πŸ₯‡ BANNER Cut 1652 Massachusetts Oak Tree "spiny tree" schilling

Gregg3131

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I was digging in a colonial field in Central VA and had a pretty scratchy tone however there is little trash so I dig most signals. After it came out of the hole I was sure I had another cut Silver reale as I have dug a few others at this site. After looking at it I noticed the lettering and rope border was different than other old silver I have dug so I inquired about it and got the amazing news its a 1652 Massachusetts Oak Tree Schilling. What a piece of US history. Very fortunate and thrilled to have save this piece from a tractor as it was not very deep.
 

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Steve in PA

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Those colonial Virginia coin cutters didn't care if it's a Massachusetts shilling or a Spanish pistareen...it's getting cut!!
Nice find. I have seen several other cut ones found in Virginia.
 

huntsman53

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Congrats on an awesome, rare, very valuable and Banner-worthy find! My vote is going in but please expound on the story behind the find.
 
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xcopperstax

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lifetime achievement here! Congrats on plucking this needle from the haystack! Just as good as finding a whole in my opinion! Living in Ma puts me at ground zero for that coin!!! but my chances are pretty slim to find one.... I can still dream! There is a Macy's building in downtown Boston that has a tiny plaque and designates the spot where those coins were minted. The landscape has changed drastically there!
 

civilman1

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Like Steve said,"they didn't care what they cut up"! Killer save :icon_thumleft:
 

JerV3

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Wow big congrats.

Those are the types of finds we dream about. It's always when you least expect it something great comes out.

Jeremy
 

BLK HOLE

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Awesome save!!! That is a BANNER in my book!!:icon_thumleft:
 

Ahab8

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Welcome to the club buddy! Hell of a find! Automatic BANNER as I always say with any Mass silver.
 

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Fan Freaking Tastic Find in my book ..vote banner !:)
 

A2coins

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Banner wow Im gonna need a bigger bucket
 

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Awesome find, amazing piece of history and a very rare find indeed. I found one last summer and it’s quite a rush. As far as the banner thing goes. Good luck
 

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