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  1. #1
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    Best find 1817 Large Cent

    Dec 2006
    Cicero, NY
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    1883 Indian head Penny


    I hunted a field last night I have gone over in the past without turning up any coins.
    The mosquitoes were biting and I was getting nothing but iron
    Then as the sun was setting, a positive hit.....a shotgun shell :P
    Well... I will look around this area a little more.
    Then another good signal at 7 inches by a patch of trees.
    Out of the bottom of the hole a penny sized green disc!
    OK I am getting eaten up, time to head in.

    Turned out to be a pretty nice 1883 Indian head with a slightly ratty edge.

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    Then I had a brain fart and decided I wanted to clean of the dirt. Instead of grabbing the
    microscope and a toothpick, I accidentally grabbed the boiling hydrogen peroxide !!!!!

    I will spare you the after pics as you can barely even see the date now
    Most of the surface flaked off.

    HH,
    Donny
    "All I ask for are back roads lined with cellar holes and a Prius to drive them with."

  2. #2

    May 2009
    Pennsylvania
    Garrett AT Gold
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    Re: 1883 Indian head Penny

    Donny,

    You need to get back out there and start finding those coppers, bud. I remember you saying that you lost some of your passion. You must not!

    Keep the passion high!

    Kirk
    Keep the passion high!

  3. #3
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    Oct 2007
    Northern, OH
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    Re: 1883 Indian head Penny

    man I sure that stink. it looked like a nice coin.....Matt
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  4. #4
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    Jul 2009
    Whiting, NJ
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    Re: 1883 Indian head Penny

    WTG on the IH Ratty edge or not, I am still looking for my first one.

  5. #5
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    Jul 2009
    Whiting, NJ
    Ace 250
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    Re: 1883 Indian head Penny

    WTG on the IH Ratty edge or not, I am still looking for my first one

  6. #6
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    Mar 2009
    Connecticut
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    Re: 1883 Indian head Penny

    Regardless of the condition of any IH....I still get very pumped up pullin them "feathers" outta the ground.

  7. #7
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    Apr 2009
    Central New York
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    Re: 1883 Indian head Penny

    Nice find!!!!

  8. #8
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    Ace250man

    Jul 2004
    Shelbyville or any yard where the owner will let me detect!
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    Re: 1883 Indian head Penny

    i think we all make that mistake from time to time.
    ALLEN

  9. #9
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    Sep 2007
    N. San Diego County
    Ace 250
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    Metal Detecting

    Re: 1883 Indian head Penny

    Donny!!! What were you thinking Too bad you ruined it

  10. #10
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    Apr 2008
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    Re: 1883 Indian head Penny

    Sometimes it works, sometimes it does not....I have been blessed with some good Injun finds that did quite well with the peroxide bath. I just take it easy and soak them for just 10 to 20 seconds at first and inspect how they do to the treatment. Then go from there. easy does it though, if you have any copper disease/corrosion it will tear them apart quickly....Nice find and there are always more to go get..... jgas
    JGAS

  11. #11
    us
    Best find 1817 Large Cent

    Dec 2006
    Cicero, NY
    White's DFX 300 Sunray DX-1 probe/ XLT Sunray XL-1 probe
    763
    56 times

    Re: 1883 Indian head Penny

    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk PA
    Donny,

    You need to get back out there and start finding those coppers, bud. I remember you saying that you lost some of your passion. You must not!

    Keep the passion high!

    Kirk
    Thanks Kirk, I have not felt like hunting in months, but I think I feel the passion coming once again.
    This field is not expected to turn up coppers, but I have some new sites lined up that may produce

    Quote Originally Posted by jgas
    Sometimes it works, sometimes it does not....I have been blessed with some good Injun finds that did quite well with the peroxide bath. I just take it easy and soak them for just 10 to 20 seconds at first and inspect how they do to the treatment. Then go from there. easy does it though, if you have any copper disease/corrosion it will tear them apart quickly....Nice find and there are always more to go get..... jgas
    I knew not to use hydrogen Peroxide on a coin corroded in this way, but I guess I was not thinking straight.
    This coin will just serve as another reminder of what NOT to do

    Thanks for the replies and I hope to post more great pictures of finds soon!

    HH,
    Donny
    "All I ask for are back roads lined with cellar holes and a Prius to drive them with."

  12. #12
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    Just Fish

    Mar 2009
    Bronson,Michigan
    ace 250
    301

    Re: 1883 Indian head Penny

    Nice IH I'm still looking for my frist one ....Kevin

 

 

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