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    Revolutionary War USA Relic? No Idea, but I Know It's Old!

    Deep in the woods today near the spot where I found a Rev War era stirrup. Got a low 70's signal 6 inches down and thought I had dug a flat button. Wiped it off and noticed that one side had grooves on it instead of a shank. Then I turned it over and saw a USA logo on it! Looks similar to the Rev War button logo, but not quite the same. It's 1" in diameter and appears to be brass.

    Did some research online, but I drew a blank. No idea what this is or how old. Hoping it's Rev War, but it could be later than that. What the heck did I find?

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    At first glance, it looks like a USA bar cent. These coins have been heavily forged over the years so I have no idea if it's real or not. Something like that would have to be determined by someone more knowledgeable than myself.

    Bar Cent

    If it is real, you have quite a rare find there! Congratz!

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    Inquiring minds wanna know! Congrats!
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    Oh my. You got something good there methinks. Wow.
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    Jesus man itís a Bar Cent! That is one really really really nice find
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    Need I say more?!!!!!!!!
    If thatís legit and it certainly looks to be, that is a very special find Tim. Very special indeed
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    Been waiting to see one of these show up since 2009 .IMHO , Looks like the " Real Deal " , but there is always ....

    THAT , chance ! Here is too hope so ,
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    Find of a life time ! I would strongly recommend no further cleaning,
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    It's hard to beat your find, awesome recovery! I'm going to assume it's genuine based on where you found it.
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    Congrats on that rare old copper
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    Wow!!! If that is real the real deal and not an early counterfeit, than you have just found one of the greatest coins ever posted on this website! It looks real to me, and I don't think their were many contemporary counterfeits of them made! I have always read about this coin, and thought that it was very interesting, but never thought that anyone would ever find one! Banner x10!

    The closest to one that I could afford is this mug with one on it...
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    Thanks for the quick ID! I never would have guessed that it was a coin from 1785! I was thinking maybe it was a decorative piece mounted to something, due to the grooves on the back.

    I won't mess with it any more, but it is flaking a little on the edges now that it's dry. My luck to find a rare coin and it's toasted. Still a great find, though.

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    I dont know man. It looks good from here. Don't touch it but I really think that things got plenty of meat on the bone regarding "condition".
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    Quote Originally Posted by FreeBirdTim View Post
    Thanks for the quick ID! I never would have guessed that it was a coin from 1785! I was thinking maybe it was a decorative piece mounted to something, due to the grooves on the back.

    I won't mess with it any more, but it is flaking a little on the edges now that it's dry. My luck to find a rare coin and it's toasted. Still a great find, though.
    Thatís no toast my man! And when itís that scarce and it has detail itís a grand slam!
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    doesn't look toasted to me...a coinshooters find of a lifetime....you dug it...

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