FIRST COLONIAL COPPER - WHAT IS IT ??? - WILLIAM III ? KING GEORGE

Gavinsdiscoveries

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Good morning Metal detectors, treasure hunters, and hobbyists! I hope you are enjoying this lovely first day of April! In Southeastern PA right now it is a beautiful 63 degrees and is bright and sunny with happy cumulus clouds! It's a perfect day for metal detecting!

I found something really astonishing yesterday! I was digging out in the field where I found a few Colonial relics including a Pair of metal dentures, Colonial buttons, lock plates, pocket watches, ladies pins, and my first coin came out of the spot yesterday!

When I pulled the plug out of the ground I saw what every metal detectors dream of. A green disk resting in the plug. Before I touched it I looked at it and saw how thick it was and the size of it! I recognized it as a colonial copper! My first one!

Bolts of excitement went throughout me and I stood up, jumped, and screamed. Oh, the joy! I'm broke the plug in half so I can get a better view of it. I know from watching videos that typically these coins are toast but you never know. I pulled it out of the ground and realized that it was fully toasted but it is still an astonishing find!

I believe I've discovered a William the Third half penny from 1699 to 1701. The coin has a Very large rotund bust of a man facing right. All I can see is the basic outline of it. There are no details on the back whatsoever. Judging by the size of the head and the hair Ribbon I'm assuming it's a William the third halfpenny but I'm not sure. Does anybody recognize what this coin is?

The coin Weighs 8.09 Grams - Conversions - 40.45 ct, 0.286 Oz, 5.21 DWT

The coin measures around 27.5 mm

The thickness of the coin is around 1 ½ Millimeters.

The bust is facing to the right

It has a thick green patina on it.

The weight and measurements have probably been thrown off due to corrosion.

Thank you so much for all your help!

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DCMatt

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I'm thinking it's a William and Mary coin.

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Not this one exactly...
 

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DCMatt

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1694 William and Mary 1/2 penny.

What say ye?

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nkellam22

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Definitely a William and mary, all were dated 1694.
You can see the hair tie of William and you can also see the faint bust of Mary.
 

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smokeythecat

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Yes, they are correct. William and Mary! And a great find!
 

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