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  1. #16
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    Awesome score Steve, bet your glad to be back hunting on your home turf. What machine were you using? I was hoping to see another quick video of you digging that counterfeit coin with some play by play from the others. Looks like you had a great day.
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  2. #17
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    Excellent find and congrats. Just a note, you may be overstating its rarity. Still considered a better date/variety for the KGIII counterfeit series. I do have a few examples in my collection along with 2 MM examples of the same date.
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  3. #18
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    Congratulations Steve and I'm glad you solved the mystery. That's a nice trigger guard too-any idea of what type of gun it came from?
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  4. #19
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    Detect smarter, not harder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blak bart View Post
    Good on ya steve !! Congrats, thats bad A$$ !! Killer find man !!
    Thanks Bart. Hope to see you this spring.
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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 - 131
    British & Other colonial Coppers - 107
    Slick coppers - too painful to talk about
    Silver Coins - Weíll over a 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

  5. #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aureus View Post
    Great find.That's one rare counterfeit halfpenny!
    A mutual acquaintance used the word ďrareĒ and ďgood findĒ which are two words he doesnít use often. Either way, itís a good start
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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 - 131
    British & Other colonial Coppers - 107
    Slick coppers - too painful to talk about
    Silver Coins - Weíll over a 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. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahab8 View Post
    Look at you pulling a nice ctft while Iím stuck in the snow and freezing cold. Killer copper buddy and great job with the assists from others to get a proper id. 11Ē of snow tomorrow!!!! This winter absolutely sucks! But Iím going to hunt a certain shoreline next Friday
    Well unless 95 is blocked, you can always visit. Now itís not early/mid 16th century so youíll need to settle with late 16th C onward...


    "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 - 131
    British & Other colonial Coppers - 107
    Slick coppers - too painful to talk about
    Silver Coins - Weíll over a 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

  7. #22
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    Jan 2012
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    Scrappy, Congratulations on digging history and the fantastic saves. Your cavalryman obviously charged into artillery, but when he was brand new, he was made in America by Barclay, one of their early ones, circa 1933-35, and looked like this one here:
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    Cheers, Sub
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  8. #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseyben View Post
    Excellent find and congrats. Just a note, you may be overstating its rarity. Still considered a better date/variety for the KGIII counterfeit series. I do have a few examples in my collection along with 2 MM examples of the same date.
    The amount of a particular type of coin you have is not indicative of its rarity. Itís a rare coin and is rarely dug. Did you dig all yours? If you did, thatís incredible. I have four identical GW buttons of a variety where there are less than 200 known. Because I have four doesnít make them any less rare.

    Either way, I never overstated itís rareness. I said it was rare and it is. Not my words but from others who know a hell of a lot more than I do. Iím proud of this find and donít really care if itís rare. I do care that itís Rarely Dug and identifiable with a date -

    Thanks for looking

    Steve


    "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 - 131
    British & Other colonial Coppers - 107
    Slick coppers - too painful to talk about
    Silver Coins - Weíll over a 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. #24
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    Dan

    Feb 2016
    Petersburg Virginia
    Deus, Others
    783
    1302 times
    Relic Hunting
    Awesome find! I always keep a metal detector in the truck too.
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  10. #25
    Outstanding find Steve, and great job on the research. You're accumulating quite a collection of early coppers ....
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  11. #26

    Aug 2006
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    A really nice and unique recovery Steve. Excellent find
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  12. #27
    Any non regal date counterfeit is a cool find! I've only ever found one. (1773 Irish)
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  13. #28
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  14. #29
    ca
    Feb 2017
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    Wow thatís a super rare copper.
    Congrats
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  15. #30
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    Jan 2015
    nuevo mexico
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    Wow nice coin brass trigger guard and a headless horseman !!! What a great day. Congrats
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