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  1. #1
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    Stunning Indian 2 Days after my first 1700s coin

    I have been pounding a home site built in 1831 (still standing but vacant). I found 4 LCs, the first one was an 1829 in stellar condition (and after 2 years detecting, my oldest coin) three days later an 1819 (crusty rough) condition, but my new oldest coin, an 1826 and 1828 over a 10 day period when I first started hunting there (Nov. 2012) Since then I have only managed 2 Indians, 3-4 wheaties and when I'm there, I envision finding my first ever Seated or Capped Bust coinage, all I have in the Silver department is a merc and a couple War Nickels from there. So this year on Fri. Nov. 16, once again I found my oldest coin (but didn't know it for 4-5 days) a 1778 Spanish 1/2 Reale, really worn and pretty smooth. I thought I had found a worn out used up seated dime, but was happy. On Sunday the 18th I pulled my 5th LC a pretty decent 1830 and the 1866 Indian, this helped take the sting out of, what I thought was my first Seated ( I still didn't know I had broke into the 1700s club) I was floating on cloud 9 for 2-3 days after seeing the condition of this STUNNING Semi Key Indian!!! About the time I came down from that a buddy over on another site recognized the "H I S" of H I S P A N on the coin and identified it for me.......back into the clouds I went lol lol I was able to see a lot more detail taking pictures outside in the natural light (sun) and with a little enhancement from Windows photo viewer, I picked out the date, mint mark and some more lettering.
    This farm has been really, really good to me, it's iron infested and slow going, I've left the Indian and Reale behind on several trips there, this leaves me wondering what is still there hiding just waiting for me to rescue!!

    1. One of the Pillars with banner. 2. M with o over it. (Mexico City mint mark) 3. Lettering "IND" 4. H I, all that is visible of HISPAN. All Olentangy needed to Identify this little gem for me! Props to him!!!!

    Thanks for looking, Bill
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    Rev WAr history guy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metal Illness View Post
    I have been pounding a home site built in 1831 (still standing but vacant). I found 4 LCs, the first one was an 1829 in stellar condition (and after 2 years detecting, my oldest coin) three days later an 1819 (crusty rough) condition, but my new oldest coin, an 1826 and 1828 over a 10 day period when I first started hunting there (Nov. 2012) Since then I have only managed 2 Indians, 3-4 wheaties and when I'm there, I envision finding my first ever Seated or Capped Bust coinage, all I have in the Silver department is a merc and a couple War Nickels from there. So this year on Fri. Nov. 16, once again I found my oldest coin (but didn't know it for 4-5 days) a 1778 Spanish 1/2 Reale, really worn and pretty smooth. I thought I had found a worn out used up seated dime, but was happy. On Sunday the 18th I pulled my 5th LC a pretty decent 1830 and the 1866 Indian, this helped take the sting out of, what I thought was my first Seated ( I still didn't know I had broke into the 1700s club) I was floating on cloud 9 for 2-3 days after seeing the condition of this STUNNING Semi Key Indian!!! About the time I came down from that a buddy over on another site recognized the "H I S" of H I S P A N on the coin and identified it for me.......back into the clouds I went lol lol I was able to see a lot more detail taking pictures outside in the natural light (sun) and with a little enhancement from Windows photo viewer, I picked out the date, mint mark and some more lettering.
    This farm has been really, really good to me, it's iron infested and slow going, I've left the Indian and Reale behind on several trips there, this leaves me wondering what is still there hiding just waiting for me to rescue!!

    1. One of the Pillars with banner. 2. M with o over it. (Mexico City mint mark) 3. Lettering "IND" 4. H I, all that is visible of HISPAN. All Olentangy needed to Identify this little gem for me! Props to him!!!!

    Thanks for looking, Bill
    Congrats on breaking the silver barrier. The Spanish half real are indeed a very tiny coin . As for your high grade Indian and large cent rarely is the ground kind to them and you indeed have good ground on that farm. I expect you may know that iron sometimes mask good targets and as an old relic hunter after you feel the area may be hunted out do yourself a favor and dig the iron out. Point in case is this 1/5 cut Spanish coin I found when digging an iron nail. It was just beyond my DFX depth and came up when I dug the nail. Great finds and expect more are there.
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    The one everybody else missed.
    That 66 is the NICEST I've seen...looks as it was dropped right from the press,imagine how it looks without the patina!!!!!!!!!!!

    That LC is a Killer too! Soils around here aren't so kind.



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    Quote Originally Posted by worldtalker View Post
    That 66 is the NICEST I've seen...looks as it was dropped right from the press,imagine how it looks without the patina!!!!!!!!!!!

    That LC is a Killer too! Soils around here aren't so kind.



    Metal Illness..heh..an illness you'll NEVER get over.


    GOD Bless

    Chris
    My wife came up with that handle......it fits!! There is no cure, I can only medicate by continuing to hunt. lol I typically need 4-5 doses a week or I have withdraws. For the most part, my coppers are pretty decent from existing home site hunts. I've only recently began field hunting and the results of the chemicals and fertilizers are horrific on the coppers. I've found 4 LCs and 4 Indians so far all are pretty toasty, not in the condition I've been spoiled by, existing home site yards. I know eventually the Silvers will come and I should have better results on condition from field sites!

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    Hello Mental Illness,

    Congratulations on the Indian cent, excellent detail! Happy Hunting in 2015

    Regards,
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    Funny that both of out best ih's are 66. Yours is the best I've ever seen dug. You've dug some really great coins bud. Keep plugging away in that iron. That's where the good stuff hides
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    Great finds. That Indian Head is incredible! Detail, patina, date...it's got it all. Congrats!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahab8 View Post
    Funny that both of out best ih's are 66. Yours is the best I've ever seen dug. You've dug some really great coins bud. Keep plugging away in that iron. That's where the good stuff hides
    Thanks Abe. I have a 74 and 75 I thought were pretty stunning as well, until I dug this 66! I believe the 66 has AU detail, the others are probably in XF condition.

  9. #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Metal Illness View Post
    Thanks Abe. I have a 74 and 75 I thought were pretty stunning as well, until I dug this 66! I believe the 66 has AU detail, the others are probably in XF condition.
    Yeah I've got a 70 that has a beautiful reverse
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    "Life which is lived without zest and adventure-is not life at all."
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    Hammered Coins To Date: 1664 Potosi Mint COB
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  10. #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahab8 View Post
    Yeah I've got a 70 that has a beautiful reverse
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    That is pretty fine Abe, I'm guessing a disappointing obverse? Too bad buddy, sorry.
    Funny we're matching Indians. I also have an 1870, in pretty worn circulated condition. Redbook says $140 in that condition b/c of the low mintage I guess. My reverse has a nice fresh "digger" scratch across it though ! Rats!!!!

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    Here's the obverse
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  12. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahab8 View Post
    Here's the obverse
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    I stand corrected, that's not bad at all!! I'm sure it's a $140 Indian, maybe more. Great find Abe!

  13. #13
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    Gotta love Indians with a full LIBERTY and I like patina these days. Great find
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