Monday, December 10, 2012


I went back to the spot where I found the token and possible 1700 coin hoping to for another old coin or silver.  No silver but did manage an Indian head penny - 1906.  A nice range of dates in this area.  Hope to go back and see what else is in the ground.

Sunday, December 9, 2012


                                                                   I think this is it

I went out into the woods Saturday to the same spot I found my 1837 token.  I was hoping for silver but no luck there but did find an interesting coin.  I wasn't sure what it was when I found it and it looked really worn.  I cleaned it when I got home and at first I thought it was a British coin.  But after some research on line I find it to be an Irish coin - I think a half penny by the pictures and the information on the coin.  I not sure how long these coins were made - I'm hoping just in the 1700's.  Would have love to have a date but  I'll have to settle for what it is.    I found a picture that looks like what I had found.