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  1. #1
    Beginner

    Feb 2018
    Central New Jersey
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    51 times
    Metal Detecting

    Colonial Copper

    I was hunting a buddy's farm looking for a gold ring that he lost while mowing the lawn.
    Didn't find the ring, but I found what I believe to be a King George II. (1729 to 1754)
    Anybody have a better guess?



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  2. #2
    us
    Jul 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Fisher F75, Garrett AT Gold, XP Deus, Fisher 1270
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    Yes you have a King George II. The bust is facing left and you can just make out II REX to the right of the head.
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  3. #3
    us
    Randy

    Aug 2017
    SW Missouri/Oklahoma
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    Very Nice!!! Congrats!!!
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  4. #4
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    us
    TOM

    Dec 2012
    UPSTATE NEW YORK
    1970 COMPASS- WHITES SILVER EAGLE- WHITES DFX, 4X6DD COIL, 6X8DD COIL, 950 COIL, 10X12SEF COIL- GARRETT PRO POINTER AT, GARRETT AT PRO , MINELAB EXPLORER SE with 8.5x12.5 Cors coil
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  5. #5
    us
    Apr 2013
    Eastern Massachusetts
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    A very nice find Sparkster! Congrats!
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  6. #6
    us
    Sep 2005
    Puget Sound
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    Metal Detecting
    Well done! I’m still just trying to find my first large Cent lol. Killing it!!
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  7. #7
    As you say a Geo II, not sure why it looks trimmed all the way around the edge. Looks wrong for a Farthing but about right for a clipped halfpenny, although never seen that before.
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  8. #8
    Beginner

    Feb 2018
    Central New Jersey
    Equinox 800
    13
    51 times
    Metal Detecting
    I think it looks "trimmed" around the edges because when I found it, I showed it to my friend, who is not a detectorist.
    To my horror, he promptly rubbed it aggressively between his dry fingers to clean it off for me.
    I guess the edges were a bit fragile after being in the ground for a couple hundred years!

  9. #9
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    us
    Oct 2014
    Massachusetts
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    Nice old copper, congrats!

  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by Sparkster View Post
    I think it looks "trimmed" around the edges because when I found it, I showed it to my friend, who is not a detectorist.
    To my horror, he promptly rubbed it aggressively between his dry fingers to clean it off for me.
    I guess the edges were a bit fragile after being in the ground for a couple hundred years!
    If that is the case you either have VERY harsh soil conditions, or its a contemporary forgery which had a less quality of metal. This would make it pretty scarce though as Geo II forgeries are mostly cast lead-alloy.
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    TOO BUSY TO DETECT,YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

    'Time isn't money it's finds, unless your finds are money' 08/12/17
    'No good comes from thinking about how much time we waste detecting, as wasted time is good soul time' 25/06/08
    A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground' 30/09/12
    We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.
    Why is knowledge power, when life is passing on sh*t... 03/03/19
    ONE LIFE - DETECT IT

  11. #11
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    Brendan75

    Aug 2017
    Pretoria
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    Hi, nice find. Congrats
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  12. #12
    us
    Mar 2019
    Lowcountry SC
    Garrett 400
    175
    668 times
    Metal Detecting
    Well done!
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  13. #13
    us
    Metal Detecting & Hotwheels Collecting

    Sep 2014
    Finger Lakes Region, Upstate NY
    Nox 600, Tesoro Tejon, Tesoro Toltec, 2x Bounty Hunter loaners, Deteknix
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    4696 times
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    Nice old copper, congrats on the save
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  14. #14
    ca
    Apr 2019
    Nova Scotia
    Currently Fisher F75LTD SE
    116
    506 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Definitely George II half penny

 

 

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