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    Real Counterfeit or Real?

    A few field hunts of late netted everything in the picture save the Half Real, which was found this morning...in my yard! Don't hate me

    It was six or seven inches down and rang up like a zincoln, which is a bit lower than the other reales I found...but not much. It looks odd too.
    The Merc is the worst example I've ever seen
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    Odd coin for sure. Reverse looks silver and obverse looks copper! I would weigh it and see how many grams. That might solve it. Donnie might have buried it in your yard just to mess with your head!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyDigger View Post
    Donnie might have buried it in your yard just to mess with your head!
    ...Donnie wouldn't do such a thing...but his partner in crime might

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    Hope that the Real is real. Cool that you found it in your yard!

    I think that merc is the worst example I have seen too! But it is silver and silver is not easy to find.
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    Thanks Bucknut! I'm actually hoping for it to be a counterfeit. It would still be from the time period and would lend some character to it. Although I don't think this is a counterfeit, there was a counterfeiter living on our property in the 1700s. He was caught and lost most his property.

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    Thanks for posting. Cool items. Mind if I door knock your house? Congrats on the finds!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by badgers325 View Post
    Mind if I door knock your house?
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    Very nice Drew. My first reaction was it's a counterfeit. That indeed does make it more interesting. You've managed to sniff some coppers out of your yard also if I recall ??

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    I think that merc is the worst example I have seen too! But it is silver and silver is not easy to find.
    Bucknut, I have to disagree. That is one on the coolest Mercs I have seen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lodge Scent View Post
    You've managed to sniff some coppers out of your yard also if I recall ??
    Thanks, Jeff...yeah, I have found some coppers, and they come out in very nice condition...and a trime. Thanks, Bud!

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    Very nice finds Drew! Must be nice to go out & hunt your yard. The obverse looks funny based on how the lettering looks but I'm no expert. Somebody sure had a something against that merc, sheesh.
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    I wouldn't say I hate you..... Does it make me wanna ? Well.... yeah! So.

    BTV said it best when he told me "it's all relative" it still makes me a bit "envious" Great find anywhere, but in your own yard? That's awesome!
    Congrats Drew!

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    Somebody sure had a something against that merc, sheesh.
    Yeah they did!
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    Drew , the real does look a bit suspect of being a counterfeit and I agree these would be better than a real silver one in my opinion . Congrats .

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    Quote Originally Posted by OxShoeDrew View Post
    ...Donnie wouldn't do such a thing...but his partner in crime might
    Donnie's digging partner would never do that!
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    Nice finds!
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