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  1. #1

    Mar 2007
    Culinay Institute of America, NY
    DFX
    135
    1 times
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    Quick Hunt 2- A large cent and a truly breathtaking find!

    Happy Saturday everyone! I decided to do some more hunting where I found the seated dime , shield nickel, and Indian head cent. I spotted a natural path and started hunting it. I started off a little rough, finding a bunch of canslaw, foil, a 78 memorial cent, and a half eaten zincoln. YUM ! However, after a while, my luck took a turn for the better. I got a solid 86-quarter signal on the dfx at 3.5". I was hoping for a nice barber or seated quarter and got...
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    an 1846 large cent with a nice, readable date. Kinda hoping for some silver, but a large cent is also really sweet. I guess this spot was older than I thought. I wandered around, digging up canslaw and nails and pulltabs and a few pieces of lead. Then I got another 86 quarter signal, just like the first. It sounded rather large for a coin, and I pushed the leaves away and breathed a sigh of relief. The signal was not getting any shallower than 3.5". It could be another large cent. I pinpointed and carefully dug around the target. I pulled out a few sharp pieces of pottery, which put a small hairline scratch on what I was about to dig. I pulled out a large cent sized coin that was almost completely covered in dirt. I did not scan a pic of the dirty coin, but thanks to the magic of a scanner and MS Paint, I'll show you the part I could read
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    It looked like a draped bust large cent, 1806. I figured I was done with the hunt for now, so I headed back to my dorm to gently rinse off my finds. That was the moment I truly discovered what I found
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    Eagles don't roost on large cents. They're on silver. The 1806 was actually a draped bust quarter! I haven't found a silver Q in 08 yet and the oldest quarter I have ever found was 1892. I flew right over seated and capped and went right to draped bust. I now had a wide mouthed smile and was so happy I was speechless. Even finding a 1.5 oz 14k gold bracelet last October wasn't as amazing as this. It's almost surreal. It's the best coin I have ever found!

  2. #2
    us
    Apr 2007
    Colonial, PA
    White's Pro XL
    3,846
    7 times
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: Quick Hunt 2- A large cent and a truly breathtaking find!

    BANNER

  3. #3

    Mar 2005
    Minelab Explorer SE/Garrett GTI 2500/ Ace 250
    6,871
    49 times

    Re: Quick Hunt 2- A large cent and a truly breathtaking find!

    very very nice! in 1806 a quarter was a lot of money! someone wasnt happy to have lost that one!
    GTI 2500/ACE 250

  4. #4

    Re: Quick Hunt 2- A large cent and a truly breathtaking find!

    UNREAL!!!!!!!!!! one of my dream finds.
    1783 CFT. KG III 1/2 Penny (25-83A)-1 of 3 known *Sold $3,750, Vermont Landscape Coppers Ryder 6 *Sold $760, Ryder7 (Avatar)** Sold $1,275*,1st Batt Royal Artillery Cartridge Box Sling Belt Tip* SOLD $1,583*,(3)- GW Inaugural Buttons-2-Cobb# 17-J.* Sold both--$405 and $400. *GW Button Cobb 17-I-*Sold $316- New Jersey Copper M14-J Sold $125- Continental Army Button *Sold $800--** British 31st ROF Cartridge Box Plate** SOLD!! (PRIVATE AMOUNT), Vermont Ryder-3 *$1200...To be continued

  5. #5

    Jul 2007
    Culpeper,Va
    fisher 1236x / whites xlt / garret ace250
    300
    1 times

    Re: Quick Hunt 2- A large cent and a truly breathtaking find!

    Awsome coins, good job way to weed through the slaw.....
    KDMB

  6. #6
    So many old sites to hunt....so little time.

    Aug 2007
    Upstate NY
    Whites DFX (with 4x6 shooter DD coil and 12" spider coil), Minelab Rocco 2700. (E-Trac)
    5,129
    2174 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: Quick Hunt 2- A large cent and a truly breathtaking find!

    Quote Originally Posted by KirkPA
    BANNER
    Heck yeah. I agree. Awesome finds. That silver is freaking sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet. Banner for sure!

