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  1. #1
    So many old sites to hunt....so little time.

    Aug 2007
    Upstate NY
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    First hunt of 2008 yields 2 large coppers. (Large cent and HALF CENT) UPDATE!!

    Whats up TNetters. How have you been. I haven't been out at all since late November so I decided mid-40's was a high enough temperarure to get started. I have a buddy who had a good site lined up for us to hunt. This particular homesite (nothing left but a foundation in the woods) was on a map from the late 1800's but we knew it dated back farther than that....we just werent sure how far back.
    The first half hour or so was pretty uneventful. Lots of iron hits near where what looked like a barn or shed used to be. I didn't start getting any good hits until I made my way into a fairly clear area. Here I was able to locate a couple old buttons. They looked to me to be at least early 1800's.
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    I turned to my buddy Steve and said "Where there's buttons, the coins can't be too far behind" My statement proved to be clairvoyant as my very next find about 3 minutes later was a large copper coin. It was pretty caked with dirt out of the hole so I wasn't sure what it was. Once I was able to get it soaking I was able to determine that its a draped bust large cent 179? Its in the 1790's but I cant quite make out the last digit. Can anyone see it?
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    We took a short break to get something to drink and right after the break I picked up where I left off. My first post break find was another coin. I was almost sure I had a 2 cent piece. I found one before and it seemed to be about the same size. I couldn't make out any detail as the coin was again covered with dirt. I rubbed a little of the wet dirt off of it (being careful not to damage the coin) and staring back at me were the words "HALF CENT". I walked over to Steve and said "Dude....this is a half cent. I've never found one of these before." Here are some pictues of it after soaking. It turned out to be an 1809.
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    Steve had a couple nice finds for the day. The first of which is this buckle/clasp type item.(last picture) I've seen a few of these on the site before but never one with a cross on it like this. I thought it was a cool find. These other pictures are a compilation of my finds for the day.
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    Steve was also able to locate a beautiful intact crotal bell. Unfortunately, I forgot to get a picture of that find but I was jealous because I have never found an intact crotal bell before. Thanks for looking and best of luck to everyone next time out.
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    Best Finds:

    1786 Vermont Landscape Copper (Ryder 7 variety)
    1787 Vermont Copper
    1787 New Jersey Copper (Maris 63 variety)
    1797 and 1804 DBLCs
    George Washington Inaugural Button (GW 1 type)
    1872 Indian Head Cent (VF/EF condition)
    1866 Indian Head Cent (EF condition)
    1864 "L" Indian Head Cent
    Hard Times Tokens---2
    1840 Gen. Harrison Campaign Token
    1832 Nova Scotia Halfpenny Token
    Two cent pieces---7
    1721 King George I
    1732 King George II
    Barber Half dollars---3
    War Of 1812 Shoulder Belt Plate

  2. #2
    us
    Apr 2007
    Colonial, PA
    White's Pro XL
    3,846
    7 times
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    Re: First hunt of 2008 yields 2 large coppers. (Large cent and HALF CENT)

    Hey, Rob, what's up, buddy? It is about time we saw some coppas from you. Nice detail on the Draped Bust! As vpone would state, "I love the Evolution detail."

    Colonial Silver Zeus, zoyboy, and I are going to detect this Sunday, so I will let the forum know what we find.

    Keep the passion high!

    Kirk

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    us
    Your best find is still in the ground somewhere

    Jan 2007
    Hazelwood, MO
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    Re: First hunt of 2008 yields 2 large coppers. (Large cent and HALF CENT)

    WOW ! Those really stood the test of time..what a way to begin your year!

    Congrats,
    Nat

  4. #4
    So many old sites to hunt....so little time.

    Aug 2007
    Upstate NY
    Whites DFX (with 4x6 shooter DD coil and 12" spider coil), Minelab Rocco 2700. (E-Trac)
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    Re: First hunt of 2008 yields 2 large coppers. (Large cent and HALF CENT)

    Quote Originally Posted by KirkPA
    Hey, Rob, what's up, buddy? It is about time we saw some coppas from you. Nice detail on the Draped Bust! As vpone would state, "I love the Evolution detail."

