2 days, 21 early American copper coins!

Nfp325

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Some of my other posts were moved because they weren’t found today and I was just posting some highlights but these were actually found very recently. My best weekend of metal detecting ever. So I was detecting an old farm field and about 30 minutes in I dug my first coin of the day, a Mercury dime. About 50 yards away I swung over another silver coin, this time a 1781 Spanish half reale. Now any day with a couple silvers is a good day in my book especially when one is Spanish, but I had no idea what was in store for the rest of the day. About an hour passed since the half reale with no good signals when all of a sudden I dug a flat button, then another right next to it, which I thought was weird. Well my next signal maybe 2 feet away was a Draped bust LC, and that’s when the real fun began. I ended up pulling 14 copper coins and a handful of buttons and musket balls within a 50 foot radius that day, and my only explanation is that there was a small farm stand there for a few years. Needless to say I returned the next day and was able to save another 7 copper coins within the same area all of them being early American. I was able to save 21 early American copper coins total and 18 of them were of the draped bust variety and 5 of those were half cents! Here’s the whole run down with dates:
-1781 Spanish half reale
-1795 Liberty Cap
-1798 Draped Bust (3 total)
-1800 Draped Bust
-1801 Draped Bust (3 total)
-1802 Draped Bust
-1803 Draped Bust (3 total)
-1806 Draped Bust
-1807 Draped Bust
-1808 Classic Head (2 total)

-1804 Draped Bust Half Cent
-1805 Draped Bust Half Cent
-1806 Draped Bust Half Cent
-1807 Draped Bust Half Cent(2 total)
-1917 Mercury dime
 

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Nfp325

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Thats just plain inspiring thanks for sharing, my second time ever metal detecting I got on a virgin colonial site just by dumb luck (and some good observations ;)) but didn't do nearly as well as you.
I think my favorite finds from that day was a 1809 classic head half cent and a silver thimble but I got a nice holed reale and didn't know what i had until i got home (thought it was a Nickle the sun was going down). Thats a great day man I'm jonesing to dig now thats why I love this site!
That’s awesome, congratulations on finding a virgin site! And that’s why I love this hobby you just never know what you’ll get!
 

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Amazing finds BUT you you FORGOT to POST THE GPS COORDINATES to the SPOT !!! :)
 
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Nfp325

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Amazing finds BUT you you FORGOT to POST THE GPS COORDINATES to the SPOT !!! :)
Hahaha this is my favorite reply!! Something must have happened during posting, dang technology…
 

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Being Realistic THAT is an AMAZING DAY of FINDS !!!! Maybe you could take time to share with us how you found the spot (Not the location of the s[pot) CONGRATS AGAIN 111
 
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Being Realistic THAT is an AMAZING DAY of FINDS !!!! Maybe you could take time to share with us how you found the spot (Not the location of the s[pot) CONGRATS AGAIN 111
Honestly I wish I had a cool story of researching old maps and then finding what I set out for, but honestly this was a lucky door knock lol.
 

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I thought the same thing because the field does get plowed, but I also found around 20 mixed matched buttons in the same concentrated area so I have no idea!
The Buttons don't rule out that theory & nor would the nearby silver. With such tight dates on the coppers, it leans harder that way.
 
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The Buttons don't rule out that theory & nor would the nearby silver. With such tight dates on the coppers, it leans harder that way.
Yeah I agree it definitely leans hard that way with such close dates. I wish I could know for sure but I’m happy to have saved them either way :)
 

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Some of my other posts were moved because they weren’t found today and I was just posting some highlights but these were actually found very recently. My best weekend of metal detecting ever. So I was detecting an old farm field and about 30 minutes in I dug my first coin of the day, a Mercury dime. About 50 yards away I swung over another silver coin, this time a 1781 Spanish half reale. Now any day with a couple silvers is a good day in my book especially when one is Spanish, but I had no idea what was in store for the rest of the day. About an hour passed since the half reale with no good signals when all of a sudden I dug a flat button, then another right next to it, which I thought was weird. Well my next signal maybe 2 feet away was a Draped bust LC, and that’s when the real fun began. I ended up pulling 14 copper coins and a handful of buttons and musket balls within a 50 foot radius that day, and my only explanation is that there was a small farm stand there for a few years. Needless to say I returned the next day and was able to save another 7 copper coins within the same area all of them being early American. I was able to save 21 early American copper coins total and 18 of them were of the draped bust variety and 5 of those were half cents! Here’s the whole run down with dates:
-1781 Spanish half reale
-1795 Liberty Cap
-1798 Draped Bust (3 total)
-1800 Draped Bust
-1801 Draped Bust (3 total)
-1802 Draped Bust
-1803 Draped Bust (3 total)
-1806 Draped Bust
-1807 Draped Bust
-1808 Classic Head (2 total)

-1804 Draped Bust Half Cent
-1805 Draped Bust Half Cent
-1806 Draped Bust Half Cent
-1807 Draped Bust Half Cent(2 total)
-1917 Mercury dime
holy smokes, great saves from an awesome cache. Big time gratz!
 

