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    Confirmed site: Colonial era Inn and Tavern, REALEY

    Mike, Joe and I returned to a deep woods site where I found a beauty of early American silver:

    My Oldest U.S. Silver Today!

    After each of us doing some research on the area, the old maps and some history from the library confirm almost 100% that this site was the former location of an 18th century inn and tavern that may have operated up to around the Civil War. In addition to the 1809 dime, we've now found 4 coppers (pretty crusty, definitely two of them large cents but no date), plus a fatty Indian (also too far gone to date), and I managed to pull a nice 2 Reale out of a supremely trashy section:

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    It's a beautiful hilltop section of woods along an old carriage road studded with cellar holes, so we've got a lot of hours to spend really taking our time up there. The inn foundations feature a lot of old landscaping, shrubs and plantings that you don't normally see in the middle of the woods, all obviously gone way wild now. Ferns and vegetation at the site are waist-high, so, even though I love the summer, I cannot wait until the weather turns cold and some of this gets knocked down.

    We'll keep posting, hopefully, as the ground gets easier to work. Research so far is paying off!

    seek and ye shall find sayeth the Lord

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    Good digs mate! Congrats on the Spanish Silver!
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    Awesome !!!! Congrats!!!!!
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    great find!
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    well done I need a site like that
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    All that research paid off big time for you. Congrats

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    Great job with the research now enjoy the fruits of your labor

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    Awesome finds.Congrats.
    When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

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    Oh man a 2 real! very nice score!


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    Nice finds, I love those coins you've found there so far, sounds like you have a lot of digging to do in your future. Congrats!
    I love this hobby so much, now I'm a coin licker!

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    A hard freeze can’t come soon enough Steve. Great coins so far, we need to get Joe on the board and I would like to find a silver coin, I am however pleased with my two large cents. John and I are looking to go out on Sunday, I’ll get a hold of you. Keep on finding good coins, but save some for your buddies.


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    Really nice Reale. Congrats!!

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    Great looking coin, congratulations!


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