    Colonial Silver Zeus, zoyboy, and I are going to detect this Sunday, so I will let the forum know what we find.

    Keep the passion high!

    Kirk
    Hey Kirk. Thanks for the response bro. I'll be looking forward to what you guys turn up on Sunday. Best of luck
    Best Finds:

    1786 Vermont Landscape Copper (Ryder 7 variety)
    1787 Vermont Copper
    1787 New Jersey Copper (Maris 63 variety)
    1797 and 1804 DBLCs
    George Washington Inaugural Button (GW 1 type)
    1872 Indian Head Cent (VF/EF condition)
    1866 Indian Head Cent (EF condition)
    1864 "L" Indian Head Cent
    Hard Times Tokens---2
    1840 Gen. Harrison Campaign Token
    1832 Nova Scotia Halfpenny Token
    Two cent pieces---7
    1721 King George I
    1732 King George II
    Barber Half dollars---3
    War Of 1812 Shoulder Belt Plate

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    us
    formerly known as dirtdiggler until account was deleted due to inactivity

    Feb 2008
    Central, CA.
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    84
    2 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: First hunt of 2008 yields 2 large coppers. (Large cent and HALF CENT)

    Nice finds man! those are all worth the time to find
    Brian

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    us
    Jan 2008
    New Jersey
    Whites XLT
    177
    2 times

    Re: First hunt of 2008 yields 2 large coppers. (Large cent and HALF CENT)

    Great finds!

    HH

    - joe

  7. #7
    So many old sites to hunt....so little time.

    Aug 2007
    Upstate NY
    Whites DFX (with 4x6 shooter DD coil and 12" spider coil), Minelab Rocco 2700. (E-Trac)
    5,130
    2178 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: First hunt of 2008 yields 2 large coppers. (Large cent and HALF CENT)

    Quote Originally Posted by Natman
    WOW ! Those really stood the test of time..what a way to begin your year!

    Congrats,
    Nat
    Thankfully, these weren't found in a cornfield. The fertilizer really messes up the copper coins.
    Best Finds:

    1786 Vermont Landscape Copper (Ryder 7 variety)
    1787 Vermont Copper
    1787 New Jersey Copper (Maris 63 variety)
    1797 and 1804 DBLCs
    George Washington Inaugural Button (GW 1 type)
    1872 Indian Head Cent (VF/EF condition)
    1866 Indian Head Cent (EF condition)
    1864 "L" Indian Head Cent
    Hard Times Tokens---2
    1840 Gen. Harrison Campaign Token
    1832 Nova Scotia Halfpenny Token
    Two cent pieces---7
    1721 King George I
    1732 King George II
    Barber Half dollars---3
    War Of 1812 Shoulder Belt Plate

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    Mar 2008
    Rhode Island
    168
    11 times

    Re: First hunt of 2008 yields 2 large coppers. (Large cent and HALF CENT)

    uhg every time i see a post about a large cent finding i go green with envy , nice job

  9. #9
    us
    Apr 2007
    Southern CA
    Minelab Explorer SE; X-1 Target Probe; Pro Coil, 6x8 SEF, Coiltek Platypus Elliptical, Sunray X8, Expl. 1050 coils
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    Re: First hunt of 2008 yields 2 large coppers. (Large cent and HALF CENT)

    Hey, it's good to see you back out there swinging your machine. I enjoyed your posts last year. It looks like you're off to a great start!! Very nice Coppa finds, Rob!!

    Congrats on your first Half-Cent!!
    Best of luck on your next hunt!

    HH,
    CAPTN SE
    Dan

  10. #10
    So many old sites to hunt....so little time.

    Aug 2007
    Upstate NY
    Whites DFX (with 4x6 shooter DD coil and 12" spider coil), Minelab Rocco 2700. (E-Trac)
    5,130
    2178 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: First hunt of 2008 yields 2 large coppers. (Large cent and HALF CENT)

    Quote Originally Posted by Captn_SE
    Hey, it's good to see you back out there swinging your machine. I enjoyed your posts last year. It looks like you're off to a great start!! Very nice Coppa finds, Rob!!

