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Thread: Coin and Relic Finds from the End of April and May

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    Veteran Member BTV Digger's Avatar
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    Coin and Relic Finds from the End of April and May

    Hi all,

    Here's some shots of coins and relics found from the very end of April and this month so far. Didn't get out this week due to the heat. Thanks for looking!


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    Returned to the Tavern #2 site in the last days of April and snagged a few more goodies. Coppers are both wiped, but ring up around 70 VDI on the AT-Pro, which in my experience suggests they're either KG 2's or 3's, perhaps even counterfeit varieties. Best find of this lot is the little lead triangle saddle adornment.

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    During the first week in May I hit some fields with my good friends from Green Mountain Diggers over in northeastern VT. Finds were rather mundane for me on this day, though I did snag I nice gold gilted button and a '75 Indian.

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    Here's close-up of the Indian.

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    Next week hit some varied fields with other good friends of mine GoldPannerVT and RawThird on IG. Snagged a handful of mid-date wheats, a silver Canadian dime and an interesting military token.

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    Here's the dime.

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    Here's the early military token. Says $2.50 at bottom. Other side is blank. GoldPannerVT has found a similar token and has gotten reference that it's early to mid 1800s era but not sure. Chime in if you know anything about these.

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    In mid-May got out with GoldPannerVT and RawThird again to hit some older fields. These were prior permissions. Finds for me were again rather usual late 1700s/early 1800s stuff.

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    Earlier last week I then got permission via phone for a corner lot which once had an old store on it. On that property there's also a standing 1806 church so got to hit those grounds also. So much to detect! Only could hit a portion of it as the grass is now too high. The shot above is from the church yard. Got a 3 Indian Cent spill with dates '65, '72 and '73. This is my second '72 - a semi-key date. Two wiped coppers were also found - a KG3 of some sort and a wiped Draped Bust. Also got an Oliver Boutwell CW token. I'll be back at this site for sure.

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    Here's a close-up of the '72 and '73 Indians.

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    Here's the token.

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    Here's the finds from the corner store lot. This site was originally colonial era, but was inhabited well into the 20th century before it burned down in the 1950s. Wayyyy too trashy to detect in most spots but I did pull a few goodies. Best find was the decorative dandy button, among the best I've ever found. Beat up copper is a KG3 Hibernia.

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    Here's a close-up of the dandy from the store lot.

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    Then late last week I got out with the GMD boys again and hit some other fields and a private yard in NE VT. Decent, not great finds, but it's all good. Slim handled item is an old pastry roller w/o the wheel. Two coppers were beat up once again - a 1781 KG3 Hibernia, and another nearly wiped KG3 of some sort.
    Vermont relic hunting, one swing at a time.

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    Senior Member MIKE54's Avatar
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    Lots of nice finds John! Those IHP’s from the 1870’s are hard to come by.

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    So many wonderful finds, it's hard to take them all in at once! Congrats on the 1872 Indian Head, that's one I've yet to find. You don't even mention the Shield Nickel or the SLQ which would be major highlights of one of my hunts.

    I love both of the tokens and the Canadian silver dime as well.

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    Great bunch of finds. You keep dancing around that elusive '77 Indian head cent though!
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    Global Moderator OxShoeDrew's Avatar
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    So much to take in!! Will they cut the grass weekly or is it a once a summer cut at that church?
    I love that button! Congrats, John!

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    Veteran Member Bucknut's Avatar
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    Killer finds! Love the token and the Indians!
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    Clad: $31.31
    Indians: 5
    Wheaties: 151
    Silver: 27
    Silver Jewelry: 3
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    Hibernia Halfpenny

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    Elite Member Digger Don's Avatar
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    That's an amazing bunch of finds John! I can't pick a favorite, They're all awsome. Congrats!!
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    Global Moderator aloldstuff's Avatar
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    You've got yourself some great sites as the finds show. Such a wide variety of finds, coins from colonial to semi-key IHP's, relics from colonial to modern. Looking forward to seeing more church finds
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    Awesome group of finds, John.
    Love the 1800s token, but I think my fav is the dandy button. Gorgeous!

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    Global Moderator Ill Digger's Avatar
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    Awesomeness overload!!
    Your always on the good stuff John!!
    Congrats on all of those goodies!
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    Oldest U.S. coin: 1814 Capped Bust Dime

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    That dandy is a dandy John! Cool token. The putter head is not something you find every day.
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