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    1837 Capped Bust half.

    Saltwater had its way with this find.
    90% silver 10% copper deteriorating at different rates.
    Sometimes there is just not much you can do.
    After a good long soak in freshwater ..this coin started coming apart as it dried.

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    There were only two years that the word cents was written out on the back of these instead of "C" 1836 1837 .. I actually got the date from the negative impression left in the crust that popped off in one piece from both sides.

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    Now that is a rare coin find!

    You did very well in preserving this coin....it is a beauty!!

    Wish I could find a coin like that!

    Mega congratulations!!!

    Lorraine
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    Quote Originally Posted by GatorBoy View Post
    Saltwater had its way with this find.
    90% silver 10% copper deteriorating at different rates.
    Sometimes there is just not much you can do.
    After a good long soak in freshwater ..this coin started coming apart as it dried.

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    I tell ya, that still is a beautiful coin, you should be proud of that find.
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    Thanks Lorraine!
    Last edited by GatorBoy; May 21, 2013 at 08:12 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheels6685 View Post

    I tell ya, that still is a beautiful coin, you should be proud of that find.
    I am..and thank you very much

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    I have seen coins even worse than that come out of the Loxahatchee River along the site of Ft. Jupiter. However, lead survived. Both in the water and even on dry land, buttons were destroyed by high alkaline soil. Of course, it is that way inland at Jupiter, Florida because the area once opened to the sea in prehistoric times and the Lox river basin was actually a bay. Along Fort Jupiter was an ancient beach.. Hence, one can find that the salty soil is toxic to military buttons, even two to three miles west of the modern beach.
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    Finding an old silver coin like that is impressive. Those are harder to find than platinum or gold.
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    Nice finds GatorBoy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern_Digger View Post
    I have seen coins even worse than that come out of the Loxahatchee River along the site of Ft. Jupiter. However, lead survived. Both in the water and even on dry land, buttons were destroyed by high alkaline soil. Of course, it is that way inland at Jupiter, Florida because the area once opened to the sea in prehistoric times and the Lox river basin was actually a bay. Along Fort Jupiter was an ancient beach.. Hence, one can find that the salty soil is toxic to military buttons, even two to three miles west of the modern beach.
    You nailed it.
    I'm a Florida cracker and know well what you just said.
    Thanks for posting.

  11. #11

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    Quote Originally Posted by Les West Central Fl View Post
    Finding an old silver coin like that is impressive. Those are harder to find than platinum or gold.
    It isn't easy to find the old ones.. thanks.

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    I've been lucky with the lead and pewter preservation in the area.
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    Thats an old coin, especially for Florida...great find...that impression is cool.

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    Thanks!

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    great find, very cool!

 

 
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