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    Connecticut copper, solid silver spoon, a few nice relics.

    Finally had a moment to write a post with the finds from last week end. Had a couple of nice hunts with a discovery of 2 new house sites with a good harvest of early coppers, silver and relics.

    Probably my favorite relic of the week end was this solid silver tea spoon. It was bent pretty bad when I discovered it but with a help of a friend I have managed to fix it.

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    Here's how it looked before and its hallmarks (I'm not familiar with those)
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    An other good relic was 19th century skeleton key. I suspect it was used in the early 1800's Catholic church which was across the street, possibly to open sacristy.

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    A nice old cross. Haven't found this type before.

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    A few nice coppers. My favorite was this not yet ID'd Connecticut copper.

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    Wellington Halfpenny token 1814

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    Trade and Navigation Halfpenny token 1815

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    Two mint 1859 Victorian Large cents

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    Many other coins and relics, here's the pic of my favorites.

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    Thanks for the comments.
    Da Deus Fortunae

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    Aureus! You've done it again! Awesome finds. Those are some beautiful coppers! That CT one looks like it has enough detail to identify but as I'm sure you know there's a couple hundred varieties! Good luck with that. I'm curious what you do to clean your coins because they often look really nice. I'm also really curious about your thoughts on that circular buckle frame? I found one exactly like that.
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    Sweet hunt that’s a 1785 Connecticut Copper and it’s in stellar condition!!
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    Awesome location & hunt, nice spoon & great job straightening it, nice coppers, the Victorian is outstanding, congrats on all the saves & BOL on returns
    Any day of hunting, whether good or bad is better than not hunting at all

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    ca
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    Those coppers are in great shape and the silver spoon
    is high on my list.
    That’s one of most reverent skeleton keys I have seen posted.
    Nice hunting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xcopperstax View Post
    Aureus! You've done it again! Awesome finds. Those are some beautiful coppers! That CT one looks like it has enough detail to identify but as I'm sure you know there's a couple hundred varieties! Good luck with that. I'm curious what you do to clean your coins because they often look really nice. I'm also really curious about your thoughts on that circular buckle frame? I found one exactly like that.
    Thanks. I clean them with hydrogen peroxide. Dry the coin first submerge in peroxide for 5-10 min. than take it out and dry again, remove any dust from it with a cloth. Than I apply Renaissance Wax, let it dry for 10 min. and rub gently with a cotton cloth to polish it a bit.
    Da Deus Fortunae

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    Nice handful of saves. Congrats

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    Nice finds ! Good early site for sure ! I think your Silver spoon is 1830's -50's ( based on form/style) nice repair on that ! The coins are excellent too .
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    Well done, that half penny token is a beauty, congrats!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigmike2334 View Post
    Sweet hunt that’s a 1785 Connecticut Copper and it’s in stellar condition!!
    Thanks. Yes it does look like 1785 reverse.
    Da Deus Fortunae

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aureus View Post
    Thanks. I clean them with hydrogen peroxide. Dry the coin first submerge in peroxide for 5-10 min. than take it out and dry again, remove any dust from it with a cloth. Than I apply Renaissance Wax, let it dry for 10 min. and rub gently with a cotton cloth to polish it a bit.
    Thanks for the info!
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    Fantastic hunt, congrats!
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    Very Nice!!! Congrats!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Inspector View Post
    Awesome location & hunt, nice spoon & great job straightening it, nice coppers, the Victorian is outstanding, congrats on all the saves & BOL on returns
    Thanks Inspector
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    Da Deus Fortunae

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    Quote Originally Posted by Relicific View Post
    Those coppers are in great shape and the silver spoon
    is high on my list.
    That’s one of most reverent skeleton keys I have seen posted.
    Nice hunting.
    Thanks man, I really like that key and spoon.
    Da Deus Fortunae

 

 
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