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    Rec field colonial surprise

    Sick much of the week but feeling better today, I got out for a couple hour hunt at a Baltimore Co. Rec field. Managed $10.71 in clad and a silver earring. Late in the hunt I ran into an area with iron sounds and got a 36-38 on the Equinox 600. The target was down about 7-8 inches, a green disk that turned out to be a coin. The detail on the back was the key to identifying this as a Virginia half penny, minted by the Crown in 1773.
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    "Wise men still seek Him"

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    Way to go. In all the years I've dug I only have one of those.
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    Congrats on the finds, both are really nice
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    Thanks Smokey! Unique reverse. Glad this one made it to Baltimore County.
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    Don't use water on it. Your contrast will disappear if you do. Mine was found in Harford Co. back about 1988.
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    Congrats Mike. Great work. That's hard, VA half penny in a county park. Nice job
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    Thanks Smokey. Just used a toothpick on it. Thankful for the detail that remains after 245 years.
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    Thanks Darryl! What's crazy is that my last hunt was 5 days prior, again in a rec field and got a screaming high tone that turned out to be a large cent. Didn't think I'd be repeating the rec field copper experience again.
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    Thanks Inspector! It was a good day.
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    Congrats. Only found one myself
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    Thanks toasted! This one holds enough detail for proper id. Made my day.
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    Very cool find with that Virginia half penny. Nicely done!
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    glad that it looks so good, what a cool coin to find and to be able to id still. congrats on the super sweet find
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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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    Love the old copper, congratulations!
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    Congrats on the half penny. Another great outing for you. Hope your feeling better.
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