ruth and pointed to the fences (called my shot). Towards the end of the day, Bill was still hard at work looking for the tie when I said "You know there has to be a hammered coin at this tie." Followed by "good luck, I am now going to go and dig a cut coin behind you." Well it technically was not behind Bill, but it was below him on the hill as within 60 seconds I had dug the hammered 1500's cut and holed coin (never seen such a trifecta but it adds character). The coin matches up well with two other hammered Lizzies that I dug last year and it most likely the sixpence (see image for the match).

    Well there were other highlights to the day (I will let Bill D fill you in). I managed a handful of buttons and lead. One particuarly cool lead piece is the remnants of a bar clipped from casting shot (see the casting spurs).

    Another neat find was the 18th century candlestick - I only wish that I could have recovered more of the pieces. The pewter button and a few other odds and ends came from a very short hunt the other afternoon.

    UPDATE: I forgot to include the pictures of a set of early glass cufflinks that I also found. Nice when they are intact.

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    Dan
    An hammered is always a good find .
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    Congrats on your finds Dan, that hammered silver is beautiful!
    The colonial cuff-links and the buttons are in decent shape too!

    Dave
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    Very nice guys!
    I love this hobby so much, now I'm a coin licker!

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    Well I guess the trophy cup sets on your mantel ....till fall. Then it's on again!
    Nice hunt guys!
    I wouldn't know what that was if I found it! One more reason to keep all my finds!

 

 
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