Oct 10, 2012, 04:36 PM
FIRST GOLD!! ...and a penny!
Got off work and stopped at the old Harris school in downtown key west for a quick swing session lol and found this 14k bracelet 3 inches deep within 15 min, then not 5 minutes later found this1858 flying eagle penny!! Started pouring rain after the penny so came home but I will be swinging that old school everyday on the way home till I cover all of it!! Must say that the high one gets finding gold is perty damn hard to beat!!
Oct 10, 2012 04:36 PM
Oct 10, 2012, 06:15 PM
Congratulations, wow, sounds like a well invested twenty minutes to me. The gold is without a dought a very special find and a bracelet is a nice change from the tipical ring. I would have been pretty excited about the penny myself. I hope that this turns out to be a honey hole for you and may there be many, many more finds to follow. Good luck!
Oct 10, 2012, 06:27 PM
Oct 10, 2012, 06:34 PM
Nice Finds ! I'm not dissing the gold , but I'd be way higher on the flying eagle cent !!!! especially when it looks that nice ! Argentium.
Oct 10, 2012, 06:38 PM
i agree with Argentium,,,,,,, sweet finds
Oct 10, 2012, 07:05 PM
I go with the Gold! Nothing like finding Gold! Love Gold
Oct 10, 2012, 07:26 PM
I agree on the gold crowd. There's nothing like seeing that glint of gold coming out of the ground! Plus FE cent is $15... gold bracelet is...?
Oct 10, 2012, 08:29 PM
Really? 15$ for that penny? Is it a pretty rare coin?? I have found two other 1800's pennies but both were Indian heads ,but neither were in as good a shape as today's! Back then they def made a much more sturdy penny than the crap they mint today. Very thick and rather heavy too! Upon inspection of the bracelet the clasp is broken which is probably how it found its way in my pocket!! Lol-- I'd really like to see how some of you are displaying your coins as i now have a small , but decent little collection going! I'm still using my first and only detector ( Garrett ace 150) it's been great but always wonder what I'm missing -- I'm asking santa for either a sand shark or a garret at , as I believe I can take both diving with me?! I'd really like to have the Excalibur but it's just a little outta my price range at the moment but a few more days like today and it'll happen! Lol. By the way , I love this site and have learned a ton of helpful information from everyone here and I am sincerely appreciative ! Thanks , and good luck everyone!!
Looking at what I have here and one of the Indian head pennies is an 1862 and is much thicker than the other which is a 1898-- also have 1911,1915,1917,1919 and 1920 wheat pennies-
Seven mercury dimes and one of those steel "war" pennies-- slowly but surely gettin bigger!!
Oct 10, 2012, 08:35 PM
WTG on the gold bracelet but I'd be much more excited over the Flying Eagle cent. Congrats!
p.s. You're off to a great start...keep digging!
Listen-- are you breathing just a little, and calling it a life?
- Mary Oliver
Oct 10, 2012, 08:39 PM
Oct 10, 2012, 08:45 PM
The penny gets my vote.....would have to smack the smile off my face on either one...... Underwear change if I had found both on a short hunt.
Oct 10, 2012, 08:57 PM
Awesome Flying Eagle! Its in great condition!
Oct 10, 2012, 09:00 PM
Sweet looking bracelet! Love the coin also!
Oct 10, 2012, 09:12 PM
probably the best flying cent ive seen dug. awesome. and, of course, the gold is a great find - what's the weight?
Oct 10, 2012, 09:25 PM
Haven't weighed it yet but have two 14k rings one gold earring and a broken starfish charm that I plan on cashing in for my Excalibur fund! Lol. Being in key west the good condition ratio is about 1 out of 10 so I really got lucky having this one be about in the center of the island and being buried in a black dirt type material that was brought here prolly when the school was built back around 1908 for the playground as there isn't really any dirt here to speak of ! Addicting hobby though earlier I was having thoughts about getting out the flashlight lol!!
Oct 10, 2012, 09:26 PM
Lord of Pull Tabs
Sweet first Gold.
Oct 10, 2012, 09:43 PM
btw welcome to the fe club hope you find more happy hunting
Oct 10, 2012, 09:47 PM
wetfly, this is SO funny. People are taking sides on gold and a penny. Dude, if you never found anything at all, you alraedy found a huge treasure. You're in Key West. We're in an assortment of crappy little towns and cities that we have to try and convince ourselves are soooooo coooool to live in. On top of Key West you find a rare coin and a really nice gold bracelet, there is probably more and you will no doubt live to be a hundred in paradise...
Oct 10, 2012, 09:50 PM
Lol key west is well.... I grew up here so it's pretty small after a while lol!! Fantasy fest is coming up at the end of the month though and there will probably be around 50,000 drunk nekkid people dropping all sorts of valuables and I'll be right there swinging away!! No pun intended!
Oct 10, 2012, 09:55 PM
$15 for the flying eagle cent seems like a reasonable valuation. What I do for my items is check the ended listings on ebay to see what others in similar condition have sold for. A lot of people tend to use price guides for their finds, which 99% of the time is not accurate for several reasons - 1) those are retail prices you'd expect to pay from a dealer, 2) those prices are for problem free coins which are hard to find in dug condition, 3) guides are for quick reference only, not an end-all-be-all source.
Originally Posted by wetfly
The second pic with the steel cent, mercs, etc... are those coins you have purchased for your personal collection? If they were found with a detector, that 1943 would have been a recent drop as they would rust, and with many of our discrimination programs, it would probably just "null" out. Some odd finds tend to come out of school yards... sometimes the result of Junior raiding daddy's collection. Just yesterday I pulled out an 1860 Great Britain penny in a park that's next to a school. You're off to a good start, so keep hitting that area, and be sure to cover your holes.
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