May 06, 2012, 08:50 PM
another great find for the newbie!
i couldnt believe it when i pulled this bad boy out of the dirt. the only problem is the only part worn off us the dang date..but based on pictures, i have the matrohn head coronet large cent struck in 1816-1839. it has a line under the "cent" in the back, and the curl of her hair under the neck identifies it as well...now its been a month since i started metal detecting, and stuff keeps getting older and better. i feel i cannot stop now... ever.. this hobby is worse than crack!
May 06, 2012, 08:54 PM
The Green Digger'
Great day for you! I just back myself, and all I found today was some clad. Still love the hunt though!
(Not to mention trash, and oh pop cans. Why must you torment me pop cans.)
May 06, 2012, 08:56 PM
May 06, 2012, 09:01 PM
fo shizzle...woooot..nice largy
May 06, 2012, 09:18 PM
Nice LC. 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
May 06, 2012, 09:49 PM
that Jersey dirt has spit up some some fine goodies for ya IAF, your hooked indeed!!!!!
May 06, 2012, 10:06 PM
you have a good area to hunt. congrats on the LC! yep, it is crack!
May 07, 2012, 01:03 PM
May 07, 2012, 10:50 PM
Thats a killer find
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May 08, 2012, 08:02 AM
Nice find! Very nice detail on that LC.
It is odd to me that there is that much detail on the coin but the date is gone. Possibly a counterfeit?
You cannot remove people, items, or events from their historical perspective and make any sort of rational judgment or draw any reasonable conclusions about them.
May 08, 2012, 12:37 PM
Nice find! Yes this hobby is very addicting and I will have this habit until the day I die!
May 08, 2012, 03:11 PM
With no apparent date, could this possibly a pattern strike?
Dealer in Mexican silver reales from 1821 - 1880.
May 08, 2012, 03:29 PM
you can narrow your search down to 1836-1839,
and if you post a pick of the back, the date could be narrowed down even more.
May 08, 2012, 03:32 PM
USMC Semper Fi
Very nice indeed
Cleaning up America and getting rich, one pop-top and penny at a time.
May 08, 2012, 07:09 PM
I was thinking the same thing, is the spelling of the word "Cent" on the back altered in any way?
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