    <------ Thats me with a megaphone calling for this coin to be on the banner. Congratulations!!
    Best Finds:

    1786 Vermont Landscape Copper (Ryder 7 variety)
    1787 Vermont Copper
    1787 New Jersey Copper (Maris 63 variety)
    1797 and 1804 DBLCs
    George Washington Inaugural Button (GW 1 type)
    1872 Indian Head Cent (VF/EF condition)
    1866 Indian Head Cent (EF condition)
    1864 "L" Indian Head Cent
    Hard Times Tokens---2
    1840 Gen. Harrison Campaign Token
    1832 Nova Scotia Halfpenny Token
    Two cent pieces---7
    1721 King George I
    1732 King George II
    Barber Half dollars---3
    War Of 1812 Shoulder Belt Plate

  7. #7

    Jan 2008
    Virginia
    Whites XLT
    59
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: Quick Hunt 2- A large cent and a truly breathtaking find!

    Two really nice coins, wow, keep hitting that trail!
    SCRAP METAL = CASH MONEY.

  8. #8

    Mar 2008
    Whites DFX
    24

    Re: Quick Hunt 2- A large cent and a truly breathtaking find!

    NICE FIND!!!!

  9. #9

    Jul 2007
    Maryland
    5,634
    26 times
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: Quick Hunt 2- A large cent and a truly breathtaking find!

    TRULY Breathtaking!!!
    I found myself just STARING at her.
    Ty

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  10. #10

    Nov 2007
    somewhere between here and there, south of over there but north of that place
    titan 3000xd/seahunter mk ll/Ace 250/whites 6000XL Pro
    2,900
    921 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Quick Hunt 2- A large cent and a truly breathtaking find!

    that is a beautiful coin and the scratch is hardly noticable. Congrats.
    when you tug on a single thing in nature, you'll find it's connected to the rest of the world. John muir

  11. #11
    TreasurdiggrNY

    Re: Quick Hunt 2- A large cent and a truly breathtaking find!

    Awesome finds, fantastic WTG Great job SMS88! What a great hunt.
    Glenn

  12. #12

    Jan 2007
    Milky Way Galaxy
    Whites Vision Spectra
    2,276
    19 times
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: Quick Hunt 2- A large cent and a truly breathtaking find!

    What an amazing day brotha.
    A day that will live in infamy
    Congratulations
    Chris

  13. #13

    Mar 2008
    Tennessee
    263

    Re: Quick Hunt 2- A large cent and a truly breathtaking find!

    Wowza!! Very nice finds,Dang i cant never find the good stuff

  14. #14

    Oct 2006
    1,011
    122 times

    Re: Quick Hunt 2- A large cent and a truly breathtaking find!

    Just awesome finds!!!You are not going to want to come back to LI after you graduate, after all the super finds up there.

  15. #15
    So many old sites to hunt....so little time.

    Aug 2007
    Upstate NY
    Whites DFX (with 4x6 shooter DD coil and 12" spider coil), Minelab Rocco 2700. (E-Trac)
    5,129
    2174 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: Quick Hunt 2- A large cent and a truly breathtaking find!

    I don't know how you feel about cleaning coins but that large cent looks like it might clean up pretty nicely with a hot peroxide bath. I say "might" because you never know how truly corroded a copper coin can be. The nice look of the surface of that coin might be hiding some corrosion underneath. One time I put a large cent under some running water and the green patina flaked away leaving a corroded mess that I could barely get a date from.

    Best Finds:

    1786 Vermont Landscape Copper (Ryder 7 variety)
    1787 Vermont Copper
    1787 New Jersey Copper (Maris 63 variety)
    1797 and 1804 DBLCs
    George Washington Inaugural Button (GW 1 type)
    1872 Indian Head Cent (VF/EF condition)
    1866 Indian Head Cent (EF condition)
    1864 "L" Indian Head Cent
    Hard Times Tokens---2
    1840 Gen. Harrison Campaign Token
    1832 Nova Scotia Halfpenny Token
    Two cent pieces---7
    1721 King George I
    1732 King George II
    Barber Half dollars---3
    War Of 1812 Shoulder Belt Plate

 

 
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