Survey of Colonial Coins Recovered in Southern New Jersey (Part III)
by Wayne H. Shelby
|After the publication of my first two articles in the C4 Newsletter titled “Survey of Colonial Coins Recovered in Southern New Jersey” (Winter-2003, Volume 11, Number 4) and “Survey of Colonial Coins Recovered in Southern New Jersey II” (Summer-2005, Volume 13, Number 2), I have recovered and documented a number of additional finds from the Burlington County and Southern New Jersey area. I believe the additional recoveries and the inclusion of tables 10 thru 15 will provide a more in-depth picture of coin type use and availability during colonial and early American times.
Most additional finds are the result of my locating new metal detecting sites (72 thru 90). However, some finds are the result of my continued effort metal detecting at my former sites numbered (1 thru 71). Many Additional single finds have been documented by township and/or county since 2005 and are listed accordingly.
Table #2 was revised by further breaking down the less commonly used foreign coins and those heavily corroded and/or worn by type, denomination and ruler. This was accomplished by a thorough re-examination of my collection using various reference books as a guide. I was also able to specifically identify a number of pieces previously listed in my first two publications. – Read More –
Various Colonial, Pre-Federal, Foreign & Early American Coins