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    Return trip to my new cellar yields a COPPER and other Goodies.

    I headed up to Massachusetts today after my college class got out to make a return trip to the cellar. The weather was a lot nicer this time around and it was actually quite warm. I headed into the woods with my AT pro and traveled to the cellar hole. I got a modern wrist watch a little way from the hole, only about 2 inches down and made of stainless steel. I get a mid tone to the side of it and out pops a colonial buckle frame. This got me very excited. After that I didn't find anything for a little bit until I got another mid tone close to the surface and out pops a gorgeous buckle with the iron clip inside. I was getting pretty excited. A little bit later I dug a flat button on the edge of the hole. So far no high tones though. After digging a few iron objects, I move a little bit to the side of the cellar and finally here that sweet melody of a high tone. The signal is coming in around 80-82. I have a feeling it is going to be a coin. I dig down 4 inches and hear a signal with my propointer. I then see a copper disk down in the hole. I pick it up wondering what it is, draped bust, CT copper? I very very lightly rub some dirt off of it and I see Britannica on the back so I immediately knew it was old. I was pretty pumped. After that copper I dug a piece to a colonial buckle. I was getting tired and was sweating like a pig. I started to head back to the house but got a 60's-70's signal on the path. I dig down about 5 inches and pull out a musket ball! This thing was fired too. I had a great day
    After cleaning off my finds, I discover that my coin is a Woods Hibernia King George I halfpenny. This coin is my oldest coin ever although I can't quite get the date at the moment due to some gunk where the date is. What a great find!!! This cellar hole must be super old, probably pre revolutionary war. I can't wait to go back and hopefully dig some even better relics!!!Name:  IMG_5801.jpg
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    Oldest coin(s): 1600's Spanish copper maravedis Oldest American Coin: 1797 Large Cent. Oldest silver: 178? Spanish 1/2 Reale
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    Great digs today Jim. I'm happy that you got a copper and in such good condition That copper I think is 1722-1724 which makes it almost 300 years old . Based on the relics that is for sure an earlier site. Keep pounding it, HH
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    I <3 colonial relics!

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    nice buckles and copper , hope you find a few more around that area .
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    Congrats on the Woods Hibernia and the other colonial relics! That's really cool!

    It looks like the copper is in pretty good shape too with nice details. That's a terrific find!

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    I was looking at the watch. I believe it says it is time to go back and look for more treasure.

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    Very nice copper and relics. The copper looks to be in great shape for being almost 300 years old. Keep us posted on your future finds from this site.
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    The coin is a 1724 Hibernia
    Oldest coin(s): 1600's Spanish copper maravedis Oldest American Coin: 1797 Large Cent. Oldest silver: 178? Spanish 1/2 Reale
    Best Relic(s): Pre Civil War US Revenue Service Button, GW Button, Best Find(s): 1790 King George III Gold Guinea/ "Long Live the King" Button

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