Tavern trash pit dig yields Spanish half real

Steve in PA

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A while back I located a trash deposit area at the site of a tavern that was active from 1831 to 1862. The trash layer is down from one to two and a half feet deep. This past Saturday I opened a couple holes in this area with the help of my lovely assistant, Emily. A lot of work but the Spanish Silver made it worth the effort.

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As usual, when I open these holes, there are plenty of nails and pottery shards, but very few non ferrous targets. Luckily, one of the non ferrous targets turned out to be silver!
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We collected most of the pottery shards as well.
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Finally, here is a picture of the tavern and the couple that ran it.
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Nice catch on the silver 1/2!
I love to just dream of what's in the whole site as this if one could run it through a screening plant. :hello2:
Liking the pottery shards-though my eyes just keep meeting up with the lower left corner set. :laughing7:
 
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Nice catch on the silver 1/2!
I love to just dream of what's in the whole site as this if one could run it through a screening plant. :hello2:
Liking the pottery shards-though my eyes just keep meeting up with the lower left corner set. :laughing7:
That's a set alright. And that's what my little friend said when she saw it. All I said was "THEY'RE MINE" :laughing7:
 
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A while back I located a trash deposit area at the site of a tavern that was active from 1831 to 1862. The trash layer is down from one to two and a half feet deep. This past Saturday I opened a couple holes in this area with the help of my lovely assistant, Emily.

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As usual, when I open these holes, there are plenty of nails and pottery shards, but very few non ferrous targets. Luckily, one of the non ferrous targets turned out to be silver!
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We collected most of the pottery shards as well.
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Finally, here is a picture of the tavern and the couple that ran it.
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Congratulations Steve and Emily! Love the half real!
 

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A while back I located a trash deposit area at the site of a tavern that was active from 1831 to 1862. The trash layer is down from one to two and a half feet deep. This past Saturday I opened a couple holes in this area with the help of my lovely assistant, Emily.

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As usual, when I open these holes, there are plenty of nails and pottery shards, but very few non ferrous targets. Luckily, one of the non ferrous targets turned out to be silver!
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We collected most of the pottery shards as well.
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Finally, here is a picture of the tavern and the couple that ran it.
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Congrats on the Spanish Silver Steve! It might be a lot of work to dig like that, but definitely worth it and most likely many return trips as well.
 

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A while back I located a trash deposit area at the site of a tavern that was active from 1831 to 1862. The trash layer is down from one to two and a half feet deep. This past Saturday I opened a couple holes in this area with the help of my lovely assistant, Emily. A lot of work but the Spanish Silver made it worth the effort.

View attachment 1991033
View attachment 1991035

As usual, when I open these holes, there are plenty of nails and pottery shards, but very few non ferrous targets. Luckily, one of the non ferrous targets turned out to be silver!
View attachment 1991036

View attachment 1991037

We collected most of the pottery shards as well.
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Finally, here is a picture of the tavern and the couple that ran it.
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Nice selection of glass and pottery, too...!
That coin and that assistant, gets one thumb up! :thumbsup::laughing7:
 

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A while back I located a trash deposit area at the site of a tavern that was active from 1831 to 1862. The trash layer is down from one to two and a half feet deep. This past Saturday I opened a couple holes in this area with the help of my lovely assistant, Emily. A lot of work but the Spanish Silver made it worth the effort.

View attachment 1991033
View attachment 1991035

As usual, when I open these holes, there are plenty of nails and pottery shards, but very few non ferrous targets. Luckily, one of the non ferrous targets turned out to be silver!
View attachment 1991036

View attachment 1991037

We collected most of the pottery shards as well.
View attachment 1991038

Finally, here is a picture of the tavern and the couple that ran it.
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Great job on the reale! I love those old trash pits, especially the ones prior to 1800. It's like never ending treasure in there!! Can't wait to see more great finds!
 

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A while back I located a trash deposit area at the site of a tavern that was active from 1831 to 1862. The trash layer is down from one to two and a half feet deep. This past Saturday I opened a couple holes in this area with the help of my lovely assistant, Emily. A lot of work but the Spanish Silver made it worth the effort.

View attachment 1991033
View attachment 1991035

As usual, when I open these holes, there are plenty of nails and pottery shards, but very few non ferrous targets. Luckily, one of the non ferrous targets turned out to be silver!
View attachment 1991036

View attachment 1991037

We collected most of the pottery shards as well.
View attachment 1991038

Finally, here is a picture of the tavern and the couple that ran it.
View attachment 1991039
View attachment 1991040
Awesome!!! Congrats!!!
 

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