Beautiful Morning For Old Coppers

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This morning ACOJoe and I worked a spot that has produced old coppers for us in the past. I usually hunt in 12 kHz on the Deus but today I decided to do an 18 kHz “mop up.” Deus Fast, full tones, with 0 discrimination helped recover these two old coppers.

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I know what the coin on the right is, but if anyone could ID the one on the left I would appreciate it.

Mike
 
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If you ask me, the whole site is a trash pit! In all seriousness no, but I bet there could be some great glass finds once we do find the dump site.

I’ll stop hammering you with questions lol. But I’ve found a couple of trash pits that I sifted with some real surprises. One had a 1680s Farthing in it and also 2 17th Century jetons. A ton of late 17th Century Llewelyn Evans pipe stems were also in there. I also found a trash pit with a bunch of 1812 pewter buttons in it. You just never know what could be in those pits. It’s hard work but a ton of fun when you hit a good one
 
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I’ll stop hammering you with questions lol. But I’ve found a couple of trash pits that I sifted with some real surprises. One had a 1680s Farthing in it and also 2 17th Century jetons. A ton of late 17th Century Llewelyn Evans pipe stems were also in there. I also found a trash pit with a bunch of 1812 pewter buttons in it. You just never know what could be in those pits. It’s hard work but a ton of fun when you hit a good one

Nonsense, the pleasure has been mine, I totally appreciate you making my day by identifying that coin! I’m coming up to Maine sometime before the snow flies for a hunt, any suggestions? I’ll be in York.
 

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Nonsense, the pleasure has been mine, I totally appreciate you making my day by identifying that coin! I’m coming up to Maine sometime before the snow flies for a hunt, any suggestions? I’ll be in York.

If you send me a pm before you come up I’ll make sure to put you on a nice early site. This has been an enjoyable post for me. Work has been insane so if I can’t hunt I’m happy to look at very early coins and chat about great sites.
Abe
 

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iThose are really awesome Ill never find those around here.Great job always fun to find old coinsand to hunt with a friend
 

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Nice finds fellow Mass hunter!
 
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Nice job on the old coppers, congrats! :icon_thumleft:
 

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Congrats on the great coins. I'm no expert but if that's a 1600's coin you have done really well! I hope to break the 1700's barrier some day soon!
 
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Congrats on the great coins. I'm no expert but if that's a 1600's coin you have done really well! I hope to break the 1700's barrier some day soon!

We've confirmed that the coin is a William and Mary which was minted between 1689 - 1694. I never in my life would have thought that I would score a coin that old in inland Massachusetts. You'll break the 1700's barrier, just keep swinging!
 

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