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  1. #121
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    An interesting note I would like to share with u . At two O clock on the reverse u can see light rim damage where no doubt a soldier stepped on it. Not damage from a digging tool as on both sides. I thought when found and examined it did hit it with my digger to but found the damage is light and both sides if the coin and would be impossible to like lightning striking twice at the same place. I am currently researching the officers present from the British 82nd REgt of Foot on the Heights when the Americans fought them in this 20 minute skirmish. There were two Cpt Archibald Campbell and Lt John Moore. Campbell broke upon receiving fire and returned to the fort . Lt Moore held his ground until the last minute ,causing more American casualties ,and then retreated . A brave British officer that distinguished himself that day and went on to become an outstanding general.
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  2. #122
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    Great save!!

  3. #123
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    Quote Originally Posted by Megalodon View Post
    The 240th anniversary of this Battle will be in less than two weeks. I don't know if Castine or a Revolutionary War group does anything to commemorate the Battle, but it brings a smile to my face to know that you will do something appropriate to pay homage to those who sacrificed at the siege and assault 240 years ago.
    Thanks Rick
    Far as I know there are no plans and to celebrate this history. Until John Cayford , who wrote the book "The Penobscot Expedition in 1976 and started researching in 1953 as I understand it this battle/ siege was a humiliating loss to Americans and the folks where it happened would rather keep it unknown for the first 75 years of tye 20th century. Mr Cayford brought this history alive and I thank him for that. Gary
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  4. #124
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    Quote Originally Posted by Castineman1779 View Post
    An interesting note I would like to share with u . At two O clock on the reverse u can see light rim damage where no doubt a soldier stepped on it. Not damage from a digging tool as on both sides. I thought when found and examined it did hit it with my digger to but found the damage is light and both sides if the coin and would be impossible to like lightning striking twice at the same place. I am currently researching the officers present from the British 82nd REgt of Foot on the Heights when the Americans fought them in this 20 minute skirmish. There were two Cpt Archibald Campbell and Lt John Moore. Campbell broke upon receiving fire and returned to the fort . Lt Moore held his ground until the last minute ,causing more American casualties ,and then retreated . A brave British officer.
    From what I have been reading, Moore's bravery through his entire career was typical of his character. Always led from the front and known for humane conduct toward his enemy and refusal to commit atrocities. Reading about this brave man from "the other side", I am reminded of another Moore that I admire - Hal Moore.
    "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." - John Adams

  5. #125
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    What a fantastic coin, it is so beautiful! A huge congratulations!!
    Research and ye shall find!

  6. #126
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    Man! What-A-FIND!!
    You have a pristine GOLD COIN, a piece of history...., TREASURE!
    Stick With It - It's not *IF* you'll find the good stuff , but WHEN!

  7. #127
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    That is an amazing find! Congrats. I just read through 9 pages of comments and was surprised by how many had a hint of negativity. To me its pretty straight forward, you popped a beauty of a coin at a site hunted by others, which makes it an even better find.
    Of course its a banner find.....thanks for sharing
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  8. #128
    Congrats on making banner! I cast my vote back on May 25th (several pages back) and was certain that your find would make banner sooner or later. It's not every day that a member of this forum comes home with a potential banner find, and most, if not all members feel a sense of pride in making the coveted banner feature. I believe the moderators do an outstanding job in maintaining the forum for the overall good of the entire membership while taking into consideration the overall consensus of likes, votes, comments, and so forth. Not everything happens in a day, or a week, or even a month, but as long as you get there, it's all good. Fantastic find. You got the gold and got to banner!!!
    got Mass Silver?

  9. #129
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    Beautiful coin! Congrats on that awesome coin!

    HH
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  10. #130
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    Huge congrats
    That’s an incredible find
    To Dig or not to Dig

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    What a beautiful coin!

  12. #132
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    Quote Originally Posted by cerebus View Post
    That is an amazing find! Congrats. I just read through 9 pages of comments and was surprised by how many had a hint of negativity. To me its pretty straight forward, you popped a beauty of a coin at a site hunted by others, which makes it an even better find.
    Of course its a banner find.....thanks for sharing
    Thank u very much and yes there was some issues raised but not about the coin. . However I am glad to see the little gold coin is where it should be. Yes I think it is nice to be recognized but to me not about the finder as it is about the find. Just my opinion as others I respect as well. Gary

  13. #133
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Tree Chaser View Post
    Congrats on making banner! I cast my vote back on May 25th (several pages back) and was certain that your find would make banner sooner or later. It's not every day that a member of this forum comes home with a potential banner find, and most, if not all members feel a sense of pride in making the coveted banner feature. I believe the moderators do an outstanding job in maintaining the forum for the overall good of the entire membership while taking into consideration the overall consensus of likes, votes, comments, and so forth. Not everything happens in a day, or a week, or even a month, but as long as you get there, it's all good. Fantastic find. You got the gold and got to banner!!!
    Silver Tree Chaser
    Thank u for your vote on the little gold coin. . As for taking long well I think some thought maybe would be sooner but no matter the history and the coin I hope everyone enjoys. Actually I did come back to Tnet as when i found the coin was considering how to best get the coin and it's little known history out there and Tnet or an article for Western Eastern Treasures were my options. WE&T would take time and Tnet with all it's members I thought would enjoy immediate. I did not think of Banner when listing only to share my find and those after this one. Yup some issues raised but it is now on display for al to see and enjoy. My first and probably only gold coin but we say never say never in this wonderful hobby. Gary
    Last edited by Castineman1779; Jul 14, 2019 at 04:21 AM.

  14. #134
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    Thank u all for getting this coin and it's history to Banner. Much appreciated. Moving on to find more from this battle/ siege and hope to share it here on this great site. Gary

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    Sorry missed this post.

    This coin is in beyond great condition for something found in the ground.... even if gold.

    Banner find.

    Super well done... and then some.

    Congrats.

    PS...
    I forgot to use the word that truly describes this find... "STELLAR".
    Last edited by AARC; Jul 14, 2019 at 05:46 AM.
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