Last week Mark Borckardt asked about metal detector finds of Saint Patrick’s coinage in North Carolina. No responses yet, but on a related topic an article published Monday in a Philadelphia-area newspaper interviews local
artifact collector Lee Hallman. The article is primarily about his American Indian artifact finds, but it mentions a 17th century coin he unearthed one day.
Hallman's most worthy find — a 1643 Lion dollar made in Mexico for the Dutch. It was found in the same field where he discovered the hoe blade.
"It is the oldest silver coin in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware," he said. "The coin tells me when the first white influence was in this area. I recently donated it to the Mennonite Historians."
To read the complete article, see:
Unearthing pieces of history
Wayne Homren, Editor
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