May 21, 2013, 08:30 AM
May 21, 2013, 08:37 AM
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.
May 21, 2013, 09:00 AM
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!
May 21, 2013, 09:09 AM
I tell ya, that still is a beautiful coin, you should be proud of that find.
Originally Posted by GatorBoy
May 21, 2013, 09:09 AM
Last edited by GatorBoy; May 21, 2013 at 09:12 AM.
May 21, 2013, 09:10 AM
I am..and thank you very much
Originally Posted by Wheels6685
May 21, 2013, 09:14 AM
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.
May 21, 2013, 10:02 AM
Finding an old silver coin like that is impressive. Those are harder to find than platinum or gold.
May 21, 2013, 10:04 AM
Nice finds GatorBoy!
May 21, 2013, 10:40 AM
You nailed it.
Originally Posted by Southern_Digger
I'm a Florida cracker and know well what you just said.
Thanks for posting.
May 21, 2013, 10:42 AM
It isn't easy to find the old ones.. thanks.
Originally Posted by Les West Central Fl
May 21, 2013, 10:48 AM
I've been lucky with the lead and pewter preservation in the area.
May 21, 2013, 08:00 PM
Thats an old coin, especially for Florida...great find...that impression is cool.
May 21, 2013, 08:19 PM
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