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    I would love to dig one of those Don....Congrats

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  3. #33
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    Wow Don!! That's one BEAUTIFUL Copper....Congrats!!

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    Looks great Don.

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    I've dug zincs in way worse shape!
    Well, everyone has dug zincs in worse shape, but that coin is killer!
    Carl

  6. #36
    Quote Originally Posted by Don in SJ View Post
    I want to show that the coin did not come out of the ground like my original photos show, so here is a combined photo of the coin as found and then after half hour of soaking in hot peroxide and wiping off the loose dirt crud. I could have gone further with the dirt removal, but leaving the recessed areas as is brought out great relief of the high areas. I soaked in warm distilled water for about an hour after the peroxide bath and than dried thoroughly under a desk lamp.
    Don
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    Nice finds Don! HH, Mike

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    Nice! The ground took good care of that one, WTG!

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  9. #39
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    awesome coin !!!
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    Beautiful finds Don. The soil treated that copper with some respect.

  11. #41
    Great coins Don! And I love that offset strike on the copper. Gives it a unique look for sure. Since I posted my best finds pic recently I haven't been out again. Looks like my season is done. Hope you can still get out a few more times.

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    Very nice indeed..awesome detail!!! Congrats and it has my BANNER vote!!
    So many promising sites to detect...so little time....

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    Don, that is one spectacular condition coin. It's hard to imagine those state issued coppers shiny and new, but that one was close. I didn't even know that the horse had an eye in the original design, I've seen so many that were so worn. Nor did I realize how fine the detail on the mane was. That is truly fantastic.

    Congratulations,

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  14. #44
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    Quote Originally Posted by BuckleBoy View Post
    Don, that is one spectacular condition coin. It's hard to imagine those state issued coppers shiny and new, but that one was close. I didn't even know that the horse had an eye in the original design, I've seen so many that were so worn. Nor did I realize how fine the detail on the mane was. That is truly fantastic.

    Congratulations,

    Buckles
    Don can chime in on this to confirm, but my limited knowledge of NJ coppers tells me that many were weakly struck which can give the appearance of excessive wear.

 

 
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