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    Draped Bust Large Cent along with a Liberty Cap Half Cent

    I went to a field today with that kid Joe that found the Seated Half Dime in my hayfield, we went to a soybean field I was waiting for hunting season to get over. I had been in one part of this giant field earlier a couple times. Once with Joe in the mud and once by myself. We had only found musket balls and buttons. Today was a little different. I got out and headed for a corner to start all the way on the other side. I usually will scout a new section with loose thirty yard loops from the edge of the field. When I almost got to the other edge I got a sweet 91 on the Deus, very loud because it was telling me it was very shallow. One inch under out pops a big copper. About three passes further (now I'm gridding) I get a 80's signal, I was debating it suspecting aluminum can (84-85) and loud but it sounded different, four inches down out pops the Half cent size copper. They came out fairly clean with the dirt not really sticking to it. I kept looking as I was hunting for some reason. I decided the Draped Bust was a Draped Bust in the field, the little one looked roached out and I figured I was not going to even be able to ID it. I dropped both in distilled water for the one hour plus ride home. I was hot peroxiding both and seen the little one is a capped bust, woo hoo!
    Enjoy the pix
    HH & GL
    Brad

    I have them both in cold peroxide, I'm not sure how to handle cleaning from here thinking that the Half Cent might be valuable? Any advise would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance and thanks for looking.
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    Congrats on the old coppers
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    Those are some real nice coppers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by trapperart View Post
    Congrats on the old coppers
    Thanks Art

    Quote Originally Posted by Skippy SH13 View Post
    Wow. Rough coins. Glad you could ID them!
    Thanks, me too, exciting, forgot to mention, a Capped Liberty Half Cent is a first for me.

    Quote Originally Posted by VTColonialDigger View Post
    Those are some real nice coppers!
    Thank you
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    Draped Bust Large Cent along with a Liberty Cap Half Cent

    Some may call it rough, but if that all someone can say then they're missing the big picture. A liberty cap cent alone is a wicked rare coin to find. Now a liberty cap half cent is that much rarer, and one you can identify is exceptional. That's a coin most of us have never found, including myself. When I got your pics today I wasn't sure if you would be able to ID them, but I'm glad you did. Congrats bruddah
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    Congratulations on a rare find!
    A Draped Bust Cent is nice enough but a Liberty Cap Half Cent is over the top!!
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    Dream coins you got there, Nice to be able to get an ID on them. Great coins in any condition .
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    Really nice couple of coins. I love anything that comes out of the ground that's large and green!
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    I really need to get my eyes checked
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    Amazing finds congrats! I am sure you will be combing that field now inch by inch! Enjoy
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    You might try soaking them in olive oil for a few weeks? I don't think it will hurt them even if it does not help them
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    Welcome to the Liberty Cap Half Cent club!! Congrats!!
    Old coppers don't have to be pretty to be sweet, if you can get an ID it's all you need. Awesome find!!
    I lost all detail on my Lib. Half cent shortly after I found it but, I got one pic giving me a positive ID.
    Glad you could get an ID, super Sweet coin!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrappy View Post
    Some may call it rough, but if that all someone can say then they're missing the big picture. A liberty cap cent alone is a wicked rare coin to find. Now a liberty cap half cent is that much rarer, and one you can identify is exceptional. That's a coin most of us have never found, including myself. When I got your pics today I wasn't sure if you would be able to ID them, but I'm glad you did. Congrats bruddah
    Thanks Steve, I have only seen one (capped one cent) dug in real life and of course it was the very first time I hunted with "what's his name" and of course it was in exceptional shape, the date and everything else was clear coming straight out of the ground. I'll never know for sure where it really came from. I do know when I seen that cap when I got home I lost my mind. For me it is by far the best find to date for me. I just got home from my meeting and took it out of the cold peroxide and the cap and bust is so much clearer. Maybe after a couple days in it might get better. Thanks for being part of it from afar, I'm glad Joe was there to be part of it too.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wildcat1750 View Post
    Congratulations on a rare find!
    A Draped Bust Cent is nice enough but a Liberty Cap Half Cent is over the top!!
    Thank you wildcat

    Quote Originally Posted by villagenut View Post
    Dream coins you got there, Nice to be able to get an ID on them. Great coins in any condition .
    Thank you

    Quote Originally Posted by Silvermonkey View Post
    Really nice couple of coins. I love anything that comes out of the ground that's large and green!
    Thanks Silvermonkey

    Quote Originally Posted by jeff-gordon View Post
    I really need to get my eyes checked
    I hear ya Jeff, you should drive over in your race car and help me look for more tomorrow. Pix just aren't the same as having it in your hand looking at it.

    Quote Originally Posted by danjsargent View Post
    Amazing finds congrats! I am sure you will be combing that field now inch by inch! Enjoy
    Thanks, Joe was all over that place, he found a nice tompac and a blowhole button.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bass View Post
    You might try soaking them in olive oil for a few weeks? I don't think it will hurt them even if it does not help them
    Eventually she will probably end up in a long light oil bath for a few years

    Quote Originally Posted by deershed View Post
    Welcome to the Liberty Cap Half Cent club!! Congrats!!
    Old coppers don't have to be pretty to be sweet, if you can get an ID it's all you need. Awesome find!!
    I lost all detail on my Lib. Half cent shortly after I found it but, I got one pic giving me a positive ID.
    Glad you could get an ID, super Sweet coin!!
    Then you know how I feel right? Thanks Deershed
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    Two sweet coins,
    You're on a really good site.
    Congratulations
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    Killer find buddy. I try to avoid the olive oil and am not a big fan of oils period. But I have used mineral oil on some rough coppers. Mineral oil is much more pure and not as dark. I've never found a Lib Cap of any kind. At least not that I could indentify....and I've found prob over 100 large cents. So that my friend is a tough one to get out of the dirt
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