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    Old Green and Old Silver

    I was able to sniff out an 1843 Large Cent and a 1740 1 real today. I haven't had a copper and a real on the same hunt in some time. They were about 2 feet apart right up close to the cellar hole's well. The real is from a Mexican mint and is in nice shape.

    Jeff










    The buttons above the spike were from last week.

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    Wow that is an awesome real! The LC is great too!
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    Nice job! Gotta love when colonial Spanish silver shows up.
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    more than a 100 years apart , those people were there along time ! sure must of been a lot of stonework done around there and I bet a lot of iron around the cellar too.

    Congrats Jeff
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    Thanks Gents.
    Quote Originally Posted by del View Post
    more than a 100 years apart , those people were there along time ! sure must of been a lot of stonework done around there and I bet a lot of iron around the cellar too.

    Congrats Jeff
    Dan you are right on all accounts. If you go by coins as an indicator, 1738 is the earliest and 1843 is the latest. 11 coins were from the 1700s and 18 coins were from the 1800 to 1843.
    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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    Great finds thx for posting. WD It is amazing to see the age between those two finds and what all took place between each one being lost.
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    That's quite the score, congrats!
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    What an incredible site that must be! Such a wonderful variety of really old coins. That 1843 Large Cent must have been brand new when it was dropped! It has really sharp detail.

    And that 1740 One Real!!!! All I can say is WOW!

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    10 Large Cents, 421 Indian Heads, 2 Two Cent Pieces, 1 Capped Bust Half Dime, 1 Seated Half Dime, 10 Shield Nickels, 68 V Nickels, 125 Buffalo Nickels, 31 War Nickels, 16 Seated Dimes, 133 Barber Dimes, 407 Mercury Dimes, 250 Rosies, 4 Seated Quarters, 18 Barber Quarters, 20 Standing Liberty Quarters, 90 Silver Washingtons, 1 Seated Half, 3 Barber Halves, 17 Walking Liberty Halves

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