R-5 Rosa American Halfpenny :)


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Jan 2, 2010
New Castle NH.
Detector(s) used
Brain eyes ears and nose
Primary Interest:
Rosa Americana Halfpenny, Breen 132 <12 Known

Hi all,
Been trying to stay ahead of construction at the 1700s foundry site,

so I did some digging while the snow was falling.
ran into an iron patch near the next site to be cleared.
no structure, just some crumbled brick in the dirt.
all recoveries were from area shown in pic # 3.
4 coins, 2 buckles, 2 buttons in this tiny plot.
The Rosa is an odd coin, halfpenny value, but size and weight of a modern nickel.
'Bath metal' alloy. copper, zinc and a token amount of SILVER.
When I saw the bust I knew Woods had made these, looks the same as his more common Hibernia series.
(I've stopped trying to clean coppers)
The LCs were sandwiched back to back, '16 & '18.

My first iron shoe buckle too,
along with the rather uniquely styled broken bronze frame.
watch winder, copper ring, ricochet .72 cal musketball and a '68 canada dime,(50%?) go figure.

'U' on the front and 'V's on the back was odd.
Recovered a couple days ago, Figured some of you might like to see this one :)
Thanks for looking & HH All, Herbie.
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dig kzoo

Bronze Member
Jan 6, 2013
Kalamazoo co. MI
Detector(s) used
1 Minelab CTX3030, 2 Garrett AT Gold, Garrett ACE 350, 2 Bounty Hunter tracker IV,BH Junior, 2 Garrett pro pointers
a family adventure!!
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
Great find! HH


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Dec 23, 2012
Twin Tiers NY
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XP Deus X2, CTX 3030, E Trac, T2, AT Pro, AKA Sorex, Makro Kruzer, Minelab GP3500, Nokta Impact
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All Treasure Hunting
WoW! Beautiful finds!


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Dec 23, 2012
Boerne Tx.
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New Minelab E-Trac with Sunray probe, Garrett Ace 350, Teknetics Delta, Garrett Pro Pointer
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Metal Detecting
Awesome find, congrats!


Gold Member
Apr 24, 2010
Upper Canada
Detector(s) used
XP Deus, Lesche Piranha 35 Shovel & 'Garrett Carrot'
Primary Interest:
Relic Hunting

That was a good hunt on a cold day buddy, not near as cold as this winter though!
I like the copper ring and of course the 50/50 CDN Dime eh! :laughing7:

Too bad those LC's were lost together, otherwise they might've come out in better shape.

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