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  1. #31
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    Great coin. California is an amazing place to hunt because of all the history that has traveled through the state beginning with the Indians, Spaniards, Fur Traders, Gold Miners, Loggers. Asian workers. You have a pretty good chance of finding just about anything from anywhere around the world.
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    ''These coins date from 1807-1814, why I find this coin amazing is that it predates California’s statehood, there is also a chance that is was dropped during the California Fur Rush in the early 1800’s''

    The most important thing to take note of, is not the date of the coin but its wear & this one has tons. Q. So when do you think it was lost after being heavily circulated? A. 40-50 years later, circa 1850s.
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  3. #33

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER View Post
    .... A. 40-50 years later, circa 1850s.
    Yes. Especially seeing as how one side has practically gone utterly smooth. But ... hey, ... here in CA , to even reach 1850's losses is a badge of merit. I know that in England , that's considered nuisance modern age coins . But to us here in CA, that's old
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    Breathtaking piece of history! You were not kidding about the back being slick too, wow! Congrats on a real beauty!!

  5. #35
    Quote Originally Posted by Tom_in_CA View Post
    Yes. Especially seeing as how one side has practically gone utterly smooth. But ... hey, ... here in CA , to even reach 1850's losses is a badge of merit. I know that in England , that's considered nuisance modern age coins . But to us here in CA, that's old
    I would never take that from anyone, just making sure the deductions are more thoughtful.
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  6. #36
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom_in_CA View Post
    I too have found several early French silver coins in CA . I agree with JackalopezL1 that it's probably a gold rush era loss. Based on the amount of wear on it. I do not think it was a mission era (ie.: pre-statehood) loss. Although the site you were at does date to earlier, yet I think your coin was lost later in the time-frame.

    Here are the other 2 coins found so far from the site (not including some nuisance wheaties). The fractional 1/4 real copper is 1836 :








    Thanks! I definitely agree that it was lost around the 1850’s
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  7. #37
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom_in_CA View Post
    And I would say that these other 2 coins are also 1840s or 1850s losses as well. But ... as you can see, you whooped both of us on age, by getting the oldest coin from the site so far. You lucky bum
    Thanks so much!!
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  8. #38
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    Quote Originally Posted by lookingharder View Post
    Great coin. California is an amazing place to hunt because of all the history that has traveled through the state beginning with the Indians, Spaniards, Fur Traders, Gold Miners, Loggers. Asian workers. You have a pretty good chance of finding just about anything from anywhere around the world.
    Thanks! It definitely is!
    Metal detecting is 99 percent location and 1 percent luck.

  9. #39
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    Sweet find!
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    BANNER #1...
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    Still working on getting this one! 😃👍

  10. #40
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    we should start a thread...."coins dug in the US"
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    Quote Originally Posted by can_slaw View Post
    Breathtaking piece of history! You were not kidding about the back being slick too, wow! Congrats on a real beauty!!
    Thanks! It is definitely very smooth, all you can see is the base of the wreath and the date.
    Metal detecting is 99 percent location and 1 percent luck.

  12. #42
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    Quote Originally Posted by K1DDO1979 View Post
    Sweet find!
    Thanks!
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  13. #43
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    Quote Originally Posted by unclemac View Post
    we should start a thread...."coins dug in the US"
    I agree! We definitely should!
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    Metal detecting is 99 percent location and 1 percent luck.

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    That is some sick Silver there!! Congratulations
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    Thanks a lot now I want to BUY one!!
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