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Thread: Unbelievable! 1785 Nova Constellatio dug + Scarce variety + Live Dig!

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    Unbelievable! 1785 Nova Constellatio dug + Scarce variety + Live Dig!

    Iím still a bit shaky. Actually in the live dig you can see my hand start shaking the minute I realize what I had dug, lol.

    Iíve been clearing out a cellar hole lately and went there this morning for my second round of gut-busting stone removal. The first day had good results with a shoe buckle frag and some iron scissors, so I decided to commit my winter to a complete excavation. Hereís day 1 Attachment 1522484

    Today I took a ďbeforeĒ picture even though Iíd done some removal already. Hereís how it looked


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    I spent a good 2-3 hours removing stones and grooming the dirt for detecting but hadnít had any luck besides square nails and cauldron fragments. I was beginning to feel quite dejected after removing a ton (no kidding) of rock and finding zero non-ferrous targets when I got a pretty decent signal. Thatís when things got weird...



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    And here it is...

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    It actually looks like an off-strike on top of everything else. Hereís a guide for Identification

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    The video says it all but I must say it was quite a wonderful surprise to dig a copper, much less a transitional piece in good condition. Hereís an ďafterĒ pic of the cellar hole from 3 hours of workClick image for larger version. 

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    This is my second Nova and I now have two Scarce varieties!

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    Here they are together

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    I left after that find,but Iíll surely be back soon. Remember, you never know whatíll be in that next hole so always keep at it. Enjoy, and good hunts!

    Steve
    Last edited by Scrappy; Dec 03, 2017 at 03:47 PM.


    "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 - 104
    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
    1831 Louis Phillippe 1st - 5 Franc
    1783 Nova Constelatio, Crosby-3C &. Crosby-1B
    1749 Regal King George II Farthing
    1776 Counter King George iii





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

  2. #2
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    sweet find
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    Congratulations on stellar find! And to have dug two is just amazing!! Youíre on good old ground!
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    Amazing find. Your persistence paid off nicely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bartek View Post
    Congratulations on stellar find! And to have dug two is just amazing!! Youíre on good old ground!
    Howíd you like my video work Bart? From your professional view? 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 - 14
    Transitional US State Coppers - 9
    United States Cent/Half cent Coppers - 126
    British & Other colonial Coppers - 104
    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
    1831 Louis Phillippe 1st - 5 Franc
    1783 Nova Constelatio, Crosby-3C &. Crosby-1B
    1749 Regal King George II Farthing
    1776 Counter King George iii





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

  6. #6
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    Scrappy, well done buddy.. all that work paid off for you... congrats

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G935A using TreasureNet.com mobile app
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  7. #7
    Congrats Steve! Beautiful coin. The off strike adds some character. You deserve a second one for your hard work!
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  8. #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Willieg View Post
    Scrappy, well done buddy.. all that work paid off for you... congrats

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G935A using TreasureNet.com mobile app
    Time well spent. Unfortunately many times it doesnít work out like that, so itís important to remember times like these. Cheers
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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 - 14
    Transitional US State Coppers - 9
    United States Cent/Half cent Coppers - 126
    British & Other colonial Coppers - 104
    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
    1831 Louis Phillippe 1st - 5 Franc
    1783 Nova Constelatio, Crosby-3C &. Crosby-1B
    1749 Regal King George II Farthing
    1776 Counter King George iii





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

  9. #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Westfront View Post
    Congrats Steve! Beautiful coin. The off strike adds some character. You deserve a second one for your hard work!
    Thanks Lu. This site has certainly turned into a project. If you want a target here, you have to work hard for it. A second Nova I never thought would happen though...thatís a ďlifetimerĒ around here
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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 - 14
    Transitional US State Coppers - 9
    United States Cent/Half cent Coppers - 126
    British & Other colonial Coppers - 104
    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
    1831 Louis Phillippe 1st - 5 Franc
    1783 Nova Constelatio, Crosby-3C &. Crosby-1B
    1749 Regal King George II Farthing
    1776 Counter King George iii





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

  10. #10
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    Eastern Canada
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    What an awesome find! Big congrats man. A dream coin!
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    Wow! Awesome coin! Pretty soon you'll have all the Nova varieties. What got into you to decide to excavate that particular cellar hole? Was there some research that made you think this one was worth the huge amount of effort or do you go to this length at all cellar holes? You obviously made the right choice.
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  12. #12
    So worth it! And both cleaned perfectly.
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  13. #13
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    papa

    Feb 2017
    Georgetown, SC
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    690
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    Metal Detecting
    I believe you must be one of the anointed ones. Humbled by your finds.
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  14. #14
    So many old sites to hunt....so little time.

    Aug 2007
    Upstate NY
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    My mom had a 1970 Nova. Certainly not as rare as your 1785. Awesome dig.
    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. #15
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    Jun 2016
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    Mine lab primary fisher secondary
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    4794 times
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    Now we know what you've been up to !! Congrats man, another stellar find !! You da man !!
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