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  1. #1
    us
    Jul 2012
    Pennsylvania
    Garrett AT Pro, Garrett Pro Pointer
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    878 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)

    Honey hole comes through again!

    Decided to walk the field in lengths today. Glad I did. Scored 2 colonial coppers - one a 1771 KGIII, the other is too far gone to get a date. Here they are in their plugs (bc I know dirty coins are like porn :P)

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    The cleaned pics:

    1771 King George III Halfpenny
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    Undated King George II Halfpenny
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    Also got 6 buttons and two broken buckle pieces:

    Buckle pieces:
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    "Best Quality" backmarked button (20mm):
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    Other buttons ~ Nickel is for reference. Only the one has any obverse patterns:
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    And some other small oddities:

    1930 Montgomery County dog license tag:
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    I think this is a lead seal or part of one, at least:
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    Some lead bullets ~ Left is a spent shotgun slug, far right are spent .22s; the middle one is bigger than .45 but smaller than .50; any ideas?

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    But the crown jewel of the day ~ and this even beats out my 1911 quarter eagle, imho ~ was THIS:

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    There's enough detail to see it's a 1793 Flowing Hair large cent with the reverse wreath. The edge is reeded and I think lettered but I haven't done any cleaning other than to brush away most of the dirt and a peroxide dip. I can see most of the date.

    Damn, what a weekend...!

    CLEANING UPDATES

    The pics shown above are after the initial round of cold peroxide dips that I did. At hogge's recommendation, I did two more with heated peroxide. Here they are:

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    If you think that's an improvement, please say so, so I know I'm doing this right. Taking it one step at a time here...
    Last edited by cti4sw; Oct 08, 2013 at 08:08 AM.


    My Best Finds
    Oldest Visible Year: 1730
    Colonial Coppers: 7
    Large Cents: 10
    Half Cents: 2
    Indian Head Cents: 6
    Silver: 31
    Gold: 1
    Bells: 5


  2. #2
    us
    Jul 2012
    Western New York
    garrett at4 beach hunter, bounty hunter,CZ-5,CZ-7, Minelab EXP SE, Garrett ACE-150, E-Trac, CTX 3030
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    What a find! Congrats can't wait to see more pics

    Dig until your arm falls off
    Dig until your arm falls off

  3. #3
    us
    Jun 2011
    Oklahoma
    White's XLT
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    holy crap that's awesome! looks like there is lots of detail hiding under that dirt. WoW!

  4. #4
    us
    Sep 2013
    Garret AT Pro, Garrett 350
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    389 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Awesome coin! How do you go about cleaning it "properly" without the coin losing its patina? Is peroxide the go-to for safe cleaning?
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  5. #5
    us
    Feb 2008
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
    Whites, MXT.
    8,524
    4790 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    That should be BANNER all day long !!! Can't wait to see your cleaned pics !
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  6. #6

    Mar 2013
    Montgomery County PA
    Garrett AT Pro Garrett Ace 250 Bounty Hunter
    51
    18 times
    Thats some good stuff. I guess that opens up our "hot zone " grid plan. I scored as well at the auction. Yours are much bigger score though!

    Can't wait to see where you hit them.

    Sent from my iPad using TreasureNet
    And Big time BANNER!
    Last edited by scotk9; Oct 06, 2013 at 02:05 PM.

  7. #7
    us
    Jul 2012
    Pennsylvania
    Garrett AT Pro, Garrett Pro Pointer
    1,545
    878 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)
    Quote Originally Posted by DiggityDiggity View Post
    Awesome coin! How do you go about cleaning it "properly" without the coin losing its patina? Is peroxide the go-to for safe cleaning?
    Yes. Peroxide will not remove patina. It basically just clears off dirt.


    My Best Finds
    Oldest Visible Year: 1730
    Colonial Coppers: 7
    Large Cents: 10
    Half Cents: 2
    Indian Head Cents: 6
    Silver: 31
    Gold: 1
    Bells: 5


  8. #8
    So many old sites to hunt....so little time.

