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    This Time It's a Hibernia

    Hey everyone,
    My last post (where I THOUGHT I had a Hibernia) and this one look comically similar. First pic is this week's finds. I'm fairly certain the copper is a 1720s Hibernia. 10 inches too...using only 5 kHz. I find I'm choosing specific frequencies at pounded sites....then only double checking targets in multi-frequency mode.

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    Congrats on the Hibernia Drew . That's the first dug one I've ever seen on a forum . I looked them up , in
    good condition they can be worth a bit . Is it a Half penny or a Farthing ?

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    Nice one Drew! The surface is a but rough like a Rosa might be, but either or, its an oldie for sure.
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    I'm glad you got that Hibernia out of hibernation, Drew!
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    8 Large Cents, 378 Indian Heads, 2 Two Cent Pieces, 1 Capped Bust Half Dime, 1 Seated Half Dime, 9 Shield Nickels, 67 V Nickels, 121 Buffalo Nickels, 31 War Nickels, 16 Seated Dimes, 127 Barber Dimes, 382 Mercury Dimes, 233 Rosies, 4 Seated Quarters, 15 Barber Quarters, 17 Standing Liberty Quarters, 84 Silver Washingtons, 1 Seated Half, 3 Barber Halves, 16 Walking Liberty Halves

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    Continually amazed. I've got to get out there. Indian pennies aren't doing it for me any more!

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    Very nice!
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    Thanks, George, Tony, Noah, Jeff, and calabash,
    ...I think you nailed it, Jeff! I measured the diameter and it is 26mm like the Rosas...not 22mm like the Hibernias. You're getting in Dan's league now

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    Here's the reverse.
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    Yep, looks like a Tudor rose Drew. Nice find. If I was in Dan's league, I would only be the bat boy.
    Oldest find: 5,000 year old copper spearhead
    Oldest coin: 1699 William III halfpenny
    Purdiest coin: 1832 Capped Bust quarter
    Coolest find: USA button with blue threads still on shank

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    Although I just found a Hibernia that's 26.7mm, spot on....and I think I can see the harp on top of my reverse pic.
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    Hmmmm, you could be right ! But if I stare at it long enough I can also see a chicken hawk with a shield on its breast .
    Oldest find: 5,000 year old copper spearhead
    Oldest coin: 1699 William III halfpenny
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    Nice going Drew! It's been brutally hot this summer. Man am I looking forward to fall & winter.
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