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  1. #1
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    Old Copper at Coronet Field - ID Help Needed

    Hello All,

    The dudes (kirkpa, zoy & paco) weren't around to metal detect today but were nice enough to let me detect the coronet field with my 16" coil. They have gotten 14 coppers (and a bust half dime !) from this field already but felt they had worked it pretty hard and that maybe that was all there was or if there were more coins, they were deep ...

    so i tried my 16" coil (I call it my steering wheel) for about a half hour today

    i found a couple small buttons at 7 & 8 inches, a dropped musketball and then got a perfect reading of 00 27 on the SE but it was faint, so i could tell it was deep, but it definately repeated so i dug it

    at 10 inches down i uncovered this coin, when i saw it in the hole i yelled out "copper" but no one was there to high five (kinda sucked)

    i went home quick and called paco, who sped right over to see it, after looking at sizes and pics of different coins, we think it's a connecticut but aren't sure, i included a picture of the details that come up when you put a flashlight to the side of it

    front : you can clearly make out a bust that reaches the top of the coin, and a long skinny neck, there are also two letters visible
    to the right of the bust

    back: you can see a line at the bottom and part of the lady sitting there, i thought i could almost see the 7 in the date, but i think my eyes were playing tricks on me

    any help is appreciated.

    this is my first copper this old and special thanks have to go to kirk, zoy and paco for letting me hit the field with my big coil

    vp
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  2. #2
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    Re: Old Copper at Cornonet Field - ID Help Needed

    Hell yeah, Kevin, I knew there were some goodies still in that field. I just wish I could buy a 16" for my detector. That sure is a Colonial coppa. Congrats on finding your 1st coppa as a "Bone Dry Detecting" member. I am super thrilled for you!!!

    It does look like my Conn. coppa from this year. Minelab kicks a$$!

    BDD...Kirk

    P.S. I still think we should hit that Colonial cabin site on Sunday. There has to be a lot of goodies on that site.

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    Re: Old Copper at Cornonet Field - ID Help Needed

    Just to add: we have found 2 Colonials, 14 Coronets, 1 Bust wilver, and many but-tins from this field.

    Kevin, where did you find the coin exactly? Was it on top of the ridge or on the side of the hill?

    BDD...Kirk

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    Re: Old Copper at Cornonet Field - ID Help Needed

    awesome find congrats and good luck

  5. #5
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    Re: Old Copper at Cornonet Field - ID Help Needed

    hey kirk,

    sorry you guys weren't there today, like i said it kinda sucks when you find something and nobody's around

    it was right on top of the ridge where you guys found a bunch, that place is still confusing to me though, no debris field, no iron signals, wasn't on our map ... but it still had all of those coins !!! i can't imagine what could have been going on back so long ago that would have produced so many coins at one specific spot

    thanks again

    vp

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    Re: Old Copper at Cornonet Field - ID Help Needed

    Quote Originally Posted by vpone
    hey kirk,

    sorry you guys weren't there today, like i said it kinda sucks when you find something and nobody's around

    it was right on top of the ridge where you guys found a bunch, that place is still confusing to me though, no debris field, no iron signals, wasn't on our map ... but it still had all of those coins !!! i can't imagine what could have been going on back so long ago that would have produced so many coins at one specific spot

    thanks again

    vp
    Kevin, my brother and I were talking last night about how we wanted you to hit that field with the 16" coil. We knew the stuff was suuuper deep and you could get it with that coil.

    I do wish we could have been there to congratulate you. Damn it! hahaha But, you found it and I am happy for you.

    BDD...Kirk

    P.S. The field does contain some iron patches and I have seen some pottery on the ground. I am thinking maybe a tavern or general store. This site kicks butt!