    Aug 2007
    Upstate NY
    Whites DFX (with 4x6 shooter DD coil and 12" spider coil), Minelab Rocco 2700. (E-Trac)
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    Banner Finds (1)
    Definitely a banner find. Be careful with the peroxide because it does not just take off dirt...if there is corrosion, it will remove all of it. Sometimes the patina of a coin can fool you because it's just holding the coin together and hiding the corrosion. Judging by the picture, your coin looks pretty solid.
    steelheadwill likes this.
    Best Finds:

    1786 Vermont Landscape Copper (Ryder 7 variety)
    1787 Vermont Copper
    1787 New Jersey Copper (Maris 63 variety)
    1797 and 1804 DBLCs
    George Washington Inaugural Button (GW 1 type)
    1872 Indian Head Cent (VF/EF condition)
    1866 Indian Head Cent (EF condition)
    1864 "L" Indian Head Cent
    Hard Times Tokens---2
    1840 Gen. Harrison Campaign Token
    1832 Nova Scotia Halfpenny Token
    Two cent pieces---7
    1721 King George I
    1732 King George II
    Barber Half dollars---3
    War Of 1812 Shoulder Belt Plate

  9. #9
    us
    Jul 2012
    Pennsylvania
    Garrett AT Pro, Garrett Pro Pointer
    1,545
    878 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)
    Quote Originally Posted by Evolution View Post
    Definitely a banner find. Be careful with the peroxide because it does not just take off dirt...if there is corrosion, it will remove all of it. Sometimes the patina of a coin can fool you because it's just holding the coin together and hiding the corrosion. Judging by the picture, your coin looks pretty solid.
    Thanks for the advice. It does look like the peroxide has done all it's going to do. For the next day or so I'm just going to handle it to clear up some more dirt to get the coin looking nice again, as is what happened with my half cent (from the same field).


    My Best Finds
    Oldest Visible Year: 1730
    Colonial Coppers: 7
    Large Cents: 10
    Half Cents: 2
    Indian Head Cents: 6
    Silver: 31
    Gold: 1
    Bells: 5


  10. #10
    Charter Member
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    Martiobarbuli

    May 2012
    Wyoming
    White's
    1,211
    1886 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    DUDE! Extraordinary find, can't wait to see it cleaned up. Even encrusted it is a beauty. Must've been lost and buried well before the outbreak of the war of 1812. So sweet... Congrats on a coin worth well more than its weight in gold!
    cti4sw likes this.

  11. #11
    us
    Dec 2006
    Colonial Virginia
    XP Deus Teknetics T2
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    1387 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)
    Nice find and I hope you didn't lose any detail by cleaning it!

  12. #12
    us
    Jul 2012
    Pennsylvania
    Garrett AT Pro, Garrett Pro Pointer
    1,545
    878 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)
    Quote Originally Posted by joeyfresh View Post
    Nice find and I hope you didn't lose any detail by cleaning it!
    I don't think so. I was careful.


    My Best Finds
    Oldest Visible Year: 1730
    Colonial Coppers: 7
    Large Cents: 10
    Half Cents: 2
    Indian Head Cents: 6
    Silver: 31
    Gold: 1
    Bells: 5


  13. #13
    us
    Apr 2013
    Central mississippi
    Bounty hunter commando, minelab xterra 505 9", 6" coil, minelab pro pointer.
    518
    531 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Congrats! Nice finds, keep diggin!
    cti4sw likes this.
    The one thing I hate to find... is nothing at all!

  14. #14
    us
    Jul 2012
    Pennsylvania
    Garrett AT Pro, Garrett Pro Pointer
    1,545
    878 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)
    I want to get this coin graded, maybe preserved. Who does that? PCGS, ANACS, or NGC? And how much would it cost me to have that done?


    My Best Finds
    Oldest Visible Year: 1730
    Colonial Coppers: 7
    Large Cents: 10
    Half Cents: 2
    Indian Head Cents: 6
    Silver: 31
    Gold: 1
    Bells: 5


  15. #15

    Nov 2007
    678
    435 times
    Banner Finds (1)
    That is a great spot....Sweet coppers...I love that flowing hair ..Incredible find

 

 
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