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    Nova

    Last Saturday's hunt was an invite up into Massachusetts , I was lucky enough to find a 1785 Nova Constellatio Name:  april nova.jpg
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Size:  122.7 KB and I'll see if anyone here knows what the other items are for extra credit Name:  april friction primers.jpg
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    WTG Dan on the Nova as well as the cannon friction primers. Why were they there?
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    That is a beautiful old coin! I would ask how many you have found in your life but then I would just get even more jealous.
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    Now that's a good looking find!
    Roger gets the extra credit! WTG
    How's the other side? Some day I'll find a Nova with more than 20% left of it.
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    Awesome find on that Nova! I would have lost the extra credit as I thought those were ground rods. Guess it's just my train of thought being an electrician.
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    If I dug a coin like that I would flip out Dan.
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    Nice! A Nova is still high on my wish list. You have to give us some details on those primers !
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    Nice Dan! Still looking for my first.

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    Beautiful coin Dan! I don't remember you digging one so it must have been awhile since your last one.
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    Way to go Dan! Awesome finds!!!!
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    Congrats on the Nova Constellatio, Dan! That is a great photo of it!

    I had no clue on the cannon primers. Silly me, I probably would have thrown them away.
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    Heck, I would be happy to dig a primer like those. I can only dream about finding coins like that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Rebel View Post
    WTG Dan on the Nova as well as the cannon friction primers. Why were they there?
    Roger , you get the xtra-credit . they are indeed friction primers from an artillery cannon as to why they were at an old cellar home site is still a mystery , perhaps someone there worked at a gun powder mill manufacturing them or a soldier came home from the war with extra primers when he manned an artillery battery . It was funny to listen to a few of the guys I was with that day banter and question what these "modern pieces of junk" they kept digging and that they were a nuisance finding them until I told them what they were , then their whole demeanor changed and wanted to dig more.


    Quote Originally Posted by Bucknut View Post
    That is a beautiful old coin! I would ask how many you have found in your life but then I would just get even more jealous.
    I haven't found as many as Fugio coins , thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by OxShoeDrew View Post
    Now that's a good looking find!
    Roger gets the extra credit! WTG
    How's the other side? Some day I'll find a Nova with more than 20% left of it.
    Drew , the other side is rough although you can make out some of the latin and the scripted U.S.


    Quote Originally Posted by Digger_O'Dell View Post
    Awesome find on that Nova! I would have lost the extra credit as I thought those were ground rods. Guess it's just my train of thought being an electrician.
    Thanks DOD , one of the guys with us though it might have been some kind of fuse or similar .


    Quote Originally Posted by Digger Don View Post
    If I dug a coin like that I would flip out Dan.
    Don , these are the kinds of coins i've been trying to get you guys to find whenever you all come out .


    Quote Originally Posted by Lodge Scent View Post
    Nice! A Nova is still high on my wish list. You have to give us some details on those primers !
    Jeff , I would of guessed you had found a few already . as far as we know we weren't close to any military camps or forts and no military items were found at the cellar site


    Quote Originally Posted by BTV Digger View Post
    Nice Dan! Still looking for my first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donnie B View Post
    Beautiful coin Dan! I don't remember you digging one so it must have been awhile since your last one.
    Donnie , it has been a few years since my last . Jimmy Teflon missed this coin so its even more special !


    Quote Originally Posted by badgers325 View Post
    Way to go Dan! Awesome finds!!!!
    Thank you sir .


    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Two-Cent View Post
    Congrats on the Nova Constellatio, Dan! That is a great photo of it!

    I had no clue on the cannon primers. Silly me, I probably would have thrown them away.
    Tony if I hadn't dug up one (a reenactors primer to a cannon) a few years ago I may have tossed them too.


    Quote Originally Posted by fyrffytr1 View Post
    Heck, I would be happy to dig a primer like those. I can only dream about finding coins like that!
    Thanks , this site was most likely abandoned or burnt down sometime before the Civil war so we were thinking the primers might have been from either war of 1812 to the Mexican war era
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