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Posted by: The Fog
Date: January 19, 2012 05:20AM
Hello fellow safarians, haven't been on the forum in months.

Well here are some of the things I haven't been posting. The large buckle, (and I do mean large.) was one the most unique finds imo, it's a shame that it is broken and missing a section of frame. You'd really have to hold it and see it in person to appreciate the size of it.

I also found a Parys Druid head half-penny. 1789, it's pretty beat up but enough to easily ID. Engraved into the rim of the coin it says payable in Anglesey London or Liverpool. Some pics of injuns in nice shape, and one 1882 injun that was in the same area but didn't quite hold up as well LOL. Always amazes me that you can find the same type of coins in an area and some are destroyed while others look fine. The strange tube looking thing is a musket rod guide... thought that was pretty neat too. I'll spare you all of the mercury dimes I've found at colonial sites... at one site I found 3 in one hole, nothing like seeing three silvers at the bottom of the hole and there all mercs! (Thank you sir may I have another? WHACK!). Don't get me wrong i like finding mercs... but when you get that small silver sound in an area that should be holding bust coins and reales the mercs can be a small letdown. Anyway here's some dirt porn. HH




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Date: January 19, 2012 05:23AM
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Date: January 19, 2012 05:26AM
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Date: January 19, 2012 05:28AM
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Posted by: The Fog
Date: January 19, 2012 05:45AM
Coins with potential value I don't clean at all so if your wondering why some of silver coins look in such bad shape it's just dirt/tarnish etc. They'd polish right up but you'd polish the value right out of them too! A wise man once told me "you can clean your finds anytime you want... but you can never unclean them." The crust on the 1789 Druid penny was like cement but I could see a partial engraving around the rim and a small loop design and was able to ID it. A 1794 Parys Druid coin in excellent condition is only worth 10 bucks so once I ID'd it I didn't have any qualms about giving it a peroxide bath to get the hard crust off just to see how much detail was left. It's not really about the value anyway for me, just cool finding things I've never seen before.

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Posted by: Blank Planet
Date: January 19, 2012 05:59AM
some nice finds there :clapping:

blank planet

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Posted by: bunker314
Date: January 19, 2012 07:43AM
AWESOME!!!! :please: Thanks for posting and the pix.

We want more, don't wait so long to post again!
HH,
Bunker



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Posted by: The Fog
Date: January 19, 2012 07:50AM
Thanks Bunk and Blank... i actually had a typo, the druid is a 1789.

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Posted by: bunker314
Date: January 19, 2012 09:33AM
I'll let it slide this time!! LOL

Bunker



Bunker
CTX 3030 / Etrac / T2se
Pistol Probe / Pro Pointer / Vib580
"Lost Recovered....History Discovered"

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Posted by: kschae4
Date: January 19, 2012 09:50AM
Fog...great to see you back and with many impressive finds. Looking forward to more of 'em. Are you located in New England ?



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Oldest identifiable coin- 1775 King George lll half penny

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Posted by: BLRRLB
Date: January 19, 2012 11:31AM
I was reading up on some of your older posts..i currently use a Garrett GTP 1350 for about 3 months..starting to get the hang of it!! i'm a rookie hunter but already looking for a better machine. been doing research on Safari because i don't want all the extras of the Explorer/Etrac..i'm in SC so i'm after old Silver plus want to be able to go to the beach and KILL gold/silver jewelry!!!

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Posted by: The Fog
Date: January 19, 2012 01:48PM
Yes kschae4 I live in Massachusetts. BLRRB my first machine was a 300 dollar used Cibola, I didn't want to drop major coin on a detector when I first got into the hobby in case I didn't enjoy it, after my first season of detecting I was hooked so I replaced my cibola with the Safari. It was a love/hate relationship at first... now the hate is gone and it's all love.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/19/2012 01:55PM by The Fog.

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Posted by: Prodigy
Date: January 19, 2012 02:05PM
Whats the date on the seated dime?

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Posted by: The Fog
Date: January 19, 2012 08:55PM
prodigy there are 2 seated dimes, ones is 1875 the other 1854, the 1875 is a carson city.