Mar 20, 2017, 06:38 PM
Mar 20, 2017, 06:44 PM
Nice assortment of finds congrats
Growing old is not for sissies I thought it would take longer to get old.
Mar 20, 2017, 06:49 PM
Looks like you've been having a fine time detecting to me!!
Mar 20, 2017, 07:16 PM
Very nice SC button! Big congrats! Really like seeing that palmetto tree as you brush of the dirt! The pocket knife is a cool find also. Congrats again and nice post.
Mar 20, 2017, 07:23 PM
Mar 20, 2017, 07:24 PM
Nice hunt! That's a sweet button and a great presentation of your finds.
Mar 20, 2017, 08:09 PM
Mar 21, 2017, 12:59 AM
Great hunt, nice variety of digs, congratulations!
"It makes no difference whether I got anything; it has to do with how the day was spent"
Mar 21, 2017, 04:25 AM
Great finds and you did a wonderful job in presenting them.
You can either be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It all depends on how you view your life.
Mar 21, 2017, 11:36 PM
"Casper" - coincidence -check it out - (someone changed it but it used to say "Master of the Treasure" - instead of Treasurer... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casper_(name)
Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "
Mar 22, 2017, 12:03 AM
Some nice pieces of history there.
Mar 22, 2017, 02:26 AM
TOO BUSY TO DETECT, YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!
'No good comes from thinking about how much time we waste detecting, as wasted time is good soul time' - me 25/06/08
How do you find Gold coins? Reply: 'By finding lots of Silver ones..'
A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground.' 30/09/12
We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.
"Power attracts the worst and corrupts the best"- Edward Abbey
ONE LIFE - DETECT IT
Mar 22, 2017, 08:53 AM
That silver washed SC button is a great find Josh - congrats!!. Now on to the next bucket list item .....
|TOTAL COLONIAL SILVER COINS DUG: 194
- Hammered silver coins (pre-1645 not including cobs): 22
- Hammered silver coins from the 1500s: 8 (all sixpences)
- Spanish cobs: 22
- Cut silver pieces: 88
- Other whole colonial silver coins: 59
- Colonial silver counterfeits: 3
OLDEST COLONIAL SILVER COIN DUG: 1563 Elizabeth I sixpence
MOST RARE AND VALUABLE COLONIAL SILVER COIN DUG: 1659 Lord Baltimore sixpence
NOTABLE COLONIAL COPPER COINS/JETTONS/TOKENS DUG:
- Early 1600s jettons (3 dug)
- 1600s Half penny trade token
- 1650-75 Edward Jarvis "The George" tavern penny token (London)
- 1670 Bristol merchant's farthing token
- 1675 Charles II farthing
- 1677-79 Charles II bawbee sixpence
- 1694 W&M halfpenny (2 dug)
- 1795 Liberty cap cent (graded EF)
- 1797, 1798 & 1803 Draped bust LCs
- 1811 Half cent (rare date - graded EF)
- 1700s KG coppers (20-25 dug)
- 1773 Va halfpennies (42-45 dug)
- 1786 German 1 pfennig
- 1700s French copper
- Numerous 1700s undated or slicks
** All of these coins were dug at numerous colonial sites in southeast Virginia after securing property owner permission.
I am anticipating that my new book entitled "DISCOVERING VIRGINIA'S COLONIAL ARTIFACTS - A Comprehensive Guide to Recovery, Identification and Preservation" will be available sometime in late 2017. This hardcover volume, nearly 400 pages in length, will double as both a "how-to" manual as well as a colonial artifact "encyclopedia" to help ID and date your finds. This publication will be a valuable resource not just for the colonial enthusiast, but for all metal detecting hobbyists. It will also contain nearly 1000 color photos of 16th, 17th and 18th century artifacts I have personally recovered over the last 20+ years along with many quality post-colonial finds that randomly turn up at early sites. Updates will be provided as we get closer to the projected release date. (Last updated 4-10-17)
Mar 22, 2017, 11:12 AM
Love that one piece silvered SC. Now go find a one piece silvered VA to go with it
Spanish Silver Totals
Cut Pieces = 18
Half Reals = 27
1 Reals = 11
2 Reales = 6
8 Reales = 1
2 Reale Cobs = 2
Other Early Silver Coins
1797 & 1803 Draped Bust Dimes
1830 Capped Bust 5 cents
1827 Capped Bust dime
1661 Hammered silver King Leopold
1697 William III 6-pence
Space prevents me from adding other buttons, coins, and relics
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