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  1. #1
    Dec 2017
    SE Pennsylvania
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    1795 Capped Liberty! - My first Large Cent! - And Its A Good One!

    Whoooooo! I cannot believe what I found yesterday!

    I was metal detecting on a large wooded hillside in Pennsylvania looking for antique shotgun shells. My metal detector sounded a blip that said there was iron under a log. I know from experience that logs have a tendency to mask good signals so In kicked it aside. Thank god I did.

    The blip turned into the sound of a shotgun shell. I dug 4 inches down and saw what I believed was a pewter spoon. Exited, I pulled out my camera and started filming. I reached in and pulled out a disk! I flipped it over and saw a colonial-style face staring at me! At first, I thought I found a woods Hibernia, But no it was way better!

    I rased the coin into the sun and saw a hat suspended on a pole.


    This coin is beautiful! Through the dirt, the impeccable details shine! But sadly there’s a drawback. : (

    It appears the coin has the famed red and green pit corrosion. Ahhhhhh!

    It seems like the coins I find either come out in perfect shape or destroyed.

    Do any of you have experience with this type of corrosion? I have gently taken a toothpick to the edge and it appears that the highly acidic soil has eaten at the copper for 200 years. From what I can see through the tiny fissure in the corrosion, the entire surface has minute pits the size of sandpaper covering the entire surface. This corrosion kills me! I don’t believe it has any patina Even with the dirt on it, I am happy that I can see the face, hair, side lettering, and liberty. Sadly no date ( I’m assuming 1795 ) is it worth the risk of cleaning it or should I leave it alone?

    While we're on the topic? How much is a coin like with worth in this shape? I dont think id ever sell it because its awesome! Good luck out there, stay safe, and Thanks in advance!

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    What a lovely day!

  2. #2
    Apr 2017
    East Coast
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    It's 2 am where I am on June 2nd & I open up "TreasureNet" to see this spectacular find !
    Congrats on your first large cent !! It's a great story & a great find. If it's a 1793, that would be even greater !!
    Unfortunately, I am unable to view your attachments. (it says invalid) Try to get some good pictures. Maybe someone here
    can somehow zero in on the date for you. Good luck !! Cheers ! J.T.G.

  3. #3
    Cant see the attachments?

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  4. #4
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    Jul 2010
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    An outstanding find !
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    I`v been detecting for 52 years owned my own detector shop G.A.P. Metal Detectors here in N.Y.
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  5. #5
    Feb 2009
    Deus, Minelab 3030, E-Trac,
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    Nice field.
    civilman1 and A2coins like this.

  6. #6
    Feb 2020
    Eastern Ohio
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    Congrats on a great find !

    I can't see the photo's either.

    If you try to remove the heavy green patina ( aka Verdigris ) from a copper coin a lot of the detail will usually fall off !
    A pretty safe way to clean old copper coins is to soak them in Olive Oil for a few weeks or even up to few months depending on how encrusted the coin is.
    Take the coin out of the Olive Oil every few days or so and gently remove some of the crud a little at a time with a wooden Toothpick .

    It's up to you - Good Luck !
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  7. #7
    Wood Butcher

    Apr 2013
    Indian River Co., Fl
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    Great find and looking forward to the images appearing, magically!

    The only image showing is the one of the field.
    (All the others say "invalid attachment" like others have said.)
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  8. #8
    Standing Firm in the Faith, Wherever I May Roam- Nothing Else Matters

    Jan 2006
    Cape Cod
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    Can't see the attachments, but Congrats on that awesome find- I guess only a chain cent as your first LC could've topped it- amazing!
    A2coins likes this.
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  9. #9
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    Dec 2015
    Ann Arbor
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    Congrats on that coin Im still looking for my first. My best finds have been on Hills and that spot looks like an awesome place to hunt Great job.....Tommy
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  10. #10
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    Aug 2017
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    Very Nice!!! Congrats!!! Pictures?
    What would life be without challenges, and detecting of course.....

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  12. #12
    Jun 2018
    Ace 400
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    Great find. Would really like to see some pictures.

  13. #13

    May 2010
    Portland, Oregon
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    Ditto Farmer732's comment. Would really like to see the coin.



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