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    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

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    Illinois
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    Great find!

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    Jun 2006
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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,


    Buckles
    2015 CaneField Bandits Totals:
    c.1812-1815 Planter's Bank Counterstamped cut segment of an 8 Reales (75-100 examples known)
    1834 J. Hall Walker & Walton New Orleans Hard Times Token (8-15 examples known)
    Kentucky Military Institute Button
    War of 1812 Navy Cuff Button
    Louisiana Pelican Civil War Coat Button
    TWO Louisiana Pelican Civil War Cuff Buttons
    c. 1802-1808 Artillery Button
    New York Civil War Coat Button
    General Staff Officer's Civil War Button
    Two Eagle "I" Cuff Buttons
    One General Service Eagle Button
    "In Hoc Signo Vinces" Masonic Sword Belt Plate
    Antebellum coin silver "twin hearts" ring
    Mexican War era medallion from an officer's stirrup
    Bingham Miliary School Cap Badge
    1807 and 1808 Half Reales
    1835 Capped Bust Half Dime
    1842 and 1845 1/4 Francs
    1858-O Seated Quarter
    1854-O (or 1855-O) Seated Quarter
    1906-O and 1916 Barber Quarters
    1839-O, 1842, 1857, 1876, and one dateless Seated Dimes
    1842, 1853, Two 1853-O's Two 1854-O's, 1855-O, 1857, and 1858-O Seated Half Dimes
    1895-O Seated Half Dollar
    1899-O and 1900-O Barber Dimes
    1942, 1943, and 1957-D Washington Quarters
    Dateless Braided Hair Large Cent
    Antique Silver Ring
    Dateless Shield Nickel
    Two Sword Hangers
    Civil War bullets: Minieballs, Maynard Carbine, .69 Round, Colt Pistol, Canteen Spout
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  4. #4
    us
    Jun 2012
    Northeast PA
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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
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    nice indian!

  6. #6
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    Jul 2012
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    Soak it in Coca-Cola

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    us
    Jul 2012
    Fort Wayne
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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
    4 Keys
    1 Bugs Bunny Charm
    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
    Jun 2012
    Northeast PA
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    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
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    Jul 2008
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    Nice find, I cant wait to pull something that old out of the ground.

 

 

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