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Old 09-02-2019, 06:56 PM
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Default A "Matronly" Whizzer...

I was out today with a 6" coil on the CTX 3030 at an old cellar hole site that has yielded a couple (1814 Nova Scotia and 1816 Matron) coppers. Sifting through the iron noise around the rim of the cellar hole, I had a clean, strong, high tone. Here's what I dug from 6" down. Like most detectorists, I enjoy finding old coins. But for me, better yet is to find a personal artifact. The large cent appears to be a "Matron Head" (1816-1839) but unfortunately without a readable date. At sometime, maybe 200 years ago, someone took this Matron Head cent, punched two holes, threaded a string and thereby created a "whizzer" toy. I like to think some child in the early 1800's enjoyed and was entertained by this artifact.

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Old 09-02-2019, 07:09 PM
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Congrats on your finds Bert .Your post title " Matronly " Whizzer had me picturing up something completely different .
I envy you Eastern guys with all that older history to hunt . Best of luck on your future adventures .
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Old 09-03-2019, 06:24 AM
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Congrats, Bert. I'm of a like opinion, coins are great, but artifacts that tell a story are more interesting. You got both there.
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Old 09-03-2019, 06:47 AM
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Nice largie there, congrats!

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Old 09-03-2019, 11:52 AM
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Had to look up what a whizzer toy was... Cool find

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Old 09-03-2019, 12:24 PM
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[QUOTE=TNTGross;3143975]Had to look up what a whizzer toy was... Cool find

TNTGross,

Thank you for posting the video. Being a "child of the 1950's", I just assumed that everyone would know what a "whizzer" is...

I just think of "whizzers" as being "Colonial-era video games"...

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