These coins were found in the Chippenhook part of Clarendon. The cover photo is an 1818 Large Cent and a 1785 Nova Constellatio. Below are both sides of a 1773 Spanish Silver 1 Reale, and then both sides of an 1819 Penny. Lastly is both sides of a 1921 Silver Dollar.
Concerning the 1921 silver dollar we have a story from Phil Mandolare:
My personal story of a day in the Hook
Ralph Weindel and I have been friends ever since I moved to Chippenhook in 1983. We shared a common interest, metal detecting or as I like to call it, saving history. Ralph would often walk the fields with me sharing his stories of treasure hunting when he was a younger man. He told me a story about a stranger who approached him one day and asked if he could metal detect the ball field that Ralph owned at the time. The man told Ralph a friend, of a friend told him years ago a boy while haying the field lost a "Silver Dollar".
Ralph and I always wondered if there was any truth to the story and if so had it already been found. This conversation went on between us for about 3 years.
Finally one night after supper I decided to once again wander the field looking for any treasures the field was hiding when all of a sudden I heard a "high tone" on my detector. I stuck my shovel in the ground and saw a huge silver rim appear. I knew immediately what I had found. I was so excited, I started running up the hill to Ralph's house to let him know the mystery had been solved.
Now the best part!
As I crossed his lawn he saw me coming toward his house. He came outside, looked me in the eye and said "Ok, what did you find"? I said close your eyes and I dropped the coin in his hand. He paused, opened his eyes, paused again and then his face lit up. "You found it" he said and both of us had a good long laugh! The coin was cool but Ralph's reaction was priceless! I'll never forget that moment.