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  1. #1

    FUGIO CENT UPDATE: THE GRADING VERDICT IS IN!

    As promised...I am providing everyone who has been watching this thread with an update on my Fugio cent. The coin is on route back to me as I type this...

    Here is some info from an e-mail from ANACS:

    Date Denom Grade Variety Superlative
    1787 1C VF FUGIO K-4E BR

    The variety is also known as a Newman 4E...which I believe some posters suggested.

    Redbook value is I believe around $2000.00 U.S...of course it would never fetch that at auction...but it beats a $50.00 coin!

    Thanks everyone for your interest and comments on this coin. Certainly my best coin find to date! The second best being a very rare blacksmith token.



    not on Canadian soil at least!

    I escaped the house again today, but only for an hour...I was actually out trying to help out a guy that wanted some tips and tricks on collecting indian artifacts and arrowheads. He wanted pointers on what to look for and where to look.

    I figured I would go along, help out where I can, and maybe find an arrowhead or two...

    we hit a little plateau near the river. The field had JUST been plowed, and not rained on yet...so visibility sucked, and I wasn't expecting to find much.

    As I walked up the crest of a little knoll, I noticed a piece of glass...then another....about 4 in total...then there it was, laying flat on the surface....and I knew from 10 feet away it was a coin. However, I didn't know what it was, as it was caked with dirt and crust. I put it in my pocket and decided to wait to clean it up and home and check it out.

    Over the next little bit I found two nice old flat buttons, one pewter, crusty, but I can make out a design. The other silver plated.

    Anyhow, I was shocked when I got it home and cleaned it up. I knew instantly what I had, as these coins are hard not to recognize. The first American penny ever made I'm pumped! I am not sure if it is damaged, or if it was perhaps a die flaw It doesn't really seem like later damage to me.

    Again, these finds were eyeballed in a field where not much was showing as it hasn't been rained on yet. I can't wait to get back there with my detector and see what I can find!!
    Velox Versutus Vigilans

  2. #2

    Apr 2007
    35

    Re: I never thought I would find one of these!!!!

    Wow, a Fugio cent.

    *Gulp* It sure looks real.

    Good for you, and way to go!

    Don't be so surprised about where you found it...you live in a pretty old part of the country, MD'ing-wise.

  3. #3
    us
    Random chance seems to have operated in our favor

    Oct 2004
    Oklahoma
    6,889
    42 times
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: I never thought I would find one of these!!!!

    There are about 60 different varietys of the Fugio. Nice going!

    http://www.coinfacts.com/colonial_co...ugio_cents.htm


  4. #4

    Jan 2004
    North Carolina
    White's Classic SLII and the E series DFX and the Minelab ExplorerII
    1,972
    10 times

    Re: I never thought I would find one of these!!!!

    Beautiful coin!
    Keep us posted on what else comes out of that spot!


    Congrats.


    Ridley

  5. #5
    us
    Oct 2006
    FL
    White DFX, Minelab Excaliber II, Aquapulse
    193
    4 times

    Re: I never thought I would find one of these!!!!

    Wow never seen one of those before. Great find

  6. #6
    us
    DFCA

    Dec 2006
    Kansas
    XP DEUS
    5,905
    50 times
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: I never thought I would find one of these!!!!

    I hope to be able to find one that nice HH

  7. #7
    us
    Feb 2004
    Guntersville,Alabama
    fisher 1236x2,viper trident
    1,093
    6 times

    Re: I never thought I would find one of these!!!!

    CONGRATS,what a great find
    keep diggin

  8. #8

    Jan 2007
    Omaha, NE
    ACE 250 and Discovery 1100
    650
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: I never thought I would find one of these!!!!

    Wess - That's an awsome find. Keep us posted on any other finds you uncover there. Sounds like you might have yourself a hot spot.

    HH
    Neal

  9. #9
    us
    Mar 2007
    central ohio
    MINELAB E TRAC x 2 xp deus
    921
    13 times
    Metal Detecting

    Re: I never thought I would find one of these!!!!

    Super find...and in great shape too...
    i see an 1787 with club rays listed in the redbook..rays have rounded ends.....
    SUPER FIND AND KEEP US UPDATED ON WHAT ELSE YOU FIND AT THIS PLACE!!!!!
    teverly

  10. #10

    Re: I never thought I would find one of these!!!!

    Thanks for all the comments, links, info etc. Much appreciated!

    There certainly are a ton of variations of this coin. From what I can tell mine is common...but I am no expert.

    Can't wait to get back with the detector...maybe there is another in the dirt out there. I will keep you posted!

    Wess
    Velox Versutus Vigilans

  11. #11

    May 2004
    Perth West Australia
    149
    2 times

    Re: I never thought I would find one of these!!!!

    Congratulations Wess, looks like a great coin and in good condition to. I'm not familiar with your coins but from the other comments i know you have made a great find.

    Raoul

  12. #12
    us
    Dec 2006
    East Stroudsburg, PA
    Garrett ACE 250
    492
    14 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (2)

    Re: I never thought I would find one of these!!!!

    simply amazing

  13. #13
    au
    Mar 2007
    Queensland, Australia
    Jackeroo, BH Landstar
    958
    14 times

    Re: I never thought I would find one of these!!!!

    WOW.
    What a find and by eyeballin' no less
    Just wait till you get out there with the md.
    Keep us posted.

  14. #14

    Aug 2006
    The hills of central Kentucky
    Explorer 2
    759
    36 times

    Re: I never thought I would find one of these!!!!

    That is really a wonderful find. Think about all the hours you have spent swinging a detector and then to eyeball, what surely must be your best coin find,in a field where you werent even looking for coins. The planets have truly lined up for you,better hunt that place to death,HH...Shoot

  15. #15

    May 2007
    Whites DFX series with 9" coil and 18" coil.
    214
    1 times

    Re: I never thought I would find one of these!!!!

    Very cool finds. Keep us informed if you find anything else there.
    "GIVE ME MY TREASURE!!!!!

 

 
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