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    King George III

    It was too nice not to get for a while on Sunday morning. Hiked out to one of my favorite spots to swing the coil for a couple of hours. It's been at least a couple of years since this site gave up any coppers or even buttons so I was surprised when I actually got a nonferrous signal. It was the only nonferrous target I dug for the hunt.

    It's a 1774 KG III halfpenny. Reverse has some nice detail but obverse is pretty shot.

    Jeff

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    Looks like a machin mills , congrats

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    If so, that would be my first one Dan!
    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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    Congrats, Jeff! Dan probably IDed it between errands
    There IS some excellent detail there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lodge Scent View Post
    If so, that would be my first one Dan!
    there are a few varieties if the 74 but you may need to take a few more pictures , the more i look at it the more it looks different to this one
    Last edited by del; 09-16-2020 at 08:27 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OxShoeDrew View Post
    Congrats, Jeff! Dan probably IDed it between errands
    I would not be surprised Drew.
    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

    "He who would search for pearls must dive below."

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    Quote Originally Posted by del View Post

    there are a few varieties if the 74 but you may need to take a few more pictures , the more i look at it the more it looks different to this one
    I think you are right Dan. On mine, Britannia's hand is pointing between the T and the A. And the the branch is straighter and is almost touching the bottom leg of the N. I'll see if I can get a decent pic. Obverse is of no help unfortunately.
    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

    "He who would search for pearls must dive below."

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    Congrats! Great find!
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