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    Hunting by the Well, KGIII?? Update NOPE, much older

    Had a chance to get out Thursday for a few hours and staying about 20 feet or so around the well.
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    Did find a couple tombac buttons, and this decorative piece, not quite sure what it is, though I think it could be one part of a belt clasp of some sort.. thoughts anyone?
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    And found another coin, it is very worn, just one side has a little detail, I think it may be a KG III
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    Looking forward to going back Saturday
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    Two very nice finds, Scott! I love the face on the decorative piece. I wonder what it was used for?

    The coin is pretty slick but you can definitely see "GEORGIUS" and the outline of the right-facing bust.

    I hope that well has a sign or something to warn passers by!

    Congrats on the finds!
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    Well, I was contacted by someone and has informed me that the coin I found isn't a KGIII, its a King William III, more than likely a half penny, (1689 - 1702) which would make this my oldest coin find yet. Super stoked.. he sent me images to show the comparison.
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    D'oh! It's obvious when you point it out! Now an even much cooler coin!
    Lifetime totals:
    8 Large Cents, 389 Indian Heads, 2 Two Cent Pieces, 1 Capped Bust Half Dime, 1 Seated Half Dime, 9 Shield Nickels, 67 V Nickels, 122 Buffalo Nickels, 31 War Nickels, 16 Seated Dimes, 128 Barber Dimes, 384 Mercury Dimes, 237 Rosies, 4 Seated Quarters, 15 Barber Quarters, 17 Standing Liberty Quarters, 85 Silver Washingtons, 1 Seated Half, 3 Barber Halves, 16 Walking Liberty Halves

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    Congrats on the William copper Scott !
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    You got an oldie there, Scott! That area of Williams coins seems to be the place they wear the least. You can always see the pig-tail.

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    I like that one !
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    Congrats on that William III. It's a fantastic find and, actually, it's in less worn condition than most found. Those coins must have circulated for decades. Awesome!
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    Nice find Scott! Now that's an early US coin you have there!

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