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    Absolute find of a lifetime: 1786 New York NON VI VIRTUTE VICI

    I'm still in absolute shock. I went out to place that I've been to dozens and have done really well. After digging a bunch of junk targets and a WWII button I decided to try the other side of the area where I've never had any luck. Previously I'd only dug trash targets out of there. But today I noticed a stonewall that I hadn't seen before. After a few minutes I got a strong signal and almost passed it over because of all the trash of my previous times being out there. Out popped this copper. I knew it was different and that I had seen it before but I wasn't sure what it was. I texted a friend the picture and that I thought it might be a bust of George Washington. When I got home I looked it up and almost felt faint. I remembered looking at it before and not thinking much of it because I assumed I would never find one. I will be going back tomorrow and spending the day there. I have no cleaned it and haven't really handled it. The first picture was when it was fresh out of the ground.
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  2. #2
    us
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    Wow congrats that is an amazing coin and a great save

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    us
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    sweet find congrats HH good luck tomorrow hope ya find more nice coins

  4. #4
    So many old sites to hunt....so little time.

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    Wow!!!!. I thought I knew coppers pretty well....but that one eludes me.. Awesome find. I'm looking forward to hearing about rarity and potential value. Congrats!!
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  5. #5
    Gracious... What a super coin to find! Congratulations!
    “It is best as one grows older to strip oneself of possessions, to shed oneself downward like a tree, to be almost wholly earth before one dies.”

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    us
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evolution View Post
    Wow!!!!. I thought I knew coppers pretty well....but that one eludes me.. Awesome find. I'm looking forward to hearing about rarity and potential value. Congrats!!
    According to Whitman Encyclopedia of Colonial and Early American Coins it has a rariiety rating of URS-6 which means 17 to 32 known. But I'm sure there are people who can shed some light on it.

  7. #7
    us
    Jan 2013
    fayette county wv
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    here is how much they are worth G $2,500 VG $4,250 F $8,000 VF $17,000 EF $26,000 do't know how much for being dug

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    If genuine, that's about 3k+ in your hand. Way to go! Time to rethink that "dead zone" huh? Congrats!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SanMartian View Post
    If genuine, that's about 3k+ in your hand. Way to go! Time to rethink that "dead zone" huh? Congrats!
    I will send it out, but I'm not too concerned with the value. I'm just happy to have found it.

  10. #10
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    If it were me, I wouldn't sell it, either, WTG!

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    ca
    Nov 2010
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    Very impressive! I'd keep it too!

  12. #12
    us
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    Quote Originally Posted by J.Cache View Post
    Very impressive! I'd keep it too!
    i'm not sure if I'm going to keep it. We will see what happens after I send it out.

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    I DREAM about a find like yours - CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

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    us
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    CONGRATS ON YOUR WONDERFUL COIN! Your persistence paid off big time! Andi
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    Pretty killer right there! With the correct cleaning to thin the green slightly and give it a little more eye appeal, I bet the will demand probably give you the G price which is over 5k. I'm guessing we won't see another one of those dug anytime soon!
    Last edited by Iron Patch; Aug 18, 2013 at 05:04 PM.

 

 
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