Colonial 1787 NJ State copper / General Service WWI military button.

Nov 25, 2018
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Couple nice finds from yesterday. My friend Brian invited me up his way. Great day detecting. Both finds cleaned up nicely. NJ State copper 1787. The other General Service WWI military button.
 

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brianc053

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Nice finds Scolino!
What Scolino didn't mention - because he's a man of few words - is that he was up in northern New Jersey yesterday visiting me, and we detected together at 3 different locations in my general area. Two locations were new permissions and the 3rd was a place I'd been to before.
Scolino found the highlight of the day with that 1787 Jersey Copper. Don H. the Jersey Copper expert tells us it's a Meris 45-e, only the 5th in his long-term study.

I did find a few cool things of my own, and Scolino doesn't mind me hijacking the thread to add them here:
- 1959 Lesney Land Rover toy car
- mid-1800s sportsman's 2-piece button with a bird (maybe pheasant?)
- gold treble gilt button from LH&Scovil that dates to between 1811 and 1827 (Scovil only has one "L" on the button, but later spellings have two "L's") (The string is from a tag I attached to the button)

The only coins I found were newer: three wheat cents (but early ones: 1911, 1918, 1920), three Zincolns, three dimes, three quarters.

Great day with Scolino! (And that guy can go all day; I was done by mid afternoon and he wanted to hit one more spot!)
- Brian




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kinda looks like a clipped planchet error, but I've never read anything about how the planchets were made back then. Very cool
Nice finds Scolino!
What Scolino didn't mention - because he's a man of few words - is that he was up in northern New Jersey yesterday visiting me, and we detected together at 3 different locations in my general area. Two locations were new permissions and the 3rd was a place I'd been to before.
Scolino found the highlight of the day with that 1787 Jersey Copper. Don H. the Jersey Copper expert tells us it's a Meris 45-e, only the 5th in his long-term study.

I did find a few cool things of my own, and Scolino doesn't mind me hijacking the thread to add them here:
- 1959 Lesney Land Rover toy car
- mid-1800s sportsman's 2-piece button with a bird (maybe pheasant?)
- gold treble gilt button from LH&Scovil that dates to between 1811 and 1827 (Scovil only has one "L" on the button, but later spellings have two "L's") (The string is from a tag I attached to the button)

The only coins I found were newer: three wheat cents (but early ones: 1911, 1918, 1920), three Zincolns, three dimes, three quarters.

Great day with Scolino! (And that guy can go all day; I was done by mid afternoon and he wanted to hit one more spot!)
- Brian




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Well said! 👍🏻 Congrats on all your finds.
 
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Couple nice finds from yesterday. My friend Brian invited me up his way. Great day detecting. Both finds cleaned up nicely. NJ State copper 1787. The other General Service WWI military button.
Very Nice!!! Congrats!!!
 

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Couple nice finds from yesterday. My friend Brian invited me up his way. Great day detecting. Both finds cleaned up nicely. NJ State copper 1787. The other General Service WWI military button.
very nice recoveries, wtg
 

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