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  1. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Tree Chaser View Post
    Scrappy: I got an ID on the decorative monkey piece - killer find! Check it out.

    Attachment 1473235

    I'm quite certain that you've recovered a belt plate fragment belonging to General Ursus from the original Planet of the Apes, you know, Charlton Heston and all that. He was a great military leader as far as gorillas go. Amazing find! Congrats!
    Excellent ID! I was however, unaware of action in the area we searched. Perhaps this will rewrite history! Lol.

    Cheers


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    Running totals:

    Hammered Silvers - 2
    Hammered Coppers - 1
    Milled Spanish Silver - 13
    Colonial State Coppers - 7
    United States Cent/Half cent Coppers - 118
    British & Other colonial Coppers - 95
    Slick coppers - too painful to talk about
    Silver Coins - 900-1000

    Favourite Finds:
    1665 1-reale Spanish Cob
    Revolutionary War stirrup
    1812 2nd Regiment Artillarists pewter button
    1695 Willam 3rd Halfpenny in excellent condition
    G.W. Inagural Buttons - 6 Point Estoile cuff variety
    Love token etched on 1859 seated Dime
    1852 Trimmy trimmy trime
    1831 Louis Phillippe 1st - 5 Franc
    1783 Nova Constelatio, Crosby-3C
    1749 King George II Farthing (mint fresh)





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  2. #17
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    AlwYs a pleasure hunting with the ba$tard$
    I found nothing. But smoked a lot of
    " Indian tobacco " and took a short siesta.
    I love those woods. What a great piece of land. I know
    There's more there. When fall comes and it opens up we will kill it
    Eastcoast

  3. #18
    You seem to pull some nice ones out on every trip Steve, and yesterday was no exception. Keep 'em coming man ....
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    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)
    - 1761/62 German 21 heller (cut)
    - 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.

  4. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrappy View Post
    Thanks for the tip on the Dump issue. I was under the impression it was all but the late ones.

    What's the story behind the 1720 not being commonly dug here in the US? I looked and they seem quite common.

    1719 Dump would not be dug as it's a fairly rare coin in general. I just googled for 5 minutes and couldn't find a single example online.

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    1720 Dump issue Half Penny, shoe buckle, Flying Eagle Cent, flatties..

    Pfft, as if digging coins from the first quarter of the 18th century isn't awesome! Very nice digs, and that little face is a really cool find
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  6. #21
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    Congrats on the nice finds Scrappy.

    Glad to see that you finally found a FE cent.

    Also nice to see the BOBs out in the woods together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eastcoasthunter21 View Post
    AlwYs a pleasure hunting with the ba$tard$
    I found nothing. But smoked a lot of
    " Indian tobacco " and took a short siesta.
    I love those woods. What a great piece of land. I know
    There's more there. When fall comes and it opens up we will kill it
    There's certainly more of a story to tell. That KG where I found it seems like a random drop as you know. But nothing is ever quite "random". Thanks for the hunt bud


    "Take the detecta-drama elsewhere - I'm just here to dig!"


    Running totals:

    Hammered Silvers - 2
    Hammered Coppers - 1
    Milled Spanish Silver - 13
    Colonial State Coppers - 7
    United States Cent/Half cent Coppers - 118
    British & Other colonial Coppers - 95
    Slick coppers - too painful to talk about
    Silver Coins - 900-1000

    Favourite Finds:
    1665 1-reale Spanish Cob
    Revolutionary War stirrup
    1812 2nd Regiment Artillarists pewter button
    1695 Willam 3rd Halfpenny in excellent condition
    G.W. Inagural Buttons - 6 Point Estoile cuff variety
    Love token etched on 1859 seated Dime
    1852 Trimmy trimmy trime
    1831 Louis Phillippe 1st - 5 Franc
    1783 Nova Constelatio, Crosby-3C
    1749 King George II Farthing (mint fresh)





    If it ain't at least seated, it aint Sh*t

  8. #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D. (VA) View Post
    You seem to pull some nice ones out on every trip Steve, and yesterday was no exception. Keep 'em coming man ....
    Thanks Bill. The KG was a random drop it seems. We were a good 1/4 mile from the site. I'm thinking that one was luck. I will say a few of the other coins found on-site were KG1's and an early 18th Century French copper. Thx for looking bud


    "Take the detecta-drama elsewhere - I'm just here to dig!"


    Running totals:

    Hammered Silvers - 2
    Hammered Coppers - 1
    Milled Spanish Silver - 13
    Colonial State Coppers - 7
    United States Cent/Half cent Coppers - 118
    British & Other colonial Coppers - 95
    Slick coppers - too painful to talk about
    Silver Coins - 900-1000

    Favourite Finds:
    1665 1-reale Spanish Cob
    Revolutionary War stirrup
    1812 2nd Regiment Artillarists pewter button
    1695 Willam 3rd Halfpenny in excellent condition
    G.W. Inagural Buttons - 6 Point Estoile cuff variety
    Love token etched on 1859 seated Dime
    1852 Trimmy trimmy trime
    1831 Louis Phillippe 1st - 5 Franc
    1783 Nova Constelatio, Crosby-3C
    1749 King George II Farthing (mint fresh)





    If it ain't at least seated, it aint Sh*t

  9. #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carolina Tom View Post
    Congrats on the nice finds Scrappy.

    Glad to see that you finally found a FE cent.

    Also nice to see the BOBs out in the woods together.
    Thanks Tom. I must say I was quite tired of everyone around me finding them. But a nice friend once gave me a shirt with a flying eagle coin image on it, and I happened to be wearing it that day. I give him all the credit. Lol
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    "Take the detecta-drama elsewhere - I'm just here to dig!"


    Running totals:

    Hammered Silvers - 2
    Hammered Coppers - 1
    Milled Spanish Silver - 13
    Colonial State Coppers - 7
    United States Cent/Half cent Coppers - 118
    British & Other colonial Coppers - 95
    Slick coppers - too painful to talk about
    Silver Coins - 900-1000

    Favourite Finds:
    1665 1-reale Spanish Cob
    Revolutionary War stirrup
    1812 2nd Regiment Artillarists pewter button
    1695 Willam 3rd Halfpenny in excellent condition
    G.W. Inagural Buttons - 6 Point Estoile cuff variety
    Love token etched on 1859 seated Dime
    1852 Trimmy trimmy trime
    1831 Louis Phillippe 1st - 5 Franc
    1783 Nova Constelatio, Crosby-3C
    1749 King George II Farthing (mint fresh)





    If it ain't at least seated, it aint Sh*t

  10. #25
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    Terrific historical finds! I love to see a coin come up that I've never seen before -- awesome!
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    Nice digs Steve, KGI is always a welcome site, but that hollow...pewter?? monkey is an interesting piece. Good luck pinning down an ID
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  13. #28
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    Nice work! So was that your first FE? If so, there was a bit of that going around this weekend. Big congrats to you for notching it.

    Glad you made it out there with friends and had some cool history to show for it.
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  14. #29
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    Way to go Scrappy! Quality finds, as usual. Got to say..loving the little face thing...
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    Very cool hunt and congrats on some wonderful finds!!!!!
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    We might not be able to take it with us; but at least we can enjoy it after finding it!!!

 

 
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