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February 28, 2012

METAL DETECTING – 1700’S Big Copper Coin Part 1

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Today, Jan. 28, 2012, I recovered two Large Copper Coins from a Homesite that was first occupied in the mid 1700’s ….. This is the site where I recovered an 1864 “2 Cent Piece” last year. I came with my shovel to locate and dig the trash pits on the property, and began the hunt with a quick concentrated Scan of a small area of ground right next to and just south of the Cellar Hole with my metal detector….. After about an hour, and digging every signal that I detected, I found a very old large Copper Coin that needless to say, put the Trash pit dig on hold for the rest of the afternoon till another day. I’ve hunted this site about 18 more times since I found that “2 Cent Piece” last year and found nothing but Bullets and a few Coins from the 1940’s and 50’s …… these later date Coins were probably dropped by Deer Hunters who hunted this ground back then. Other than that, “Nothin but Bullets”… The place is loaded with Bullets … Very old Bullets from the late 1700’s and 1800’s. The home that stood there, finally collapsed in 1910 and was owned along with the large piece of land that surrounds it, by the same Family and and later Generations until 1900 …. It is State Land today and only the Cellar Hole remains . With no substantial coin results since last year, I had to rethink my hunting techniques because I knew that people lived on that site for well over a hundred years, and in that time had to have dropped more coinage ….. There were a lot of unused

In Yorkshire we have an old saying “There’s nowt as queer as folk” …translation … there is nothing as strange as people and what they do … and when it comes to abusing our coins I have to agree … as a couple of today’s finds were rather strange … to say the least ..

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  1. @RecoveringRelics lc usualy read a 68-77 vdi on mxt … i have the mxt pro

    Comment by blupshkie — February 28, 2012 @ 4:00 pm

  2. @RecoveringRelics … Thanks Ryan,
    Congratulations on your new “Whites XLT”.
    Large Coppers on mine come in from 65 to 75 VDI,
    and I hunt in “Coin” or “Relic” Mode … mostly “Coin”.
    Sometimes even “Full Metal” mode depending on the way I want to hunt a particular piece of ground.
    You’re in a Great Old Area Ryan, and are going to recover some Incredible Finds.
    one more thing… your “First Gold Ring” was awesome !
    Good luck next time out.
    BILL .

    Comment by DigginAmerica — February 28, 2012 @ 4:52 pm

  3. @shooter45ist … Thanks Shooter45 …. cool name.
    BILL .

    Comment by DigginAmerica — February 28, 2012 @ 5:21 pm

  4. @Blazinblex … Thanks Blazinblex .

    Comment by DigginAmerica — February 28, 2012 @ 5:40 pm

  5. @mlyness100 … Thanks Mike,
    sorry for the delay, didn’t see these comments till now.
    And yes, it turned out to be a “1723 Wood’s Hibernia Half Penny”.
    Was totally shocked… lookin for Barbers, Seateds, Large Cents and even another “2 Cent Piece” from that site, but never expected “Old British” coins.
    And like you say, finding a British Silver would definately be a real nice find.
    Goin back this week if the weather holds out.
    Good luck on your next hunt Mike,
    BILL .

    Comment by DigginAmerica — February 28, 2012 @ 5:41 pm

  6. That looked like a George II Half Penny. Awesome find!!! What do Large Coppers usually VDI as on your MXT? Also what settings are you hunting in? Curious because I recently bought an MXT. HH

    Comment by RecoveringRelics — February 28, 2012 @ 5:48 pm

  7. Great finds, thats hard work .. nice hunt

    Comment by shooter45ist — February 28, 2012 @ 6:05 pm

  8. great job today man! keep it up!

    Comment by Blazinblex — February 28, 2012 @ 6:12 pm

  9. Hey Bill, that copper is an awesome find! I wonder if it is a half penny. Keep hitting that spot, might get some old British silver! GL!

    Comment by mlyness100 — February 28, 2012 @ 7:02 pm

  10. @realredrebel … Thanks Rebel,
    This video took 6 hours to upload this morning … gonna upload the second part as soon as I can.
    Thanks for watchin, and good luck on your next hunt.
    BILL .

    Comment by DigginAmerica — February 28, 2012 @ 7:39 pm

  11. I can’t wait to see part 2… Nice hunt… That cooper coin looks interesting… Best of luck.

    Comment by realredrebel — February 28, 2012 @ 7:40 pm

  12. @MetalfinderDave
    yes … my daughter’s on it … the last old friend who turned up cost me a lot of money … the bar steward … LOL

    Comment by PeaceHavens — February 28, 2012 @ 8:25 pm

  13. Facebook is were you make friends and you can start your own site and it’s free, if any happens you find out on Facebook have a look at it, you can sent messages to friends for free, there lots on it, you can also find old friends on there. I met people from 20 years ago on there. Have look just put a goole search for Facebook

    Comment by MetalfinderDave — February 28, 2012 @ 8:26 pm

  14. @MetalfinderDave
    what is? I am not on facebook …

    Comment by PeaceHavens — February 28, 2012 @ 8:53 pm

  15. Sorry GED it’s on Facebook if you are on there

    Comment by MetalfinderDave — February 28, 2012 @ 9:10 pm

  16. Sorry about that it’s on Facebook

    Comment by MetalfinderDave — February 28, 2012 @ 9:39 pm

  17. 32 f is freezing. Here in Coos Bay OR . Most years we it doesn’t even get frost,But we had frost several times.. In the summer temps are in 80’sf to low 90’s f . 50 miles in land the can be 100f + days.

