The Detecting Diva has found a dandy! The 1786 Connecticut Copper she dug a couple of weeks ago (see her finds link), and didn’t think too much about, wound up being a what they call a “variation”
According to Carter Pennington (president of the Task Force) it is in amazing condition, and the “Scholar’s Head” variation has a URS (University Rarity Scale) rating of 7 meaning there are less than 65 known to exist. He went on to say that the book value in that condition is $5,000, but they rarely surface, so it’s hard to guess what it might bring at auction. The Whitman Encylopedia of Colonial and Early American coins, by Bowers, lists this variation as a W-2150 (obverse Miller 3, reverse D1). I am not sure what all that means, but I suspect it means she has a nice find….
Telling you guys, don’t go detecting with the detectorista. She will out hunt you and embarrass you in the process. Congratulations Allyson. That’s one for the books (will give you $50 for it, no questions asked!).
PLEASE DONATE TO SHOW WE CARE…
If you remember my post of April 19th, and the cemetery damage in Burke County, Mike Smith and I agreed to find a way to help these folks repair the damage that was done. Mike had better luck than I, or was more persistent, and I thank him for that. He just emailed me with the following….
I finally received a call today from the American Legion Post 120 Commander Leroy Bell, Jr. His was grateful for my call and would welcome any donations to the restoration of the graves, as the Post has few members.
You can send your donations to:
American Legion Post 120
PO Box 91
Waynesboro, GA 30830
Make your checks out to “American Legion Post 120″ and at the bottom of your check write “Old Church Restoration”. This will make sure your money is used for the restoration project.
I am gathering donations from my local club members on May 7th, our next monthly meeting, and sending it out the next day. I hope you or your local metal detecting club will do the same. This will be a nice way to show that we, in the metal detecting community, are not the “grave robbers” that we are made out to be by archaeologists and the media.
Please share this information with family, friends and your club!
Thanks Very much,
Come on everyone, let’s send something to these folks. Let’s show them we care….please.
THAT CLUTTERED DRAWER…
Was going through a jammed packed desk drawer today, and came up with a few items that brought back a few memories from yesteryear…..
First, hoping someone out there can help me identify this coin. Tried to locate a similar coin online, but didn’t have much luck. Any help would be appreciated. I remember where it came from, but will not share that information.
Next I found a few old “hat pins”. I have not really noticed too many TH’ers of late sporting these, but maybe I am wrong. I just remember that years ago, the more you put on your hat or vest the better….
While digging through this long ignored drawer I came across this patch, and wondered how many of you might remember this group and who started it? I will leave it there, and see if anyone responds.
Thanks to Eddy Current for the following info….