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    1864 Indian Head Penny

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    I never get bored hunting my yard when I have a bit of extra time, and am always surprised at what turns up even after exploring much of the land. Thinking it was another gunshot shell I was happy to be wrong and dig an Indian head penny. I learned there were 3 different versions minted in that year. I don’t know which version this is..copper-nickel or bronze and it does not look like there is an ”L” inscribed. It weighs 2.85 grams. I used toothpicks and Andres pencils to clean it, otherwise it looked like a gob of dirt. Glad to share my story with folks who are interested!
    The detector is my stethoscope to the earth, discovering the heartbeat of the past, to breathe new life into artifacts for us and the future.....

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    Very nice indian head! And old. I like all the other stuff too.

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    Nice IH funny I have never hunted my own yard lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by A2coins View Post
    Nice IH funny I have never hunted my own yard lol
    You serious Clark?.?.?

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    Underwonder, A2coins and Inspector like this.

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    Great IHP, Congrats

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    Quote Originally Posted by A2coins View Post
    Nice IH funny I have never hunted my own yard lol
    What? Did you ever watch “The Wizard of Oz”? Click your digger and pinpointer together three times and say....”There’s no place like home.” LOL Happy hunting!
    A2coins, Hughett, highnam and 3 others like this.
    The detector is my stethoscope to the earth, discovering the heartbeat of the past, to breathe new life into artifacts for us and the future.....

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    I just built a deck and a 18ft x18ft 4ft high fenced garden if I start digging hole the ball and chain will want me to plant trees in them lol
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    Sweet find, Congrats! I use those pencils as well- like 'em....
    -- Jeff --

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    Kim

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffInMass View Post
    Sweet find, Congrats! I use those pencils as well- like 'em....
    Thanks, Jeff. I know purists would frown on the cleaning, but an unreadable coin holds no joy for me. I am happy with the results. Happy hunting!
    A2coins, dansalata and Inspector like this.
    The detector is my stethoscope to the earth, discovering the heartbeat of the past, to breathe new life into artifacts for us and the future.....

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    I'd take those finds anyday. I love them injuns especially when they are right out the front door.
    Tell me and I'll forget. Show me, and I may not remember. Involve me, and I'll understand. - Tribe Unknown. Those that lie down with dogs, get up with fleas. - Blackfoot

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    A metal detectorist's dream, to live on a property, that yields that kind of good stuff...!
    The coin might be copper, with the tints of green...?
    Stick With It - It's not *IF* you'll find the good stuff , but WHEN!

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    In 1864 there were 3 varieties of Indian Head Cents. One was made of copper nickel (weighed 4.67 grams). There were 2 bronze varieties one with L on lower ribbon behind the neck and one without L both weighing 3.11 grams. The one with L had a pointed tip of bust while without L had a round tip of bust. This one looks to me like the round bust variety (no L) and I would say bronze. Still a nice find overall.

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    Nice find! I always loved the Indian head cent such a beautiful coin.

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    Very Nice!!! Congrats!!!
    What would life be without challenges, and detecting of course.....

 

 
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