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    Elite Member DaddyDigger's Avatar
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    My First Silver of the Year

    Hey Diggers,
    My first silver coin of 2019 was found in a plowed field. It's a hammered coin and it's a little beat up from the plow but I'll gladly take it! It dates to 1659 or 1660 and was minted in Trier. Trier was a city-state and considered to be it's own country at that time. The coin is a 1/2 Albus and depicts St. Peter holding the key to heaven in his right hand and in his left hand is the book of life.
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    That is a wonderful specimen, Dave! So old! A few small pieces missing around the edge but all of the important details are still there. Congrats on the amazing find!

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    Absolutely love it man. Christian faith/heritage was strong then in Europe. Love seeing the culture of the times on the old coins. Wishing I was there with you bro!! Congrats!

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    Wow, amazing coin and history too. I'm certainly jealous!
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    So cool! Another great find Dave!
    Congrats brother!
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