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    My 2nd Key Date Coin in a Month!

    OK, nowhere near as sweet as my 1895 "O" Barber Dime, but I'm still thrilled!

    This is an 1873 "A" (Berlin mint) Prussian pfennig. Value seems to be around $200 or so.

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    Came from the front yard of an 1850 Minnesota farmhouse. Unfortunately, I have not been able to learn anything certain about the original owner... that always adds so much to the value of any find for me.

    And while I'm here, I also found an old tent rope tensioner in the yard. Apparently these were in use from Civil War to the late 1800s. Sadly, I put a pretty nice gouge in it.

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    That is a beautiful coin. Congratulations

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    An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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    I agree; key date phennig; great save !!
    I'd also say maybe greater than $200.
    Don........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mackaydon View Post
    I agree; key date phennig; great save !!
    I'd also say maybe greater than $200.
    Don........
    I almost didn't dig it. It rang up at 17 on my Equinox, and I've been doing a lot of hunting in a park that is full of pull tabs. Had to remind myself consciously that this could be something else.
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    I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it” ― Thomas Jefferson

    Apr 2016
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Buzz View Post
    I almost didn't dig it. It rang up at 17 on my Equinox, and I've been doing a lot of hunting in a park that is full of pull tabs. Had to remind myself consciously that this could be something else.
    I have to do the same thing. I hung a old fort that became a park. So it could be a 4” pull tab or a half dime or button.

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