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  1. #16
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    Hawks88

    Aug 2012
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    The condition of the LC and nova are amazing. Those are some beautiful saves. Congrats

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    Max

    Aug 2016
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    Congrats on that nice Nova, one of the finest I have seen dug. That coin tends to deteriorate in the soil and chips and flakes easily.

    The large cent is impressive! Nice condition and patina. And I like the idea about the ash raising the pH. Have you tested the soil pH in the yard and around the ash dump area?
    Thank you so much; even if it's not as nice as the large cent I was very happy with the condition of the Nova! Sometimes I'm glad I'm finding coins like this now and not in my first year of detecting since I'm sure I would have ruined many of these with overzealous cleaning.
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    Yowza. Yeah the 1783 is killer but the 1814 is down right sexy! What a coin.

  4. #19
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    Great saves!!
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    Killer old coppers!

    My LC's are almost always toasted!
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  6. #21
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    Been there...Dug that

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    Great work!!! 🙌 The Nova, elusive as those are, doesn't hold a candle to that LC! She's gorgeous!!! Congrats on a great hunt! 😁
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    Damn buddy you’ve had quite the run the last year +! Very impressive indeed. Interesting info about the ash and ph level. I dug our a 17th Century pit and the coin and jetons were very well preserved. I wondered why since it was on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. Now I know why. That LC is stunning and should go on the BANNER in my opinion. These 77 Indian heads fly up there regardless of condition. This coin is so much harder to find and in amazing condition. I don’t throw BANNER votes around but I think that coin is worthy between the key date and condition. The Nova is just amazing as well. A coin I really want to find. And my god that shoe buckle would have been a stunner. Keep up the great work
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  8. #23
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    Rust never rests

    Mar 2009
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    Very nice Nova and the L.C. is beyond awesome.
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  9. #24
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    Both of those coins are in remarkable condition...WOW! Congrats!
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    Max

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    Damn buddy you’ve had quite the run the last year +! Very impressive indeed. Interesting info about the ash and ph level. I dug our a 17th Century pit and the coin and jetons were very well preserved. I wondered why since it was on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. Now I know why. That LC is stunning and should go on the BANNER in my opinion. These 77 Indian heads fly up there regardless of condition. This coin is so much harder to find and in amazing condition. I don’t throw BANNER votes around but I think that coin is worthy between the key date and condition. The Nova is just amazing as well. A coin I really want to find. And my god that shoe buckle would have been a stunner. Keep up the great work
    Thank you so much for your banner vote and I'm hoping the run continues into 2019!

    I've also noticed that large quantities of seashells have a similar effect due to the calcium carbonate. The soil at my tavern site was riddled with oyster and quahog shells and the buttons I found there are still some of my best preserved finds. The ground chemistry fascinates me, but it varies widely even in the same yard so it's still just dumb luck which coins end up pristine and which are toasted. I'm still bummed about a 1795 large cent that I can only barely read the date on even after careful preservation. Still super happy I found it, but if I had found that coin in as good a shape as the 1814 I'd be doing back flips!

  11. #26
    Awesome coins! Big congratulations!
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  12. #27
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    Detect smarter, not harder.

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    Those classic head planchets are usually for $hi# so to find a good one is incredible. At that time there were a lot of impurities and they were soft. Anywho, most of us haven’t found a classic head that’s much more than fair at best, so my hat is off to you. Clearly dug, clearly a beauty, clearly an example worthy of being up top. Many members may not know how difficult it is to dig a decent classic head, but after personally finding dozens of roached ones, this one is a winnah’!

    Congrats. Oh and beauty Nova! There’s no feeling like digging a Nova Constellatio. I’ve dug two and know the feeling. Here’s a great (simple) guide for identification. Click image for larger version. 

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    The two coins, equal in rarity, banner all the way for me.
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  13. #28
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    Feb 2008
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    That's likely the nicest dug Classic Head I've seen here on Tnet ! Looking at condition and lower mintage , I'm going banner vote on that one - the Nova just furthers the banner arguement !
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  14. #29

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    Just amazing condition on those coins, what a site you have there, congrats
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    Randy

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    Oh My God All spelled out, No Abbreviations What a beautiful largie
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