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  1. #31
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    Tommy

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  2. #32
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    Feb 2017
    Pa
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    That is beautiful! Congratulations!
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  3. #33

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    Quote Originally Posted by pepperj View Post
    One would think that this would be sitting on the top row sooner than later, I hope. Huge congrats on one the most bad -ass coppers one would ever hope to dig. Xmas came early for you, what a present.
    I'll throw my hat in on this copper!
    Thx Pepperj! I'm feeling pretty good about it now, after the crud flaked off, looks like the pics in in the books. Yep, a great Christmas present from the dirt!
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  4. #34

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve in PA View Post
    Amazing find Thad! I can't believe you found that at that place. I've always wanted to dig one of those. I put in a banner vote for that one!
    Thx for the super quick ID this morning, thought I had an old token...
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  5. #35

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blak bart View Post
    Very sweet find pa-dirt_nc-sand !! Great work ! congrats ! Got to get me one of those some day !
    Thx Bart! Maybe a little bit of luck in finding this guy... I pine for the old silver you've pulled. Thx!
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  6. #36
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    Oct 2014
    Massachusetts
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    Congratulations on the fantastic find and beautiful piece of history!
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  7. #37
    Kenny

    Sep 2012
    Lacombe, La
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    Love that coin!!!!!!! It's awesome!!!!! Congrats!!!!!!
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  8. #38
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    Oct 2010
    Georgia
    Teknetics T2SE
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    Wow, that is beautiful.
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  9. #39
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    Jul 2010
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    Quote Originally Posted by pa-dirt_nc-sand View Post
    Thx for the super quick ID this morning, thought I had an old token...
    Man you shocked the heck out of me when you text me that pic this morning. I'm still in shock!
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    Spanish Silver Totals
    Cut Pieces = 18
    Half Reals = 29
    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
    Rev War Buttons
    3rd Battalion PA, Hartley's Regiment, USA, (4) 18th Royal Irish, (2) Rattlesnake & Stars

  10. #40
    ca
    Feb 2009
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    Quote Originally Posted by pa-dirt_nc-sand View Post
    Ok, 10 hours later now and I'm back at home and finished trimming the Christmas tree. My 3 little ones look forward to this day quite a bit.

    Sooo, I took a look at the coin again and it had fully dried out from being in the dirt for 200+ years and the dirt just started flaking off. Used a wooden skewer on edge to help some bits.I'm very happy with how it looks now.Attachment 1519475Attachment 1519476
    Not quite as nice as Scrappy's, but definitely not a toasted copper!
    Plain and simple-That's down right pretty looking the way it is now.

  11. #41
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    Detect smarter, not harder.

    Mar 2014
    17th century
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    Quote Originally Posted by pa-dirt_nc-sand View Post
    Ok, 10 hours later now and I'm back at home and finished trimming the Christmas tree. My 3 little ones look forward to this day quite a bit.

    Sooo, I took a look at the coin again and it had fully dried out from being in the dirt for 200+ years and the dirt just started flaking off. Used a wooden skewer on edge to help some bits.I'm very happy with how it looks now.Attachment 1519475Attachment 1519476
    Not quite as nice as Scrappy's, but definitely not a toasted copper!
    Beauty!


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


    Running totals:

    Hammered Silvers - 2
    Hammered Coppers - 1
    Milled Spanish Silver - 14
    Transitional US State Coppers - 9
    United States Cent/Half cent Coppers - 126
    British & Other colonial Coppers - 102
    Slick coppers - too painful to talk about
    Silver Coins - Roughly 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 &. Crosby-1B
    1749 King George II Farthing (mint fresh)





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  12. #42
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    Jul 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
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    Quote Originally Posted by pa-dirt_nc-sand View Post
    Ok, 10 hours later now and I'm back at home and finished trimming the Christmas tree. My 3 little ones look forward to this day quite a bit.

    Sooo, I took a look at the coin again and it had fully dried out from being in the dirt for 200+ years and the dirt just started flaking off. Used a wooden skewer on edge to help some bits.I'm very happy with how it looks now.Attachment 1519475Attachment 1519476
    Not quite as nice as Scrappy's, but definitely not a toasted copper!
    Thad you may not realize how double lucky you you were with this one. To find it in the first place and have it in that condition. I'm very happy for you my friend!
    Spanish Silver Totals
    Cut Pieces = 18
    Half Reals = 29
    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
    Rev War Buttons
    3rd Battalion PA, Hartley's Regiment, USA, (4) 18th Royal Irish, (2) Rattlesnake & Stars

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  14. #44
    So many old sites to hunt....so little time.

    Aug 2007
    Upstate NY
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    Congrats on the Nova. Still waiting patiently to cross that one off my bucket list. .... Maybe someday.
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    Best Finds:

    1786 Vermont Landscape Copper (Ryder 7 variety)
    1787 Vermont Copper
    1787 New Jersey Copper (Maris 63 variety)
    1797 and 1804 DBLCs
    George Washington Inaugural Button (GW 1 type)
    1872 Indian Head Cent (VF/EF condition)
    1866 Indian Head Cent (EF condition)
    1864 "L" Indian Head Cent
    Hard Times Tokens---2
    1840 Gen. Harrison Campaign Token
    1832 Nova Scotia Halfpenny Token
    Two cent pieces---7
    1721 King George I
    1732 King George II
    Barber Half dollars---3
    War Of 1812 Shoulder Belt Plate

  15. #45
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    Coin licker

    Jun 2013
    New Jersey
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    Just put my banner vote in, Congrats!
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    I love this hobby so much, now I'm a coin licker!

 

 
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