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    1620's HAMMERED SKILLING, 1690's WILLIAM III FARTHING, BUCKLE FRAGS...

    Got out for a river hunt with my buddy Andy. We sampled a few sites with not much to show then we hit the site we intended to go to. The site is loaded with iron and ballast stone and being that I'm relatively new to river hunting, target recovery time was a little too long for my liking. We did manage a couple of coins, some lead and buckle frags but the best thing of all was the learning factor. We've really learned that river bottoms vary tremendously, some you shouldn't bother with and others require the proper tools.
    I found a 1620s Skilling (thanks to Bramblefind for the ID) and Andy found a 1690s William III farthing. Thanks for looking!
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    Last edited by joeyfresh; Jul 16, 2017 at 08:58 PM.

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    can't even begin to imagine finding those, congrats
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    LUKE 15 : 8 "OR WHAT WOMAN, IF SHE HAS TEN SILVER COINS AND LOSES ONE COIN,DOES NOT LIGHT A LAMP AND SWEEP THE HOUSE AND SEARCH CAREFULLY UNTIL SHE FINDS IT?" 15 : 9 "AND WHEN SHE HAS FOUND IT, SHE CALLS TOGETHER HER FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, SAYING, "REJOICE WITH ME, FOR I HAVE FOUND THE COIN WHICH I HAD LOST!"

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    1620s? Awesome. You can't go back much further than that date.
    got Mass Silver?

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    Dang that's old. Nice!

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    Congratulations on some great finds. Awesome to find something that old.

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    se
    Sep 2006
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    Nice finds! I love finding buckles.
    Geologists are gneiss, tuff, and a little wacke.

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    Getting a hammered silver on this side of the pond-very nicely done.

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    art

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    Wow you guys really found the oldies congrats
    Growing old is not for sissies I thought it would take longer to get old.

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    Say what? Hammered silver?

    Very well done sir. That is an exceptional find, congrats.

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    Killer hunt Joey! That skilling is absolutely awesome. So when you actually get the hang of water hunting everyone better look out! Lol.

    Cheers


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


    Running totals:

    Hammered Silvers - 2
    Hammered Coppers - 1
    Milled Spanish Silver - 12
    Colonial State Coppers - 7
    United States Cent/Half cent Coppers - 107
    British & Other colonial Coppers - 90
    Slick coppers - too painful to talk about
    Silver Coins - 800-900

    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

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    Glad you guys were finally able to score a couple early coins. That skilling is really cool although it appears some of the local marine life has been chewing on it for a while . Looks like all the hours you've been putting in are finally starting to pay off. I'm sure you'll be hitting that site again soon so good luck.
    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.

    BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT:

    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 during Fall 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 as it covers topics such as research, permission, how to read and search sites, trash pits, artifact cleaning, preservation, documentation and display, ethics, and much more. 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, which could be as early as October.
    (Last updated 7-11-17)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Tree Chaser View Post
    1620s? Awesome. You can't go back much further than that date.
    Yeah, it's an old site that will hopefully produce more good finds but in better condition I hope

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrappy View Post
    Killer hunt Joey! That skilling is absolutely awesome. So when you actually get the hang of water hunting everyone better look out! Lol.

    Cheers
    I hope so Steve-o. I was starting to lose hope but this should give me a little more motivation to keep at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D. (VA) View Post
    Glad you guys were finally able to score a couple early coins. That skilling is really cool although it appears some of the local marine life has been chewing on it for a while . Looks like all the hours you've been putting in are finally starting to pay off. I'm sure you'll be hitting that site again soon so good luck.
    Yeah, I was lucky someone could ID it since it's in rough shape. Now that this may be a good spot it's time for you to come try it. I'll take you under my wing and show you how a professional does it

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    Quote Originally Posted by trapperart View Post
    Wow you guys really found the oldies congrats
    The first slaves were brought over by the Dutch in 1619. They traversed these waterways and that Skilling may have been from one of those Dutch merchant ships.

 

 
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