1723 Woods Hibernia, relics

Mr. Digger

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Hit a new field today and dug my first Woods Hibernia. It's a 1723 farthing and the flaking has started. I had never found one of those heart heal plates and today I dug two! What a beautiful New England spring morning. Hope everyone had a chance to get out!
 

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Hit a new field today and dug my first Woods Hibernia. It's a 1723 farthing and the flaking has started. I had never found one of those heart heal plates and today I dug two! What a beautiful New England spring morning. Hope everyone had a chance to get out!
Nice coin gotta be a yard copper with details like that, dug a star heel plate myself cool thing to find. Great hunt sir!
 

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Well done on the old copper.
Those plates have seen alot of walking.
I have only recovered one good plate, from what appears to be off a lady's boot heel.
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Hit a new field today and dug my first Woods Hibernia. It's a 1723 farthing and the flaking has started. I had never found one of those heart heal plates and today I dug two! What a beautiful New England spring morning. Hope everyone had a chance to get out!
Very Nice!!! Congrats!!!
 
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Update: the coin is slightly larger than a quarter and meets the specifications for halfpenny (25.85 mm in diameter), not a farthing. It's much smaller than any other halfpenny or LC I have found which is why I assumed farthing, but the design of these halfpennies is much smaller I have learned.
 

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Hit a new field today and dug my first Woods Hibernia. It's a 1723 farthing and the flaking has started. I had never found one of those heart heal plates and today I dug two! What a beautiful New England spring morning. Hope everyone had a chance to get out!
great saves and gratz on 2 heel plates, very cool
 

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