    Comment by dirtymouthdon — February 28, 2012 @ 10:09 pm

  18. @Ringo853
    gloves … heat pads on detector handle … and a hot wheat bag in my pocket … it be ruddy cold out there …brrr … LOL

    Comment by PeaceHavens — February 28, 2012 @ 10:32 pm

  19. @MetalfinderDave
    Dave … I can’t find you club site on Google … Ged

    Comment by PeaceHavens — February 28, 2012 @ 11:01 pm

  20. @dirtymouthdon
    well … just goes to show does it not ? … if I remember rightly 32f is freezing point ? … you’re having a heat wave compared to us … phew …

    Comment by PeaceHavens — February 28, 2012 @ 11:06 pm

  21. Today in Coos Bay Oregon. The sky is clear Temp high will 60 f and a low 38 f
    In the town My son lives in Yreka, California . The County Courthouse ‘s Placer Gold Display was robbed of 1.5 million dollars in gold. The Collection is valued at 3 to 4 Million $. The funny Part is the display is next to the door of the Sheriffs Office.
    The sheriff said know one heart the alarm.

    Comment by dirtymouthdon — February 28, 2012 @ 11:23 pm

  22. Glad to see you made it out on another fine day. Congrats on your bit of silver and other coins. You never know with those coin balls. Ha ha. GL on your next and HH

    Comment by MrJohnson448 — February 29, 2012 @ 12:21 am

  23. At the end of the day you know as well has me that X doesn’t Mark the spot, so you never know you could walk into a hoard of coins, but if you are ever down were I live your welcome to come along with us, and if you get the time have a look at my club site Grimsby vikings metal detecting club, I would love if you would put some pictures of your finds on

    Comment by MetalfinderDave — February 29, 2012 @ 12:40 am

  24. nice silver! I see youve got your gloves on ;o)

    Comment by Ringo853 — February 29, 2012 @ 1:10 am

  25. @pjbassturd
    your generosity knows no bounds … my old camera is sulking .. it does its best … LOL

    Comment by PeaceHavens — February 29, 2012 @ 1:58 am

  26. @magpie307
    persistance pays mate … I have considered my fields to be worked out on lots of occasions … I was just working in the wrong part … it’s strange but coins are lost in specific parts of a field … usually at the high end … along south-sun-facing walls .. on dry soil … high bits where the boss can sit and keep an eye on things .. near gate entrances .. stiles … particulary horse fields .. picnic fields … and especially other places that I can’t figure out why … LOL

    Comment by PeaceHavens — February 29, 2012 @ 1:58 am

  27. @mymetaldetecting
    at the moment I am sorting my metals for sale to the scrap man … kilos of lead, bronze and old rubbish coins … and I always carry a few old bronze coins to give to onlookers … some think they are great … but some aren’t impressed and look at me like ” do you really expect me to touch that grotty thing” … whatever … LOL

    Comment by PeaceHavens — February 29, 2012 @ 2:25 am

  28. @TheMaddogT
    thank you … persistance pays

    Comment by PeaceHavens — February 29, 2012 @ 3:07 am

  29. @MrVollenberg
    thank you … persistance pays

    Comment by PeaceHavens — February 29, 2012 @ 3:40 am

  30. @TheGeorgiaCanuck
    you keep saying that … try a bit harder please … LOL

    Comment by PeaceHavens — February 29, 2012 @ 3:45 am

  31. @dirtymouthdon
    we should feel grateful for small mercies … the temperature at my farm in Bulgaria was minus -28 degrees centigrade yesterday … now that’s cold … brrrrrrrrrr … and I already have my hat on …LOL

    Comment by PeaceHavens — February 29, 2012 @ 4:39 am

  32. @MetalfinderDave
    Back in the 70’s I wrote to the Detecting Magazine, they pulished lots of my articles, that my area did not exist before Georgian times as the populace had been abducted by Flying Saucers … they were not impressed and didn’t publish it … after all … that info didn’t sell detectors … LOL … COG (Cynical Old Git)

    Comment by PeaceHavens — February 29, 2012 @ 5:34 am

  33. Nice silver GED, I would have though that more hammered would come up in the dales, I wonder what happened to all the people before the georgian times. You do really well

    Comment by MetalfinderDave — February 29, 2012 @ 6:32 am

  34. They is a old saying in the north country ! When your feet get cold Put your Hat on.

    Comment by dirtymouthdon — February 29, 2012 @ 7:03 am

  35. Awesome Shilling! Congrats! I’d love to dig one of those…heart attack time! Looks like a buckshot hit on that copper coin. OW! Maybe that metal ball is a metal bed-frame ornamentation. Nice buckle too. GL & HH!! I smell gold soon for you!

    Comment by TheGeorgiaCanuck — February 29, 2012 @ 7:59 am

  36. @1981copey
    great! i emailed you some goody pics too :)

    Comment by pjbassturd — February 29, 2012 @ 8:12 am

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