King George II and some other guy

lenmac65

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After wandering the woods for an hour and nearly getting lost, I found the 1700s cellar hole I was looking for. I did not have a lot of time, so I loosely gridded and dug only high tones. I managed two coppers, both within 10 feet of the hole and about six feet from each other. The first is a 1739 King George II. This is my first one with complete lettering and a date. I wish I could give it a better cleaning, but I am afraid the delicate patina will flake off. The second one was spent nearly smooth. However, I can see the back of a right facing portrait close to the left edge, so I am guessing it is a late 1600s William and Mary, but who knows. Thanks for checking out my post. Happy hunting and good luck out there.
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After wandering the woods for an hour and nearly getting lost, I found the 1700s cellar hole I was looking for. I did not have a lot of time, so I loosely gridded and dug only high tones. I managed two coppers, both within 10 feet of the hole and about six feet from each other. The first is a 1739 King George II. This is my first one with complete lettering and a date. I wish I could give it a better cleaning, but I am afraid the delicate patina will flake off. The second one was spent nearly smooth. However, I can see the back of a right facing portrait close to the left edge, so I am guessing it is a late 1600s William and Mary, but who knows. Thanks for checking out my post. Happy hunting and good luck out there. View attachment 2021896 View attachment 2021897 View attachment 2021898
Awesome finds most especially for a short hunt. Congratulations!
 
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lenmac65

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That's a great looking copper, lots of details.
Here's the William and Mary info.
Anything on the other side?
I would say it is a match
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Thanks for the info. The reverse is still covered with a hard thin layer of dirt, but I suspect it’s blank.
 
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lenmac65

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Nice coppers. Those late 17th Century ones are always slicks
Thanks. You’re right. I have been fortunate enough to find four coins that I could attribute to the 1600s, all of which were mostly slick. Still fun to find.
 
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After wandering the woods for an hour and nearly getting lost, I found the 1700s cellar hole I was looking for. I did not have a lot of time, so I loosely gridded and dug only high tones. I managed two coppers, both within 10 feet of the hole and about six feet from each other. The first is a 1739 King George II. This is my first one with complete lettering and a date. I wish I could give it a better cleaning, but I am afraid the delicate patina will flake off. The second one was spent nearly smooth. However, I can see the back of a right facing portrait close to the left edge, so I am guessing it is a late 1600s William and Mary, but who knows. Thanks for checking out my post. Happy hunting and good luck out there. View attachment 2021896 View attachment 2021897 View attachment 2021898
Nice presentation and finds...glad you didn't get lost!
 

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After wandering the woods for an hour and nearly getting lost, I found the 1700s cellar hole I was looking for. I did not have a lot of time, so I loosely gridded and dug only high tones. I managed two coppers, both within 10 feet of the hole and about six feet from each other. The first is a 1739 King George II. This is my first one with complete lettering and a date. I wish I could give it a better cleaning, but I am afraid the delicate patina will flake off. The second one was spent nearly smooth. However, I can see the back of a right facing portrait close to the left edge, so I am guessing it is a late 1600s William and Mary, but who knows. Thanks for checking out my post. Happy hunting and good luck out there. View attachment 2021896 View attachment 2021897 View attachment 2021898
gratz on a couple of very cool coins, great save
 

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Thanks, I was dragging my feet periodically to mark my trail. The GPS is a lifesaver too.
You must have been in the toolydingleberries... :)
 

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🤔… Mmmm … not quite sure what to think of that … 🙃
It's a phrase meaning you were way out somewhere with lots of bushes, trees, and away from civilization... :)
 

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