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    Re: Old Copper at Cornonet Field - ID Help Needed

    If it's on top of a ridge and has no debris field and no iron signals nearby Is it possible it could have been an isolated campsite? Just an idea. Great find Vpone. Congrats on your first large coppa as a member of B.D.D. I'm not an expert on colonials so i won't attempt to ID it but I will say.......Sweet!!
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  8. #8
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    Re: Old Copper at Cornonet Field - ID Help Needed

    Quote Originally Posted by Evolution
    If it's on top of a ridge and has no debris field and no iron signals nearby Is it possible it could have been an isolated campsite? Just an idea. Great find Vpone. Congrats on your first large coppa as a member of B.D.D. I'm not an expert on colonials so i won't attempt to ID it but I will say.......Sweet!!
    thanks !

    a campsite makes sense definately ... or some sort of event took place there maybe over like 10-20 years not sure ...

    thansk again

    vp

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    Re: Old Copper at Cornonet Field - ID Help Needed

    Yo, Kevin, that is frickin' awesome, man! I am so glad that you got your first Colonial, and you also proved that there are probably about 10 more coins waiting in that field; we just have to wait for the plow now.

    Dude, there will be many more Colonials waiting to be excavated by Bone Dry Detecting (BDD).

    Oh, I am one step closer to locating another Colonial tavern site. May all of the British coppers, Spanish maravedis, reales, and cobs make themselves evident when we sweep over them.

    Bone Dry Detecting...zoyster
    Those early PA settlers did too much and that is why coppas are found in abundance!

    The Three Datectateers will miles to find the Colonial "stuff"!

    KirkKyleChris (KKC) and to those long-forgotten, coppa-dropping settlers!

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    Re: Old Copper at Cornonet Field - ID Help Needed

    Quote Originally Posted by zoyboy
    Yo, Kevin, that is frickin' awesome, man! I am so glad that you got your first Colonial, and you also proved that there are probably about 10 more coins waiting in that field; we just have to wait for the plow now.

    Dude, there will be many more Colonials waiting to be excavated by Bone Dry Detecting (BDD).

    Oh, I am one step closer to locating another Colonial tavern site. May all of the British coppers, Spanish maravedis, reales, and cobs make themselves evident when we sweep over them.

    Bone Dry Detecting...zoyster

    thanks zoy !

    like i said i wish i would have found it when you guys were around, and honestly i wish it had a LITTLE more detail to it but hey i'll definately take it !!!

    thanks again !

    vp
    Bone Dry Detecting

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    Re: Old Copper at Cornonet Field - ID Help Needed

    Kevin,

    To tell you the truth, that coin has some good enough detail to identify it. We will have to look at it. Hell, it is much better looking than my NJ coppa from Sunday.

    That is the 7th Colonial from their property.

    Bone Dry Detecting...Kirk

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    Re: Old Copper at Cornonet Field - ID Help Needed

    Kevin, the coin kind of looks like my Conn. this year (the bottom one). Oh, those coins were found in that "Colonial Field."
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    Re: Old Copper at Cornonet Field - ID Help Needed

    Yo, Kevin, I was talking to KirkPA about Minelab. I can't believe it: a coppa at 11" deep. It shows, if you know your machine, you will find the goodies.

    Bone Dry Detecting...zoyster

    P.S. I think we still need to hit the site where Kirk and I found our coppas. Remember, we still need to talk with that Bipolar farmer.
    Those early PA settlers did too much and that is why coppas are found in abundance!

    The Three Datectateers will miles to find the Colonial "stuff"!

    KirkKyleChris (KKC) and to those long-forgotten, coppa-dropping settlers!

  14. #14
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    Re: Old Copper at Cornonet Field - ID Help Needed

    Quote Originally Posted by zoyboy
    Yo, Kevin, I was talking to KirkPA about Minelab. I can't believe it: a coppa at 11" deep. It shows, if you know your machine, you will find the goodies.

    Bone Dry Detecting...zoyster

    P.S. I think we still need to hit the site where Kirk and I found our coppas. Remember, we still need to talk with that Bipolar farmer.
    I agree with that. We still need to explore that ridge, too. Plus, that Bipolar farmer may be harvesting this week.

    Bone Dry Detecting...Kirk

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    Re: Old Copper at Cornonet Field - ID Help Needed

    I think it's a knock-out from an electrical box.

    Seriously. Beauty!

    I'm just about to start a field that had a log cabin on it. Doubt if it hold any Colonials here in Ohio, but may be some other goodies there.

    Good work. You guys rock!
    Ken
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