🥇 BANNER 1804 Dollar......No jokin' About This Token!!!

ironhorse

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Oct 13, 2009
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Hey hey diggers!
It's been a minute since I posted some finds but this one was just too good not to share!
Spent a few good hours on a site Iron Patch and I discovered last week...check his post Old Louis and George Bros. and you'll get the idea.
Our second stab produced equally as good and maybe better results in finds and quality.
In a couple of hunts the early British colonial site gave me my best finds while IPs best were from the Acadian sites only meters away in the very same field.
Best results for my efforts were two early militia buttons from our area St John's Volunteers and Island St Johns Provincials...both desirable buttons! A blowhole artillery and a WWl army insignia were found at later sites in adjacent fields on the same day.
The spinner watch fob wax seal matrix was an awesome find...super condition and a beautiful stone...orangey red...carnelian maybe? I'm showing both sides..
It's that nice !
And....the big one! 1804 dollar..five shillings Bank of England . What a first for me! Big ole silver in really nice shape.
Interesting find...theres a "JP" counterstamp on George's neck and you can make out elements of the Spanish American 8 reales these were overstruck on and the under type is visible in areas...along with a couple of plough kisses she's a beauty!
Hopefully I'll get back out again soon and have some more great finds to share with all of you!
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Digger RJ

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Hey hey diggers!
It's been a minute since I posted some finds but this one was just too good not to share!
Spent a few good hours on a site Iron Patch and I discovered last week...check his post Old Louis and George Bros. and you'll get the idea.
Our second stab produced equally as good and maybe better results in finds and quality.
In a couple of hunts the early British colonial site gave me my best finds while IPs best were from the Acadian sites only meters away in the very same field.
Best results for my efforts were two early militia buttons from our area St John's Volunteers and Island St Johns Provincials...both desirable buttons! A blowhole artillery and a WWl army insignia were found at later sites in adjacent fields on the same day.
The spinner watch fob wax seal matrix was an awesome find...super condition and a beautiful stone...orangey red...carnelian maybe? I'm showing both sides..
It's that nice !
And....the big one! 1804 dollar..five shillings Bank of England . What a first for me! Big ole silver in really nice shape.
Interesting find...theres a "JP" counterstamp on George's neck and you can make out elements of the Spanish American 8 reales these were overstruck on and the under type is visible in areas...along with a couple of plough kisses she's a beauty!
Hopefully I'll get back out again soon and have some more great finds to share with all of you! View attachment 2024009 View attachment 2024010 View attachment 2024011 View attachment 2024012 View attachment 2024013 View attachment 2024014
Awesome!!! Congrats!!!
 

Iron Patch

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19,247
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1804 DOLLAR. Nuff said! ....almost...

Much better in the hand than in pics, but definitely good enough! What a great field that was! I'll miss it until it changes and we can scrounge out a few more targets.
 

lenmac65

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Jul 28, 2009
1,882
5,331
Massachusetts
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Garrett AT Pro, Equinox 800 (as of 10/2019)
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That’s a banner coin in my opinion. An early 19th century chunk of awesome silver. I don’t recall seeing a silver KGIII here; so interesting. Congrats!
 

Florida Finder

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Dec 17, 2020
1,445
4,086
Southern States of America
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AT Max
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Hey hey diggers!
It's been a minute since I posted some finds but this one was just too good not to share!
Spent a few good hours on a site Iron Patch and I discovered last week...check his post Old Louis and George Bros. and you'll get the idea.
Our second stab produced equally as good and maybe better results in finds and quality.
In a couple of hunts the early British colonial site gave me my best finds while IPs best were from the Acadian sites only meters away in the very same field.
Best results for my efforts were two early militia buttons from our area St John's Volunteers and Island St Johns Provincials...both desirable buttons! A blowhole artillery and a WWl army insignia were found at later sites in adjacent fields on the same day.
The spinner watch fob wax seal matrix was an awesome find...super condition and a beautiful stone...orangey red...carnelian maybe? I'm showing both sides..
It's that nice !
And....the big one! 1804 dollar..five shillings Bank of England . What a first for me! Big ole silver in really nice shape.
Interesting find...theres a "JP" counterstamp on George's neck and you can make out elements of the Spanish American 8 reales these were overstruck on and the under type is visible in areas...along with a couple of plough kisses she's a beauty!
Hopefully I'll get back out again soon and have some more great finds to share with all of you! View attachment 2024009 View attachment 2024010 View attachment 2024011 View attachment 2024012 View attachment 2024013 View attachment 2024014
Hey hey diggers!
It's been a minute since I posted some finds but this one was just too good not to share!
Spent a few good hours on a site Iron Patch and I discovered last week...check his post Old Louis and George Bros. and you'll get the idea.
Our second stab produced equally as good and maybe better results in finds and quality.
In a couple of hunts the early British colonial site gave me my best finds while IPs best were from the Acadian sites only meters away in the very same field.
Best results for my efforts were two early militia buttons from our area St John's Volunteers and Island St Johns Provincials...both desirable buttons! A blowhole artillery and a WWl army insignia were found at later sites in adjacent fields on the same day.
The spinner watch fob wax seal matrix was an awesome find...super condition and a beautiful stone...orangey red...carnelian maybe? I'm showing both sides..
It's that nice !
And....the big one! 1804 dollar..five shillings Bank of England . What a first for me! Big ole silver in really nice shape.
Interesting find...theres a "JP" counterstamp on George's neck and you can make out elements of the Spanish American 8 reales these were overstruck on and the under type is visible in areas...along with a couple of plough kisses she's a beauty!
Hopefully I'll get back out again soon and have some more great finds to share with all of you! View attachment 2024009 View attachment 2024010 View attachment 2024011 View attachment 2024012 View attachment 2024013 View attachment 2024014
Man what a hunt! Congratulations
 

pepperj

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That's a Banner worthy silver.
Congratulations on the beauty.
Well done with buttons as well. They kind of get thrown in the backseat.
 

