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  1. #1

    Jan 2017
    526 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    There are no coincidences

    My head was ready to explode after the last 3 days of non stop politics. I put on The Hoover Boys latest video to give myself a break. When Kurt dug the NJ copper I thought about all the holes I've dug over the last 30 years and despite myriad good finds, state coppers have eluded me.
    Today was a beautiful sunny NJ day that the weather forcast promised to reach 40.
    Figured that a couple of hours digging would be just what I needed to adjust my attitude.
    I drove to my nearest permission hoping for anything at all.
    The first signal was an 80's Lincoln. Several square nails followed. A sketchy 20-21 on the equinox produced a beautiful flower engraved button with a "RICH ORANGE " backmark and intact shank. A couple of aluminum scraps and modern nails followed. I got a solid hit with an iron grunt. Almost didn't commit to digging it. Pinpointed a 1 inch piece of square nail and had another signal in the hole. 7-8" down out popped a copper. Kurt's mantra "Be something good " ran through my mind as I began rubbing. There was the shield, there was the plow, holy crap, a NJ copper.
    The universe certainly behaves in mysterious ways.
    Thank you Kurt and THB for planting that seed.Attachment 1891974Attachment 1891975Attachment 1891976Click image for larger version. 

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  2. #2
    Feb 2009
    Deus, Minelab 3030, E-Trac,
    37866 times
    Relic Hunting
    It's one thing that one can get mental health from, and that's a good hunt.
    Congrats on the copper and the button.
    PetesPockets55 likes this.
    "If it was easy-It would have already been done-Life 101."
    I treat the outside world as one raw very warm wet chicken that has sitting out too long. wash and sterilize everything me touches. pepperj

  3. #3
    Aug 2008
    Southeast Iowa
    Equinox 800, E-Trac
    1028 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Great story & nice finds!

    Iowa Dale

  4. #4
    Mar 2019
    Lowcountry SC
    Garrett 400
    1306 times
    Metal Detecting
    That's awesome! And, a great story. I've only recently discovered the Hoover Boys and have enjoyed going back through the years of episodes.

    A few weeks ago mbcuce and I pulled up to a permission and he said "I've still never found a coin from the 1600's. I've got to find one." The last hole he dug was a William III farthing. The difference is that I think he's been saying that on every trip for the last year and a half.
    Noah_D and DFW_THer like this.

  5. #5
    Charter Member

    Aug 2017
    SW Missouri/Oklahoma
    Minelab CTX 3030; Minelab Equinox 800
    17276 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Congrats on a Sweet Copper!!! Nice story to go with it too!!!
    What would life be without challenges, and detecting of course.....

  6. #6
    Charter Member
    Feb 2019
    Camden SC
    XP DEUS 9" HF Coil, Garret Pro-Pointer, MI-6 pinpointer
    2071 times
    Relic Hunting
    Very nice! Congrats!
    "Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more, you should never wish to do less."- Robert E. Lee

  7. #7
    Mar 2013
    Fisher Gold Bug Pro Tesoro Cibola Nokta Pointer; Phillips SHS5200 phones
    3966 times
    Metal Detecting
    Great Finds, great story, great....been grating on my mind, why we don't have a State Copper..., all we have is a State TAX...!
    WG2020 likes this.
    Stick With It - It's not *IF* you'll find the good stuff , but WHEN!

  8. #8
    Apr 2013
    Eastern Massachusetts
    AT Pro, XP Deus
    5041 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Great story...great find! Congrats to you!

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  10. #10
    Feb 2020
    Eastern Ohio
    XP Deus * Minelab E-Trac
    1093 times
    Metal Detecting
    Excellent finds - congrats !

    I've probably watched at least 250 of Kurt's video' over the years.
    The Hoover Boy's make some of fantastic finds and their 300 plus video's are very well done !
    They do so well with the Garrett AT Pro's that the company put a photo of them on the AT Max boxes when they came out.
    XP Deus * 9" LF & X35 Coils * Deteknix Headphones
    Minelab E-Trac * 5" - 4.5" x 7" - Stealth X-8 Coils * Killer B + Gray Ghost Headphones

    1724 - K.G. Half Penny *** 1736 - K.G. Half Penny *** 1783 - Half Real *** 1787 - Connecticut Copper
    1817 - Large Cent *** 1829 - Capped Bust Dime *** 1837 - Capped Bust Half Dime *** 1852 - Three Cent *** 1857 - Flying Eagle Cent *** 1865 - Two Cent *** 1872 - Shield Nickel *** 1877 - Seated Quarter

  11. #11
    Charter Member
    May 2007
    central pa
    Equinox 800, 11" & 15" coils
    640 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (2)
    great find and good story, congrats


  12. #12
    Charter Member
    Oct 2014
    Garrett: AT Pro, AT Gold & Infinium; Minelab: Explorer SE, II & X-terra 705; Simplex; Tesoro: Tejon & Outlaw; White's: V3i
    35153 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)
    Congrats on the State copper and buttons!

  13. #13
    Charter Member
    Oct 2019
    Cape Cod MA
    Minelab Equinox 800 XP Deus Garrett AT Max XP ORX Garrett Carrot XP MI6
    132 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Very very nice... congratulations!

  14. #14
    Charter Member
    Sep 2020
    Equinox 800
    86 times
    Metal Detecting
    Love the finds + thank you for the story.

  15. #15
    Congratulations on your first State Copper! I have been cataloging ground found NJ coppers since 2004 and have written two articles on the results so far and later this year a 3rd article will be forthcoming. I would like to add your NJ to the survey, but I need to see both sides of the coin since than I most likely will get a variety ID on it, (there are approx. 144 varieties). Also the survey shows the circulation patterns of the NJ copper by STATE and COUNTY, so please provide that information for the survey. You can either post it here or use the message system, but the photograph most likely has to be posted on this thread. There are over 1300 NJ coppers in my survey. Thanks
    Looking at the reverse I can only roughly narrow down the variety, I think it might be one of the varieties for the year 1786, so if that date shows, all the better.
    fishstick, nkellam22 and villival like this.
    "The mantra has always been don't clean a (copper) coin or it will lose value.
    For undug coins this is true. For dug coins this is untrue.
    The value will increase with judicious cleaning."


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