🥇 BANNER Still Shaking...1662 Massachusetts Oak Tree Twopence

Silvermonkey

Silver Member
Apr 24, 2013
3,601
6,786
Eastern Massachusetts
🥇 Banner finds
2
Detector(s) used
AT Pro, XP Deus
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
Greetings!

I'll keep this short. I returned to a section of woods where I recently found a William iii halfpenny and a nicely gilded Navy button. I hunted for about three hours without much to show for my efforts. I hit a reasonable signal along side a stream...not a great signal, but I figured worth a look.

At the bottom of the hole was an incredibly small coin. Thought it might be a trime...but seemed too small.

oaktree 2 pence 4.jpg oaktree 2 pence 5.jpg

It wasn't until I got it home that I realized what I had found...a 1662 Massachusetts Oak Tree Twopence coin. Honestly, I didn't even know that they minted a two pence coin. Not sure what variety it is, so will need to do some research. Can't begin to describe how excited I am. This is my oldest coin, and I doubt I will ever find one older.

oaktree 2 pence 8.jpg oaktrr 2 pence 7.jpg oaktree 2 pence 1.jpg

This was literally the only coin I found after three hours of digging. You can see my other finds below. Thanks for taking a look. If anyone has any thoughts about the specific variety of the coin, please feel free to share. HH

Oaktree 2 pence 6.jpg
 
Upvote 129

Joe-Dirt

Silver Member
Jan 18, 2018
3,414
10,346
Central Massachusetts
🏆 Honorable Mentions:
1
Detector(s) used
Minelab equinox 800 & XP Deus II , 2 Garrett carrots, 3 NX6 shovels 2 broken, 31” Lesche shovel, whites digmaster, Lesche hand trowel, 3-5 gallon buckets full of crappola
Primary Interest:
Other
Damn😳 nice job, definitely a banner find
 

JohnnyMac

Hero Member
Mar 30, 2012
641
190
South Jersey
Detector(s) used
Whites Eagle Spectrum,Whites Coinmaster 6000 DI Pro
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
Greetings!

I'll keep this short. I returned to a section of woods where I recently found a William iii halfpenny and a nicely gilded Navy button. I hunted for about three hours without much to show for my efforts. I hit a reasonable signal along side a stream...not a great signal, but I figured worth a look.

At the bottom of the hole was an incredibly small coin. Thought it might be a trime...but seemed too small.

View attachment 2025794 View attachment 2025795

It wasn't until I got it home that I realized what I had found...a 1662 Massachusetts Oak Tree Twopence coin. Honestly, I didn't even know that they minted a two pence coin. Not sure what variety it is, so will need to do some research. Can't begin to describe how excited I am. This is my oldest coin, and I doubt I will ever find one older.

View attachment 2025796 View attachment 2025797 View attachment 2025798

This was literally the only coin I found after three hours of digging. You can see my other finds below. Thanks for taking a look. If anyone has any thoughts about the specific variety of the coin, please feel free to share. HH

Congrats on a great find. Definitely a banner find.
 

Terry Soloman

Gold Member
May 28, 2010
19,229
29,506
White Plains, New York
🥇 Banner finds
1
🏆 Honorable Mentions:
1
Detector(s) used
Nokta Makro Legend// Pulsedive// Minelab GPZ 7000// Vanquish 540// Minelab Pro Find 35// Dune Kraken Sandscoop// Grave Digger Tools Tombstone shovel & Sidekick digger// Bunk's Hermit Pick
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
BANNER VOTE! :headbang::hello2::occasion14::notworthy:
 

Florida Finder

Bronze Member
Dec 17, 2020
1,100
2,954
Southern States of America
🥇 Banner finds
1
Detector(s) used
AT Max
Primary Interest:
Relic Hunting
Greetings!

I'll keep this short. I returned to a section of woods where I recently found a William iii halfpenny and a nicely gilded Navy button. I hunted for about three hours without much to show for my efforts. I hit a reasonable signal along side a stream...not a great signal, but I figured worth a look.

At the bottom of the hole was an incredibly small coin. Thought it might be a trime...but seemed too small.

View attachment 2025794 View attachment 2025795

It wasn't until I got it home that I realized what I had found...a 1662 Massachusetts Oak Tree Twopence coin. Honestly, I didn't even know that they minted a two pence coin. Not sure what variety it is, so will need to do some research. Can't begin to describe how excited I am. This is my oldest coin, and I doubt I will ever find one older.

View attachment 2025796 View attachment 2025797 View attachment 2025798

This was literally the only coin I found after three hours of digging. You can see my other finds below. Thanks for taking a look. If anyone has any thoughts about the specific variety of the coin, please feel free to share. HH

View attachment 2025803
Banner!!!!!!
 

ARC

Gold Member
Aug 19, 2014
31,535
99,107
Tampa Bay
Detector(s) used
JW 8X/ML X2/VP 580
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Boy! Now there's a neat old silver coin! The condition is excellent for such a desirable coin!
Very well done! You get the trophy today!
Agreed... I failed to make a condition comment earlier... but yes absolute agreed on condition and was first thing I thought when seeing it... I was actually a loss for words and rewrote the first comment a few times.
The condition threw me and actually even looked up copy versions due to it just to verify.
Again Banner all day long and then some... find of a lifetime... well done and then some.
 
Last edited:

tnt-hunter

Bronze Member
Apr 20, 2018
1,474
6,595
Mountain Maryland
🏆 Honorable Mentions:
8
Detector(s) used
Fisher CZ-21, Minelab Excalibur,Garret AT Pro,
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
:goldmedalred: All I can say is WOW!!! A banner find if ever there was one. Count my banner vote.

Stay safe and keep swingin. (maybe there is another nice coin out there waiting for you)
 

plymouthian12

Silver Member
Mar 26, 2010
2,565
6,371
massachusetts
🥇 Banner finds
2
🏆 Honorable Mentions:
31
Detector(s) used
DFX, EXcalibur, Dual Field, CTX3030
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Welcome to the tree club. That coin is in incredible condition find of a lifetime congrats again can't wait to see if you find another in that area
 

pepperj

Gold Member
Feb 3, 2009
24,373
74,037
Detector(s) used
Deus, Minelab 3030, E-Trac,
Primary Interest:
Relic Hunting
Once again quality trumps quantity.
Congratulations on your beautiful silver.
It only takes one to make it all worthwhile.
 

cannonball

Sr. Member
Feb 20, 2010
472
1,937
East Coast NJ
Detector(s) used
DEUS 11 Fisher F75ltd,TDI Minelab Excailber
Primary Interest:
Relic Hunting
Greetings!

I'll keep this short. I returned to a section of woods where I recently found a William iii halfpenny and a nicely gilded Navy button. I hunted for about three hours without much to show for my efforts. I hit a reasonable signal along side a stream...not a great signal, but I figured worth a look.

At the bottom of the hole was an incredibly small coin. Thought it might be a trime...but seemed too small.

View attachment 2025794 View attachment 2025795

It wasn't until I got it home that I realized what I had found...a 1662 Massachusetts Oak Tree Twopence coin. Honestly, I didn't even know that they minted a two pence coin. Not sure what variety it is, so will need to do some research. Can't begin to describe how excited I am. This is my oldest coin, and I doubt I will ever find one older.

View attachment 2025796 View attachment 2025797 View attachment 2025798

This was literally the only coin I found after three hours of digging. You can see my other finds below. Thanks for taking a look. If anyone has any thoughts about the specific variety of the coin, please feel free to share. HH

View attachment 2025803
What a find!!! Fantastic Congratulations:hello2:
 

Top Member Reactions

Users who are viewing this thread

Top