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That is amazing! Well done on on the early coins!
 

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Wow that probably in the early 1800s amounted to several dollars of buying power. How did that old timer allow so much money carelessly get lost in one small area.? Huge congrats.
 

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Some of my other posts were moved because they weren’t found today and I was just posting some highlights but these were actually found very recently. My best weekend of metal detecting ever. So I was detecting an old farm field and about 30 minutes in I dug my first coin of the day, a Mercury dime. About 50 yards away I swung over another silver coin, this time a 1781 Spanish half reale. Now any day with a couple silvers is a good day in my book especially when one is Spanish, but I had no idea what was in store for the rest of the day. About an hour passed since the half reale with no good signals when all of a sudden I dug a flat button, then another right next to it, which I thought was weird. Well my next signal maybe 2 feet away was a Draped bust LC, and that’s when the real fun began. I ended up pulling 14 copper coins and a handful of buttons and musket balls within a 50 foot radius that day, and my only explanation is that there was a small farm stand there for a few years. Needless to say I returned the next day and was able to save another 7 copper coins within the same area all of them being early American. I was able to save 21 early American copper coins total and 18 of them were of the draped bust variety and 5 of those were half cents! Here’s the whole run down with dates:
-1781 Spanish half reale
-1795 Liberty Cap
-1798 Draped Bust (3 total)
-1800 Draped Bust
-1801 Draped Bust (3 total)
-1802 Draped Bust
-1803 Draped Bust (3 total)
-1806 Draped Bust
-1807 Draped Bust
-1808 Classic Head (2 total)

-1804 Draped Bust Half Cent
-1805 Draped Bust Half Cent
-1806 Draped Bust Half Cent
-1807 Draped Bust Half Cent(2 total)
-1917 Mercury dime
Great job.
I need to hang out with you guys.
 

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Some of my other posts were moved because they weren’t found today and I was just posting some highlights but these were actually found very recently. My best weekend of metal detecting ever. So I was detecting an old farm field and about 30 minutes in I dug my first coin of the day, a Mercury dime. About 50 yards away I swung over another silver coin, this time a 1781 Spanish half reale. Now any day with a couple silvers is a good day in my book especially when one is Spanish, but I had no idea what was in store for the rest of the day. About an hour passed since the half reale with no good signals when all of a sudden I dug a flat button, then another right next to it, which I thought was weird. Well my next signal maybe 2 feet away was a Draped bust LC, and that’s when the real fun began. I ended up pulling 14 copper coins and a handful of buttons and musket balls within a 50 foot radius that day, and my only explanation is that there was a small farm stand there for a few years. Needless to say I returned the next day and was able to save another 7 copper coins within the same area all of them being early American. I was able to save 21 early American copper coins total and 18 of them were of the draped bust variety and 5 of those were half cents! Here’s the whole run down with dates:
-1781 Spanish half reale
-1795 Liberty Cap
-1798 Draped Bust (3 total)
-1800 Draped Bust
-1801 Draped Bust (3 total)
-1802 Draped Bust
-1803 Draped Bust (3 total)
-1806 Draped Bust
-1807 Draped Bust
-1808 Classic Head (2 total)

-1804 Draped Bust Half Cent
-1805 Draped Bust Half Cent
-1806 Draped Bust Half Cent
-1807 Draped Bust Half Cent(2 total)
-1917 Mercury dime
INCREDIBLE!!!
 

Ifoundit69

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Nothing like finding history ! Awesome collection!
 

PastorBillV

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Some of my other posts were moved because they weren’t found today and I was just posting some highlights but these were actually found very recently. My best weekend of metal detecting ever. So I was detecting an old farm field and about 30 minutes in I dug my first coin of the day, a Mercury dime. About 50 yards away I swung over another silver coin, this time a 1781 Spanish half reale. Now any day with a couple silvers is a good day in my book especially when one is Spanish, but I had no idea what was in store for the rest of the day. About an hour passed since the half reale with no good signals when all of a sudden I dug a flat button, then another right next to it, which I thought was weird. Well my next signal maybe 2 feet away was a Draped bust LC, and that’s when the real fun began. I ended up pulling 14 copper coins and a handful of buttons and musket balls within a 50 foot radius that day, and my only explanation is that there was a small farm stand there for a few years. Needless to say I returned the next day and was able to save another 7 copper coins within the same area all of them being early American. I was able to save 21 early American copper coins total and 18 of them were of the draped bust variety and 5 of those were half cents! Here’s the whole run down with dates:
-1781 Spanish half reale
-1795 Liberty Cap
-1798 Draped Bust (3 total)
-1800 Draped Bust
-1801 Draped Bust (3 total)
-1802 Draped Bust
-1803 Draped Bust (3 total)
-1806 Draped Bust
-1807 Draped Bust
-1808 Classic Head (2 total)

-1804 Draped Bust Half Cent
-1805 Draped Bust Half Cent
-1806 Draped Bust Half Cent
-1807 Draped Bust Half Cent(2 total)
-1917 Mercury dime
Amazing!
 

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