Capped Bust silver and King William copper!!

lenmac65

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Jul 28, 2009
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I took Wednesday afternoon off to pick my son up from college. I figured I would detect for an hour or so on the way there to break up the ride. I went to the woods where I dug a nice Connecticut copper a couple weeks ago. Since I had already hit the areas near the cellar hole, I decided to search the abutting stonewall enclosed area. I swung my way about 75 yards to the end, then turned around and swung my way back. I was getting discouraged at the lack of good signals when I suddenly got a nice clean high tone with a VDI of 22-23. I dug the hole and found this beautiful 1835 capped bust dime. This is my first capped bust dime and my oldest U.S. silver! To me it looks like it was dropped early in its life. Hoping I was in a hot spot, I continued swinging in that area and about five minutes later got a steady mid tone with a VDI of 18-19. I dug the hole thinking it might be a button and was psyched to see a copper coin. It is a William III halfpenny, possibly 1701, but definitely a third issue (1699-1702). I think there are more hidden details on this coin, but I can’t seem to budge the hardened dirt. I dug nothing but assorted scrap after these coins. I am super excited about these coins and this new spot, and hope to hit it again in a few days when I bring him back to school. Thanks for checking out my post. Happy Thanksgiving and happy hunting!
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MD Ghost F75

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I took Wednesday afternoon off to pick my son up from college. I figured I would detect for an hour or so on the way there to break up the ride. I went to the woods where I dug a nice Connecticut copper a couple weeks ago. Since I had already hit the areas near the cellar hole, I decided to search the abutting stonewall enclosed area. I swung my way about 75 yards to the end, then turned around and swung my way back. I was getting discouraged at the lack of good signals when I suddenly got a nice clean high tone with a VDI of 22-23. I dug the hole and found this beautiful 1835 capped bust dime. This is my first capped bust dime and my oldest U.S. silver! To me it looks like it was dropped early in its life. Hoping I was in a hot spot, I continued swinging in that area and about five minutes later got a steady mid tone with a VDI of 18-19. I dug the hole thinking it might be a button and was psyched to see a copper coin. It is a William III halfpenny, possibly 1701, but definitely a third issue (1699-1702). I think there are more hidden details on this coin, but I can’t seem to budge the hardened dirt. I dug nothing but assorted scrap after these coins. I am super excited about these coins and this new spot, and hope to hit it again in a few days when I bring him back to school. Thanks for checking out my post. Happy Thanksgiving and happy hunting! View attachment 2056711 View attachment 2056712 View attachment 2056713 View attachment 2056714 View attachment 2056715 View attachment 2056716 View attachment 2056717
Wow, looks like you have a lot more detecting to do! Nice digs!
 

Digger RJ

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I took Wednesday afternoon off to pick my son up from college. I figured I would detect for an hour or so on the way there to break up the ride. I went to the woods where I dug a nice Connecticut copper a couple weeks ago. Since I had already hit the areas near the cellar hole, I decided to search the abutting stonewall enclosed area. I swung my way about 75 yards to the end, then turned around and swung my way back. I was getting discouraged at the lack of good signals when I suddenly got a nice clean high tone with a VDI of 22-23. I dug the hole and found this beautiful 1835 capped bust dime. This is my first capped bust dime and my oldest U.S. silver! To me it looks like it was dropped early in its life. Hoping I was in a hot spot, I continued swinging in that area and about five minutes later got a steady mid tone with a VDI of 18-19. I dug the hole thinking it might be a button and was psyched to see a copper coin. It is a William III halfpenny, possibly 1701, but definitely a third issue (1699-1702). I think there are more hidden details on this coin, but I can’t seem to budge the hardened dirt. I dug nothing but assorted scrap after these coins. I am super excited about these coins and this new spot, and hope to hit it again in a few days when I bring him back to school. Thanks for checking out my post. Happy Thanksgiving and happy hunting! View attachment 2056711 View attachment 2056712 View attachment 2056713 View attachment 2056714 View attachment 2056715 View attachment 2056716 View attachment 2056717
Awesome!!! Congrats!!!
 

