Post By curbdiggercarl57
May 06, 2012, 07:50 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 07:50 PM
May 06, 2012, 07:54 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, 07:56 PM
May 06, 2012, 08:01 PM
fo shizzle...woooot..nice largy
May 06, 2012, 08:18 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, 08:49 PM
that Jersey dirt has spit up some some fine goodies for ya IAF, your hooked indeed!!!!!
May 06, 2012, 09:06 PM
you have a good area to hunt. congrats on the LC! yep, it is crack!
May 07, 2012, 12:03 PM
May 07, 2012, 09:50 PM
Thats a killer find
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May 08, 2012, 07:02 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?
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May 08, 2012, 11:37 AM
Nice find! Yes this hobby is very addicting and I will have this habit until the day I die!
May 08, 2012, 02:11 PM
With no apparent date, could this possibly a pattern strike?
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May 08, 2012, 02:29 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, 02:32 PM
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Very nice indeed
Cleaning up America and getting rich, one pop-top and penny at a time.
May 08, 2012, 06:09 PM
I was thinking the same thing, is the spelling of the word "Cent" on the back altered in any way?
Originally Posted by DCMatt
May 08, 2012, 06:56 PM
as for a counterfeit?... i doubt there was a counterfeit 8 inches down in the ground by a tree high in a mountain. as for a pattern strike, i dont really know what that is....it looks worse in person than it is, i rubbed my finger over the high spots to highlight it for the picture... i just think its bad luck, ill posg a pic of the back when i get home
May 08, 2012, 09:06 PM
I'm sure it's not a counterfeit.
Originally Posted by iamfree
Sometimes people would convert the letter "e" into a letter "u", in the word "cent"
Getting the gist?
(One of my rare attempts at being discreet)
I've seen those posted here and elsewhere, and sometimes they would remove the date as well,
why, I don't know. In the 1880-1930's and even later, people loved to play with coins.
Hobo nickels, The seated lady sitting on a toilet, lots of interesting things.
May 09, 2012, 01:07 AM
Cracking up @ CurbDiggler, I didn't know that stuff, good info I'll chk it out. Congrats on the LC though iamfree !!!
May 09, 2012, 12:16 PM
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