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    A new colonial spot gives me French and multiple Spanish silver coins.

    Got a new permission in an area I always wanted to explore. After spending almost 2 hours on the field without any signals I finally started hitting some nail signals and noticing pottery and brick laying around towards the edge of the field. Did around 12 hours in all exploring this new hot spot with some great results.

    My best find was without a doubt a douzain Henri III of France from 1570's. It's countermarked with a Fleur de Lys stamp dating to the monetary reform of 1640 which makes it even more special in my eyes. It's the first time I find a French hammered in North America since 2016

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    Than, an other good silver. 1 Reale Carolus III of Spain 1780

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    Some more colonial silver pieces, one of them appears to be a piece of an engraved silver spoon.

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    Some colonial coppers, unfortunately half of them were in a pretty bad state.

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    Some survived pretty well.

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    One heart breaker was my first Woods Hibernia that was barely ok to ID

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    Second day and second hunt on that spot. Even more coppers.

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    Unfortunately most weren't in a great shape.

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    Than an other colonial silver. Carolus III of Spain 2 Reales 1786. Seems to have burned at one point, was really difficult to clean.

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    An other first for me. Denmark 1 Skilling 1771

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    So in all, I got around 30 coins from that spot with some French and Spanish silver, Machin's Mills, Connecticut and early US

    Relics weren't as abundant, a part from around 100 flat buttons and an unknown monetary weight. If someone has an idea about I'd appreciate the info.

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    Thanks for the comments.
    Last edited by Aureus; Oct 16, 2020 at 06:05 PM.
    Da Deus Fortunae

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    fishstick

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    I don't even know where to start so I'll just have to say HOLY S#@T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The counter stamped French coin is SUPER STELLAR!!!!!!!!! Congratz....
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    Aureus, I agree with fishstick. WOW! Some great coppers too. That bank token looks in great shape. Congrats on finding a super spot!
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    Wow. What a hunt or two. Grats and thanks for sharing.
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    us
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    Awesome stuff. Amazing that a silver that old was still in circulation in the late 18th century
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    1586 Elizabeth I Sixpence-1652 Pine Tree Shilling-1656 4 Reales Cob-1698 2 Reales Cob-1852 Gold $1-1853 O Gold $1

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    Sorry Honey, I canít. Iíve got plans with my metal detector.

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    I donít know what is more ďBannerĒ worthy..... the incredible finds, or the dirt itself.
    Yeah, take a picture of the dirt, it will look great up top!
    Amazing digs my friend, congratulations.
    EVERY COIN, SILVERS, AND TOKENS FOUND IN FLORIDA I SOLD...STARTING FRESH IN MARYLAND

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    us
    Oct 2014
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    Awesome post as always.....what's not to like. You find your way onto some great sites
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    Speechless.....
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    Watch For Motorcycles

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    Not only banner but 'Best of'!
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    gb
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    Amazing finds.

    Rather than being monetary your weight is from the apothecary system and weighs one scruple. Example here:

    https://collection.maas.museum/object/203478
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    us
    Jul 2009
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    What a haul! All nice finds, but my favorite is also the counterstamped French piece, which is in really great shape with a solid stamp. I bought a couple of those years ago, as I liked to imagine my Quebec ancestors spending them. I would appreciate mine so much more if I dug them like you did. Congrats on all those great finds.
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    "Call me ArfieBoy"

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    Man! What great finds! The counter-stamped French coin really stands out! Thanks for sharing with us. You found a fantastic site.
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    us
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    Amazing bunch of finds! Hard to believe sites like that still exist. BTW, your "Dutch" coin is not Dutch but a *Danish* 1 Skilling.
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    You had an amazing day. Congrats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Erik in NJ View Post
    Amazing bunch of finds! Hard to believe sites like that still exist. BTW, your "Dutch" coin is not Dutch but a *Danish* 1 Skilling.
    You're right. Just corrected it. Thanks
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