Silvermonkey

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Congratulations on hitting your oldest US silver! That is a beautiful coin in great condition. The William iii is no slouch either. Pretty nice detail given how long its been in the ground. Well done fellow Mass hunter!
 

JohnnyMac

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I took Wednesday afternoon off to pick my son up from college. I figured I would detect for an hour or so on the way there to break up the ride. I went to the woods where I dug a nice Connecticut copper a couple weeks ago. Since I had already hit the areas near the cellar hole, I decided to search the abutting stonewall enclosed area. I swung my way about 75 yards to the end, then turned around and swung my way back. I was getting discouraged at the lack of good signals when I suddenly got a nice clean high tone with a VDI of 22-23. I dug the hole and found this beautiful 1835 capped bust dime. This is my first capped bust dime and my oldest U.S. silver! To me it looks like it was dropped early in its life. Hoping I was in a hot spot, I continued swinging in that area and about five minutes later got a steady mid tone with a VDI of 18-19. I dug the hole thinking it might be a button and was psyched to see a copper coin. It is a William III halfpenny, possibly 1701, but definitely a third issue (1699-1702). I think there are more hidden details on this coin, but I can’t seem to budge the hardened dirt. I dug nothing but assorted scrap after these coins. I am super excited about these coins and this new spot, and hope to hit it again in a few days when I bring him back to school. Thanks for checking out my post. Happy Thanksgiving and happy hunting! View attachment 2056711 View attachment 2056712 View attachment 2056713 View attachment 2056714 View attachment 2056715 View attachment 2056716 View attachment 2056717
Heck yeah!! Awesome finds.
 
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lenmac65

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NICE Silver!

Looks 1700 to me.
Thanks! Could be 1700, as I definitely see the 7 and the third position 0. That last digit is tough, but does look a bit like a zero in the photo. Whatever the exact year, it was nice to at least narrow it down to a few years, thanks to the style changes on the reverse side..
 
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lenmac65

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Beautiful coins. I think you have enough dirt off the half penny. Congrats on the finds.
Thanks! I think you are right about the halfpenny. I am tempted to scrape at it some more, but that might erase the highlights and chip the patina. It is hard to find coppers this old with this much detail remaining, so I will let it be.
 

Scrounge Wanderer

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I took Wednesday afternoon off to pick my son up from college. I figured I would detect for an hour or so on the way there to break up the ride. I went to the woods where I dug a nice Connecticut copper a couple weeks ago. Since I had already hit the areas near the cellar hole, I decided to search the abutting stonewall enclosed area. I swung my way about 75 yards to the end, then turned around and swung my way back. I was getting discouraged at the lack of good signals when I suddenly got a nice clean high tone with a VDI of 22-23. I dug the hole and found this beautiful 1835 capped bust dime. This is my first capped bust dime and my oldest U.S. silver! To me it looks like it was dropped early in its life. Hoping I was in a hot spot, I continued swinging in that area and about five minutes later got a steady mid tone with a VDI of 18-19. I dug the hole thinking it might be a button and was psyched to see a copper coin. It is a William III halfpenny, possibly 1701, but definitely a third issue (1699-1702). I think there are more hidden details on this coin, but I can’t seem to budge the hardened dirt. I dug nothing but assorted scrap after these coins. I am super excited about these coins and this new spot, and hope to hit it again in a few days when I bring him back to school. Thanks for checking out my post. Happy Thanksgiving and happy hunting! View attachment 2056711 View attachment 2056712 View attachment 2056713 View attachment 2056714 View attachment 2056715 View attachment 2056716 View attachment 2056717
that is simply put a kick A#$ find! Anyway to be more eloquent very nice dig and kudos to the perseverance...swinging in some of the older wooded sites can be a terrible ordeal but look at those results
 

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