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    Construction site allows me to excavate a real treasure

    I made it out with Safari Scott, we had a quick hunt at an old bank site that is now being excavated for a new building. After about an hour a lot of trash and an Indian head out pops a 1723 Woods Hibernia I almost did dirt angels (similar to snow angels just in dirt) she sat less then an inch. The dirt was very dry and almost like a powder.

    Meet George the first

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    Senior Member Nesdore's Avatar
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    what an awesome coin in really great condition all I can say is WOW
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    I bet that's the best bank withdraw you've made in a while.

    Congrats on a truly awesome find.
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    great looking Wood's Hibernia , big congrats Coinshooter
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    Thanks guys!!
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    Fantastic coin in great shape. Now a picture of a dirt angel would be something to see. Hope you can get back to that site.
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    Now that's what I'm talking about, beautiful colonial copper
    I <3 colonial relics!

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    WTG, those construction sites sometimes unearth real pieces of history.

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    A beautiful coin that is soon to be 300 years old!

    It came out of the ground in amazing condition. Definitely a find worthy of some dirt angels!

    Congrats on the spectacular find!

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    Next time out I'll do a dirt angel lol
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    Always nice to hit those construction sites in an old area. Great find. I hit a torn out parking lot last year and came up with a nice 2 Real and 2 nice LC's, one of them sticking out of the ground!
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    Don, I don't detect many construction site I'm keeping my eye out now though.
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    Thanks guys my Hibernia made banner!
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    awesome looking coin, nice find as you saved it from being buried forever

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    Nice coin. The decision to follow the construction crews paid off. I can't believe how well it has been preserved in the ground all these years. Thanks for sharing.
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    Love the old Colonial coppers. Congrats! That thing is amazing.
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    Nice job saving some history. She's in great shape!
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    Beautiful old coin, a huge congrats on that one
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    Thank you everyone I'm glad you like it!
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    Great find! I just love looking at that coin. The patina is perfect and really highlights the beauty of the engraving. Congrats.
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