    Congrats on your first Half-Cent!!
    Best of luck on your next hunt!

    HH,
    CAPTN SE
    Dan
    Thanks alot Dan. Your posts were very entertaining last year as well (especially the videos). The half cent was definitely a surprise. Now get out there and find some SILVER
    Best Finds:

    1786 Vermont Landscape Copper (Ryder 7 variety)
    1787 Vermont Copper
    1787 New Jersey Copper (Maris 63 variety)
    1797 and 1804 DBLCs
    George Washington Inaugural Button (GW 1 type)
    1872 Indian Head Cent (VF/EF condition)
    1866 Indian Head Cent (EF condition)
    1864 "L" Indian Head Cent
    Hard Times Tokens---2
    1840 Gen. Harrison Campaign Token
    1832 Nova Scotia Halfpenny Token
    Two cent pieces---7
    1721 King George I
    1732 King George II
    Barber Half dollars---3
    War Of 1812 Shoulder Belt Plate

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    Re: First hunt of 2008 yields 2 large coppers. (Large cent and HALF CENT)

    Way to go Guys!!!

    Ev,
    Those coins are FANTASTIC!!! You da' Man.
    Congrats to you,
    MM
    *Oldest coin-1775 Spanish 1 real *Oldest U.S. silver-1833 Capped Bust Half Dime *Best coin - 1945 GOLD 2 1/2 peso *Best Civil War finds:*NC officers belt buckle *CSN Confederate Navy Officer button

  12. #12
    us
    Jul 2007
    RENSSELAER, NY
    Whites XLT Excalibur II Minelab SDC 2300
    125
    2 times

    Re: First hunt of 2008 yields 2 large coppers. (Large cent and HALF CENT)

    Congrats on the nice finds. Nice to see that old man winter is on the run and your back out diggin again. Best of luck for another great year!


  13. #13
    us
    Apr 2007
    Colonial, PA
    White's Pro XL
    3,846
    7 times
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: First hunt of 2008 yields 2 large coppers. (Large cent and HALF CENT)

    Rob,

    How deep were the coins?

    Kirk

  14. #14
    So many old sites to hunt....so little time.

    Aug 2007
    Upstate NY
    Whites DFX (with 4x6 shooter DD coil and 12" spider coil), Minelab Rocco 2700. (E-Trac)
    5,130
    2178 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: First hunt of 2008 yields 2 large coppers. (Large cent and HALF CENT)

    Quote Originally Posted by KirkPA
    Rob,

    How deep were the coins?

    Kirk
    The large cent was 5.5 inches and was a quarter signal. The half cent was much more shallow. It was only about 2 inches deep. It read in the 70's on the VDI scale. Also, here is a site picture for those of you who enjoy them. The coins were found on the other side of the foundation from where the pic was taken about 75 feet from the foundation. They were about 15 feet from each other, and the buttons were close by as well.
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    Best Finds:

    1786 Vermont Landscape Copper (Ryder 7 variety)
    1787 Vermont Copper
    1787 New Jersey Copper (Maris 63 variety)
    1797 and 1804 DBLCs
    George Washington Inaugural Button (GW 1 type)
    1872 Indian Head Cent (VF/EF condition)
    1866 Indian Head Cent (EF condition)
    1864 "L" Indian Head Cent
    Hard Times Tokens---2
    1840 Gen. Harrison Campaign Token
    1832 Nova Scotia Halfpenny Token
    Two cent pieces---7
    1721 King George I
    1732 King George II
    Barber Half dollars---3
    War Of 1812 Shoulder Belt Plate

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    us
    Jan 2008
    Missouri
    WHITE'S MXT (and man is she hot!)
    516
    1 times

    Re: First hunt of 2008 yields 2 large coppers. (Large cent and HALF CENT)

    Great stuff man...keep it coming!!!

    ~Tom
    ALL GAVE SOME...some gave ALL!

 

 
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