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    It's where you end up sometimes

    Sometimes where a hunt begins is not always where it ends. I'll attempt to make this a brief story.
    Me and Iron Patch got to kick off our fall hunting today to celebrate his b-day today (ps he's old)lol
    We made plans to hunt other areas of a site we discovered years before, it didn't pan out the way we wanted so we hit the road looking for a new spot. After discussing looking at few other old sites we've been to, we noticed a little field that was cut and ready that wasn't one we tried before. I talked to a guy whos family owned the property; he wanted me to talk about it with his father ,who was out of town til the end of the week, ok.
    So, when leaving I gave the option of left or right to IP, he chose left and we hit a nearby field that we had detected a couple of times in the past; notable finds included some coins, buttons, musket balls and bullets, and my 12lb cannonball.

    We had a couple of hours before dark to make our day happen. So just when the rain started I was very happy to pop out a little gem of a find!
    A decent example of a McCausland penny, a local token from the early 1800s

    A few of you Canadians out there may recognize this one from the coin books etc; but still it's a pretty rare one anywhere on the planet including here!
    I think I blew out the candle on IPs cake when I told him about it but maybe he'll find something better on my birthday!
    This is now my best one and is a true detecting prize!


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    ...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
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    That thing is awesome IH! Happy birthday IP.....I just found a killer coin and for your birthday I'm gonna let you look at it lol
    Greatday05 and whammy like this.
    "Life which is lived without zest and adventure-is not life at all."
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    ca
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    WOW your doing alright freestylin. When the books don't give a price, and just say RARE...that's a good sign...a VERY good sign.

    Since it's only a slightly different spelling. I wonder if it's the same guy who had the other one made ?

    "now my best one" does that mean you have another of the same ?

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    ca
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick (Nova Scotia) View Post
    WOW your doing alright freestylin. When the books don't give a price, and just say RARE...that's a good sign...a VERY good sign.

    Since it's only a slightly different spelling. I wonder if it's the same guy who had the other one made ?

    "now my best one" does that mean you have another of the same ?
    The idea of the spelling and possibly the attribution of the other token being produced by the same person had been mentioned before by some researchers on that subject; I'm unsure of their conclusion. Either way, both are rare!
    Answer to second question , yes, four
    Answer to unasked question, yes, I have the other one too!
    ...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
    Oct 2013
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    Iron horse excuse my ignorance on your great find. I just did some research and that really is a hell of a find. I would say that it should be on the banner. If I'm mistaken and it's not what I think it is please correct me. Fantastic find buddy
    ANTIQUARIAN likes this.
    "Life which is lived without zest and adventure-is not life at all."
    -F.A. Mitchell-Hedges, British Explorer
    2017 BEST FINDS
    -1723 KG1
    -Colonial Cufflinks
    Oldest Coin To Date: 1652 Pine Tree Shilling NOE 29
    Colonial Silver To Date: 11
    Hammered Coins To Date: 1664 Potosi Mint COB
    1653 Copper Cob

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    ca
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahab8 View Post
    Iron horse excuse my ignorance on your great find. I just did some research and that really is a hell of a find. I would say that it should be on the banner. If I'm mistaken and it's not what I think it is please correct me. Fantastic find buddy
    You probably got it right
    Some might call it a grail find or a find of a lifetime, I think it's both of those and more
    It's the kind of thing you see at auctions going for $$$$, I'm happy to pay gas and battery money for mine
    ...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
    Oct 2013
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    Well I voted Banner on it bud. God knows it certainly is a way better find than lots of things that go up top. So you have my vote. It's both scarce and it's valuable. Sounds like a winner to me. Great find.
    "Life which is lived without zest and adventure-is not life at all."
    -F.A. Mitchell-Hedges, British Explorer
    2017 BEST FINDS
    -1723 KG1
    -Colonial Cufflinks
    Oldest Coin To Date: 1652 Pine Tree Shilling NOE 29
    Colonial Silver To Date: 11
    Hammered Coins To Date: 1664 Potosi Mint COB
    1653 Copper Cob

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    ca
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    thanks Abe
    ...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
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    I also had to do some research and wow! That's an excellent find. It deserves a spot on the banner so you have my vote.

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    mikeraydj

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    Banner!

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    Ironhorse, You've got my vote! Congrat's!!

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    gr
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    Fantastic find, Ironhorse! That's the first time I've even seen that one.
    Metal detecting addiction counselling... does it exist?


  13. #13
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    Coin licker

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    I'm tired and stopped for a look, why don't one of you wiz kids do me the favor of educating me on this, so I don't have to research it. Feeling very lazy at this time of night. Maybe in the morning I can read what it is (I'm very green, just a babe in the woods here)

    Congrats on the great find, judging by the caliper of people voting I'm going in blind and you get my vote!
    I love this hobby so much, now I'm a coin licker!

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    Nice digs.

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    ca
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    For an idea of value, one was listed this past june at auction with a start bid of $4,500.oo, with an estimate of $7,000.oo

    It was in about the same condition.

    McCausland Penny token PE-2. - Canadian Coin & Currency

 

 
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