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    Father n Son

    Jun 2012
    Northeast PA
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    So of course my best find to date must come with a story. UPDATED with CLEANED UP PIC

    Ok short story here goes: my brother is getting interested in my new found obsession and obtained permission to hunt an old 1860's train station and ferry dock on the local river. Of course we blew off work today to give it a whirl. The current land owner was a bit squirrely and kinda dodged the question of letting us hunt near the house where the goods likely where. we found the site on the riverbank where the horses and buggies would load onto the ferry to cross the river, sadly there was about 15' of sediment accumulated over the years so that was a no go. i dug one signal and it ended up being a huge lead homemade sinker at about 10" deep. WAY TOO HOT OUTSIDE for all that digging. hit the swimming hole and did some fishing but of course my fix for the day wasnt fulfilled. My son and I left them and headed to a spot i wanted to hunt on a hunch. It was a boat launch that i was convinced was an old homesite. The trees are huge and in a perfect line away from the road, like i said it was a hunch lol. found a couple of neat buttons, a LEO coin or token, a trigger from a toy gun, a 1965 clad dime about 8" down,( wouldve never thought that was possible), a marble, a couple buttons, a belt buckle and OUR BEST FIND YET! 1870 Indian Head Penny!!, its kinda toasty but hey ill take it!, any advice on how to clean it up??Click image for larger version. 

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    here she is all cleaned up, warm peroxide and some qtips w/elbow greaseClick image for larger version. 

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    Last edited by cjon455; Jul 23, 2012 at 09:38 PM.
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  2. #2
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    Alynna Digs History

    Jun 2012
    Illinois
    MXT w/D2 Bounty Hunter
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    Great find!

  3. #3
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    CANE FIELD BANDITS and IRON BRIGADE MEMBER

    Jun 2006
    Moonlight and Magnolias
    Fisher F75, Fisher 1266-X and Tesoro Silver ĶMax
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    Great job, and it's good that you used the peroxide method. This is by far the best thing I've found to clean ground-dug copper coins.

    Congrats,


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    1826 Two Reales
    1815 Ferdinand 1 Real
    1829 Cap and Rays 1 Real
    1876-S Seated Quarter
    Five Seated Half Dimes: Two 1840-O Half Dimes, 1842-O, 1848-O and 1857
    1876-CC, 1876-S, Two 1887 and an 1888 Seated Dimes
    U.S.S. New Orleans Silver Pendant (1890s)
    Large New Orleans Hallmarked Silver Spoon
    185? Large Cent
    Confederate Pelican Civil War Button
    1840s Convex Eagle Militia Button
    CW Eagle "I" Button
    CW Era "snake" Sword Hanger
    Blacksmith-Forged Picket Pin
    1941 Walking Liberty Half Dollar
    1896 Barber Quarter
    1943, 1954, and 1963-D Quarters
    1902-O Barber Dime
    1945 and 1945-S Mercury Dimes
    1864-L Indian Head Cent
    186?, 1866, and a Dateless Shield Nickel
    Assorted Civil War Bullets and Musketballs
    Plantation Tokens
    Indian Head Cents, Wheats, Buffaloes, and GawGag
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    Any relics, coins, or other items appearing in my finds signatures were found on PRIVATE PROPERTY with total consent and permission from the owners of said property.

  4. #4
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    Father n Son

    Jun 2012
    Northeast PA
    Garrett AT Pro Garrett ACE 350 Garrett Propointer
    2,902
    2231 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
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    this pic doesnt do it justice, it cleaned up awesome!, kept the green patina too

  5. #5
    us
    Jun 2011
    Oklahoma
    White's XLT
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    nice indian!

  6. #6
    es
    Jul 2012
    Valencia
    5
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    Soak it in Coca-Cola

  7. #7
    us
    Jul 2012
    Fort Wayne
    Garrett Ace350, Garret 76'-77'Fortune Hunter, Cen-tech Pinpointer
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    37 times
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    Dont soak your valuable coins in coke you will ruin the value! The coke eats the coin away not just the crud.
    Metal Detecting:
    2 Indian Head Cents (1885)(1907)
    1 Silver Roosevelt Dime
    1 Silver Ring
    1 Half Dollar
    17 Quarters
    52 Dimes
    36 Nickels
    213 Pennies
    12 Wheaties
    9 Finnish Marks, 1 Canadian Cent
    2 Rosary Crosses
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    1 Junk ring
    1 Master Lock
    3 Junk Earrings
    1 Watch

    CRH
    Cents-75$--- 30-Wheats 1-Panama Cent 24-Canadian Cents 13.9Lbs-Copper

  8. #8
    us
    Father n Son

    Jun 2012
    Northeast PA
    Garrett AT Pro Garrett ACE 350 Garrett Propointer
    2,902
    2231 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Quote Originally Posted by TheElementOfSand View Post
    Dont soak your valuable coins in coke you will ruin the value! The coke eats the coin away not just the crud.
    No, im finished w/it, i did warm peroxide, qtips, elbow grease, worked very well, the updated pic doesnt do it justice, it cleaned up very good

  9. #9
    us
    Jul 2008
    226
    40 times
    Nice find, I cant wait to pull something that old out of the ground.

 

 

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