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  1. #1
    us
    Sep 2018
    Massachusetts
    Garrett AT Max
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    4770 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    KGII I love you!

    This weekend I went to a river spot with two buddies. I've never been there before so I didn't know what to expect. It's a fast moving tidal part of the river. I had imagined that I'd kind of be wading in the water a bit. That was cleared up as soon as I got there. It looked like you might get swept away!

    Picture a steep bank with a road at the top. On the other side of the road were various old houses. I can imagine they probably just dumped their trash off the top of the bank and hoped the river would take it away. My pal turned on his detector and found a flat button before I could even turn mine on. My first target was a totally decayed pewter button. I don't think I've ever found one so that was cool.

    After not finding anything for awhile I was starting to get the itch to leave. Just about then I found a beat up tombac button... or at least that's what I've identified it as due to the shape. Ok things where picking up. I like that!

    Next I went up the bank to an area I would have thought pretty unlikely. There were rusty pieces of iron, maybe some old asphalt it was kind of junky but I got a pretty decent coin signal. I moved a small piece of rock and sitting there almost on the surface was a copper! It turned out to be well worn but identifiable KGII halfpenny. If anyone could identify it as a young head vs. old head I'd be very grateful. These coins fascinate me to no end! It's actually my first copper of the year! Needless to say my day was made right there.

    A little while later I eyeballed a marble (I love finding those) and a nice looking piece of ceramic that looked vaguely familiar. I believe it is a piece of hand made Staffordshire slipware dating late 1600's to 1770 most likely produced in England. The other sided of it is kind of a brick color. I was able to easily look this up in my favorite book by TNet member Bill Dancy. If you want a great reference book complete with great stories, color photos and a treasure of information on pretty much everything you could find get your hands on this book.

    My other buddy who brought us to the spot found a matron head large cent a little while later. I think we all had a great time!

    It was an excellent day to be on the river finding and collecting some colonial history!
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  2. #2
    us
    Jul 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Fisher F75, Garrett AT Gold, XP Deus, Fisher 1270
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    Congrats on the Old Head King George II
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    Spanish Silver Totals
    Cut Pieces = 20
    Half Reals = 30
    1 Reals = 11
    2 Reales = 6
    8 Reales = 1
    2 Reale Cobs = 2
    Other Early Silver Coins
    1797 & 1803 Draped Bust Dimes
    1830 Capped Bust 5 cents
    1827 Capped Bust dime
    1661 Hammered silver King Leopold
    1697 William III 6-pence
    Rev War Buttons
    3rd Battalion PA, Hartley's Regiment, USA, (4) 18th Royal Irish, (2) Rattlesnake & Stars
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  3. #3
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    us
    Oct 2014
    Massachusetts
    Garrett: AT Pro, AT Gold & Infinium; Minelab: Explorer SE, II & X-terra 705; Simplex; Tesoro: Tejon & Outlaw; White's: V3i & DFX
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    Well done, congrats on the nice hunt!
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  4. #4
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    Dennis

    Jan 2012
    Montana
    White's MXT
    7,150
    6619 times
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    Not bad, Way to go!
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  5. #5
    us
    Sep 2018
    Massachusetts
    Garrett AT Max
    2,488
    4770 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by Steve in PA View Post
    Congrats on the Old Head King George II
    Thanks Steve! I agree with you. I was looking into it and I was leaning toward it being an Old Head type!

