πŸ₯‡ BANNER 1804 Dollar......No jokin' About This Token!!!

ironhorse

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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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Steve in PA

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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
Great Bank Token!
 

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ironhorse

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Not sure if these helps, I couldn't work out which, maybe you can. The book Prices are 2020. (so a little out of date)

PS. Uncommon find anywhere in the world.
So I took a closer look just now and it's the more common variety...top leaf left etc...upright k.. which I suspected
Still good to know and I thank you for that little extra info that I didnt know about...I learned something today!
On the other side of the coin so to speak lol...my searches on the c/s have come up dry so it will remain a maverick until more info comes to light.
 

Hunk-a-lead

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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, such great finds and that big old silver dollar, she is a beauty. well done and thanks for posting
 

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ironhorse

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I know that feeling I have found three exceptionally great condition 8 Reale and you never forget that feeling it’s just a greatest feeling HUGE SILVER RUSH!!! I remember on one all I could say is I did it, I did it, I did it!!!!!! Lol
You said it brother...huge silver rush...its the largest silver coin I've ever dug so yeah the feeling does take a hold of you....thanks for the shivers down my spine!
 

Old Dude

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Wow. I have been away for a bit, but it seems your sites and finds are still quality just like I remember. Congrats.
 

Calabash Digger

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Wow!
 

CRUSADER

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I was hoping this one would make banner, I'm not sure we will see another one as nice & the counterstamp adds interest....
 

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ironhorse

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I was hoping this one would make banner, I'm not sure we will see another one as nice & the counterstamp adds interest....
I considered this a once ina lifetime find....equivalent to finding a Roman gold coin or something impressive like that...you know what I mean.
 

DigToChina

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The banners have been coming a bit slow of late but I have no doubt one has to be coming for this coin. Happy to add my vote to the pile IH.

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hunting deer

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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!! What a coin to say the least!!! Congrats!
 

Coinstar magnet

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So I took a closer look just now and it's the more common variety...top leaf left etc...upright k.. which I suspected
Still good to know and I thank you for that little extra info that I didnt know about...I learned something today!
On the other side of the coin so to speak lol...my searches on the c/s have come up dry so it will remain a maverick until more info comes to light.
I'm thinking banner...
 

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ironhorse

ironhorse

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many thanks to the recent posters...some posts read like a little novel so you guys have a little more to read now lol
that coin spent two centuries under dirt waiting for me to come along a pick it up...I like to think I can stick it in there a bit longer ...I'm sure not in a rush
 

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