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  1. #1
    us
    May 2009
    Easton, MD
    Garrett AT Pro, Garrett GTI2500, Minelab Excalibur II
    348
    63 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)

    I Found a 1877 Indian Head Penny!!!! (Update Back from ANACS Graded Pics)

    We'll I found what alot of people have been looking a lifetime for a 1877 IHP. I'm thinking begginers luck considering I have only been detecting since April 09. Was hunting a site I have hunted numerous times the last few months and walked over this spot at least a dozen times (Funny how you miss something one day and find it another) about 2" down on a root was my 1st 1877 IHP and it's in great shape for being in the ground so long. Going to send it away to be proffesionally cleaned and slabbed but have no clue who's does it. Any reccomendations? Also got what I believe is a 1886 V Nickel (Key Date) Going to try to clean that up and post the pics as well of that. Hunt produced a 1906 Barber Dime and a 1944P War Nickel. I'm on cloud nine right now. My buddy talks about finding one of these all the time. Worst part is I was using his Ace250 that he's been letting me use since I started (Thanks Bartman). Any suggestions on where to send it to get cleaned and graded?









    Totals


    10/6/09 Update
    Sent if off to Anacs uncleaned to have them grade it came back VF 20 Details/Heavily Corroded. I'm happy with it, now to sell it or not that is the question.




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  3. #2
    us
    May 2006
    The Beautiful Berkshires in Western Mass.
    White's DFX
    507
    9 times
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: I Found a 1877 Indian Head Penny!!!!

    Excellent, excellent find!!!!......congrats!!!!.........and, as you mention, it's in great shape!!.......I would definately send it to NCS (Numismatic Conservation Service).......it's a division of NGC that handles cleaning and slabbing for "problem" coins.

    Again, awesome find!....definitely on my wish list!

    HH all!

    Greg

  4. #3
    us
    Jan 2009
    MXT 300
    64

    Re: I Found a 1877 Indian Head Penny!!!!

    NICE!!!! It's always great to find something old, but a key date must be awsome. I have yet to find and key dates but I'll keep hunting. Congrats

  5. #4
    us
    Dec 2007
    South Central PA
    2,929
    39 times

    Re: I Found a 1877 Indian Head Penny!!!!

    congrats on your finds.. can you post closer pics an more light? the pics posted are a lil to dark to see..thanks
    some people call me the creeper ,cuz they don't know my name or face - Alice Cooper

  6. #5
    us
    Mar 2007
    Northwest Missouri
    ACE 250
    3,933
    39 times
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: I Found a 1877 Indian Head Penny!!!!

    Great coin congrats. You can send it to PCGS or ANACS for grading but I would recommend ANACS, PCGS might just send it back to you ungraded because of environmental damage.

    http://www.anacs.com/Default.aspx?As...ookieSupport=1

    HH Charlie


  7. #6
    us
    Apr 2008
    Whites Prism III
    42

    Re: I Found a 1877 Indian Head Penny!!!!

    Nice find! I have only found a handfull of IH pennies and one of them was the '77. You never know when lighning is going to strike.

    Welcome to the club, btw.

    Surprman

  8. #7
    us
    Sep 2007
    Ring Of Fire
    10,306
    2 times
    Metal Detecting

    Re: I Found a 1877 Indian Head Penny!!!!

    I have come close but close isn't good enough WTG on finding a key date IH. I know what you mean when you say one day you don't find something then another time you do. I think it's all about the swing and angle

  9. #8
    us
    May 2009
    Easton, MD
    Garrett AT Pro, Garrett GTI2500, Minelab Excalibur II
    348
    63 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: I Found a 1877 Indian Head Penny!!!!

    Better pictures best I can do with the camera I got.









    You can read Liberty just fine on the head band without a mag glass.

  10. #9

    Apr 2008
    Central Illinois
    Fisher CZ-3D
    475
    55 times

    Re: I Found a 1877 Indian Head Penny!!!!

    nice finds. i know there have been a couple of the 1877 indians posted this year but i still vote banner.

  11. #10
    us
    May 2009
    mesa az
    whites mxt
    545

    Re: I Found a 1877 Indian Head Penny!!!!

    gratz on the nice ih, and on your others as well.

  12. #11

    Re: I Found a 1877 Indian Head Penny!!!!

    WOW....That's a beauty! Best 1877 I've seen posted. Congrats......Hogge
    1783 CFT. KG III 1/2 Penny (25-83A)-1 of 3 known *Sold $3,750, Vermont Landscape Coppers Ryder 6 *Sold $760, Ryder7 (Avatar)** Sold $1,275*,1st Batt Royal Artillery Cartridge Box Sling Belt Tip* SOLD $1,583*,(3)- GW Inaugural Buttons-2-Cobb# 17-J.* Sold both--$405 and $400. *GW Button Cobb 17-I-*Sold $316- New Jersey Copper M14-J Sold $125- Continental Army Button *Sold $800.....To be continued

  13. #12

    Apr 2008
    Baltimore/Cambridge, MD
    Teknetics T2, ACE 250
    384
    3 times

    Re: I Found a 1877 Indian Head Penny!!!!

    My detector, in my spot, while I'm busy at work. You sure do know how to make a guy feel great Seriously, that is my dream coin. Sad part is we all probably walked over that coin before. I knew you weren't kidding by the sound of your voice. I think that coin has F-VF details, but will grade corroded. Either way, I bet you're on cloud nine. Not to mention a key date V nickel of 1886. I'm a little bias here, but that is a banner hunt IMO.

  14. #13
    us
    Jan 2008
    NorthWest Ohio
    Minelab E-Trac, and X-70
    4,731
    778 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: I Found a 1877 Indian Head Penny!!!!

    wow that is by far the BEST dug 1877 I have seen on here, amazing...........MY DREAM COIN

  15. #14

    Jan 2008
    435
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: I Found a 1877 Indian Head Penny!!!!

    Good condition!

  16. #15
    us
    I look foward to Coin Hunting anytime I get a chance...

    Jan 2008
    Eastern Shore of Maryland
    Garrett Ace 250
    1,433
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: I Found a 1877 Indian Head Penny!!!!

    Holy Smokes... Nice Score!!!
    Best Find Yet: 1853 $1 Gold Piece & Abe Lincoln Re-Election Pin 1864

  17. #16
    us
    Aug 2009
    White's MXT300
    1,540
    166 times

    Re: I Found a 1877 Indian Head Penny!!!!

    Awsome finds there congrats.

  18. #17
    us
    Jul 2006
    All over Texas
    Team Tesoro
    4,266
    583 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: I Found a 1877 Indian Head Penny!!!!

    NCS will clean the coin. They call it conservation I believe. Then you can send it to NGC for grading. NGC recommends this procedure.

    You have hit the jackpot my friend!


    The stuff that dreams are made of.

  19. #18
    us
    Oct 2008
    Wayne Co. IL. "POND CREEK"
    Tesoro's (many- 7-8)
    2,491
    1 times
    Honorable Mentions (2)

    Re: I Found a 1877 Indian Head Penny!!!!

    BRAVO,,,,BRAVO!!!!! WELL DONE MY FRIEND!!!
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  20. #19
    us
    Jan 2009
    Utah
    Whites XLT //Fisher CZ-3D
    913
    22 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: I Found a 1877 Indian Head Penny!!!!

    That should buy you a nice detector, can't beat that for only a penny.

  21. #20
    us
    Jan 2009
    Amarillo
    Garrett GTI 2500
    456

    Re: I Found a 1877 Indian Head Penny!!!!

    Great detail! Great coin! congratulation.
    You can't find what you don't look for.

 

 
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