  6. #6
    us
    Jul 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Fisher F75, Garrett AT Gold, XP Deus, Fisher 1270
    8,124
    9905 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
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    Quote Originally Posted by xcopperstax View Post
    A little while later I eyeballed a marble (I love finding those) and a nice looking piece of ceramic that looked vaguely familiar. I believe it is a piece of hand made Staffordshire slipware dating late 1600's to 1770 most likely produced in England. The other sided of it is kind of a brick color. I was able to easily look this up in my favorite book by TNet member Bill Dancy. If you want a great reference book complete with great stories, color photos and a treasure of information on pretty much everything you could find get your hands on this book.
    Unfortunately Bill's book is out of print. His plans for a second printing got demolished by the pandemic and are now on indefinite hold.
    I imagine you would pay a pretty penny for used copy nowadays, if you could find one.
    xcopperstax likes this.
    Spanish Silver Totals
    Cut Pieces = 20
    Half Reals = 30
    1 Reals = 11
    2 Reales = 6
    8 Reales = 1
    2 Reale Cobs = 2
    Other Early Silver Coins
    1797 & 1803 Draped Bust Dimes
    1830 Capped Bust 5 cents
    1827 Capped Bust dime
    1661 Hammered silver King Leopold
    1697 William III 6-pence
    Rev War Buttons
    3rd Battalion PA, Hartley's Regiment, USA, (4) 18th Royal Irish, (2) Rattlesnake & Stars
    Civil War Plates
    VA Militia Cross Belt, CS Tongue, CS Wreath, VMM, US Box, Model 1851 Sword, Militia Plate w/Star

  7. #7
    Charter Member
    us
    Reg

    May 2020
    San Jose, CA
    Tarsacci MDT 8000, Nokta Makro Simplex, Minelab E-Trac
    275
    363 times
    Metal Detecting
    Congrats on the KG II find!
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  8. #8
    us
    Jul 2009
    Massachusetts
    Garrett AT Pro, Equinox 800 (as of 10/2019)
    817
    2094 times
    Metal Detecting
    Nice post. Congrats on a great copper. I would be very happy with that coin too, as it can be so difficult to find colonial coppers in our area with any remaining detail. Hope you have more luck there! (Sounds like a real interesting spot to detect, by the way. Thanks for providing a mental picture of the area in your post, as I really enjoy details like that.)
    Last edited by lenmac65; Jun 29, 2020 at 12:24 PM.
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  9. #9
    us
    Sep 2018
    Massachusetts
    Garrett AT Max
    2,488
    4770 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by Steve in PA View Post
    Unfortunately Bill's book is out of print. His plans for a second printing got demolished by the pandemic and are now on indefinite hold.
    I imagine you would pay a pretty penny for used copy nowadays, if you could find one.
    Woah! I just looked it up it's 345.00 on amazon used! Well it's a testament to how great a resource it is! I hope he can get a second printing out!

  10. #10
    us
    Sep 2018
    Massachusetts
    Garrett AT Max
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    4770 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by lenmac65 View Post
    Nice post. Congrats on a great copper. I would be very happy with that coin too, as it can be so difficult to find colonial coppers in our area with any remaining detail. Hope you have more luck there! (Sounds like a real interesting spot to detect, by the way. Thanks for providing a mental picture of the area in your post, as I really enjoy details like that.)
    Thanks Steve! I know people find these pretty often but I get so excited to find one as they are not a everyday thing in the city! It's kind of a link to our past as New Englanders!!! For me if I think back on my finds that stand out I always have a pretty good visual of it in my mind so I like to tell that as part of the story! Thanks for reading and I hope you get some good finds this week!

  11. #11
    Charter Member
    us
    Bob

    Jan 2018
    Central Massachusetts
    Minelab Equinox 600, AT max, 7 coils, 2 Garrett carrots, 2 trash barrels (full) and some dull shovels.
    2,769
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    Coin shooting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Great day in my book, nice job!!
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    “I was a kid once, but I wasn’t very good at it”

    2020 YTD totals
    Silver coins 57
    Large coppers 5
    Silver rings 9
    Gold rings 3
    Silver items 14
    Skeleton keys 4
    Military buttons 5
    Flat buttons 33
    IHP 34

  12. #12

    May 2008
    XP Deus
    1,050
    1003 times
    Good work there X. Yeah, I love Bill's book. It's colonial relic porn. I have drool stains on many pages.
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  13. #13
    ca
    Feb 2017
    XP DEUS X terra 705 Fisher F2
    3,006
    3676 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)
    That’s a pretty good hunt in my books
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