Post By cjon455
Jul 23, 2012, 06:47 PM
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??
here she is all cleaned up, warm peroxide and some qtips w/elbow grease
Last edited by cjon455; Jul 23, 2012 at 09:38 PM.
Jul 23, 2012, 07:20 PM
Alynna Digs History
Jul 23, 2012, 10:10 PM
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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.
Jul 23, 2012, 10:13 PM
this pic doesnt do it justice, it cleaned up awesome!, kept the green patina too
Jul 23, 2012, 10:13 PM
Jul 24, 2012, 04:26 AM
Jul 24, 2012, 04:56 AM
Dont soak your valuable coins in coke you will ruin the value! The coke eats the coin away not just the crud.
2 Indian Head Cents (1885)(1907)
1 Silver Roosevelt Dime
1 Silver Ring
1 Half Dollar
9 Finnish Marks, 1 Canadian Cent
2 Rosary Crosses
1 Bugs Bunny Charm
1 Junk ring
1 Master Lock
3 Junk Earrings
Cents-75$--- 30-Wheats 1-Panama Cent 24-Canadian Cents 13.9Lbs-Copper
Jul 24, 2012, 05:04 AM
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
Originally Posted by TheElementOfSand
Jul 24, 2012, 12:38 PM
Nice find, I cant wait to pull something that old out of the ground.
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