E-Trac-Ohio

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Wow - Wow and Wow - a big congrats ! :occasion14:
Yes, I vote Banner !
 
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ironhorse

ironhorse

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1804 DOLLAR. Nuff said! ....almost...

Much better in the hand than in pics, but definitely good enough! What a great field that was! I'll miss it until it changes and we can scrounge out a few more targets.
For sure the best field we've seen in a while....they dont come along often enough.
I hope theres another surprise still waiting for us!
 
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ironhorse

ironhorse

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That’s a banner coin in my opinion. An early 19th century chunk of awesome silver. I don’t recall seeing a silver KGIII here; so interesting. Congrats!
I did a quick look around this site and didnt see another one posted..ever I guess.
These were taken out of circulation in 1817-18...so there cant be a lot left out there that aren't in collections.
 
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ironhorse

ironhorse

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That's a Banner worthy silver.
Congratulations on the beauty.
Well done with buttons as well. They kind of get thrown in the backseat.
It's too bad the buttons weren't the star of the show this time, because they are tough to come by as well.
Sadly the coppers and the buttons were very corroded out of this site...but the silver stayed strong...that's why it's in the driver's seat
 

villagenut

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Nice job pulling out the good stuff from an old site. You got my vote....but I was really hoping you had the American version of an 1804 dollar....we can dream ya know.
 

JeffInMass

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That find gets my banner vote, for its incredible uniqueness- I've never seen one or those, or anything really like it, ever posted anywhere- Big time Congrats!
 

cannonball

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Hey hey diggers!
It's been a minute since I posted some finds but this one was just too good not to share!
Spent a few good hours on a site Iron Patch and I discovered last week...check his post Old Louis and George Bros. and you'll get the idea.
Our second stab produced equally as good and maybe better results in finds and quality.
In a couple of hunts the early British colonial site gave me my best finds while IPs best were from the Acadian sites only meters away in the very same field.
Best results for my efforts were two early militia buttons from our area St John's Volunteers and Island St Johns Provincials...both desirable buttons! A blowhole artillery and a WWl army insignia were found at later sites in adjacent fields on the same day.
The spinner watch fob wax seal matrix was an awesome find...super condition and a beautiful stone...orangey red...carnelian maybe? I'm showing both sides..
It's that nice !
And....the big one! 1804 dollar..five shillings Bank of England . What a first for me! Big ole silver in really nice shape.
Interesting find...theres a "JP" counterstamp on George's neck and you can make out elements of the Spanish American 8 reales these were overstruck on and the under type is visible in areas...along with a couple of plough kisses she's a beauty!
Hopefully I'll get back out again soon and have some more great finds to share with all of you! View attachment 2024009 View attachment 2024010 View attachment 2024011 View attachment 2024012 View attachment 2024013 View attachment 2024014
 
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ironhorse

ironhorse

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Nice job pulling out the good stuff from an old site. You got my vote....but I was really hoping you had the American version of an 1804 dollar....we can dream ya know.
Man I will tell you...when I saw that big white disc sitting there in the dirt ...I didnt care care where it came from, I only knew it where it was going.. home with me!
Keep the dream alive!
 
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ironhorse

ironhorse

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That find gets my banner vote, for its incredible uniqueness- I've never seen one or those, or anything really like it, ever posted anywhere- Big time Congrats!
Again, I dont ever remember seeing one of those posted anywhere...if I did it was so long ago I forgot about it; I'm sure they're not rare just rare out of the ground
 
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ironhorse

ironhorse

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The Orange Bust is cooler to me than the coin.

Nice scores!
I've always said that the wax seals are the prizes in the detecting world...I just got another prize....I love finding these as much as coins or buttons..and that says a lot!
 

jewelerguy

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that dollar and fob (and well, the other finds too) are nothing short of AWESOME. congrats!
 

MD Ghost F75

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Hey hey diggers!
It's been a minute since I posted some finds but this one was just too good not to share!
Spent a few good hours on a site Iron Patch and I discovered last week...check his post Old Louis and George Bros. and you'll get the idea.
Our second stab produced equally as good and maybe better results in finds and quality.
In a couple of hunts the early British colonial site gave me my best finds while IPs best were from the Acadian sites only meters away in the very same field.
Best results for my efforts were two early militia buttons from our area St John's Volunteers and Island St Johns Provincials...both desirable buttons! A blowhole artillery and a WWl army insignia were found at later sites in adjacent fields on the same day.
The spinner watch fob wax seal matrix was an awesome find...super condition and a beautiful stone...orangey red...carnelian maybe? I'm showing both sides..
It's that nice !
And....the big one! 1804 dollar..five shillings Bank of England . What a first for me! Big ole silver in really nice shape.
Interesting find...theres a "JP" counterstamp on George's neck and you can make out elements of the Spanish American 8 reales these were overstruck on and the under type is visible in areas...along with a couple of plough kisses she's a beauty!
Hopefully I'll get back out again soon and have some more great finds to share with all of you! View attachment 2024009 View attachment 2024010 View attachment 2024011 View attachment 2024012 View attachment 2024013 View attachment 2024014
Wow! Can’t imagine what you were thinking when you saw that silver in the dirt. Congrats
 

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