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  1. #1
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    Oct 2007
    Pennsylvania
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    Indian Head Key Date? (Updated Picture)

    Today I went to a home built in 1830 and the finds were few and far between. I think the property was previously detected. The only coin worth mentioning was the Indian head I found about an hour in. It was at about 6-8 inches. Maybe the last person there just looked over it or they didn't have a Sovereign GT and couldn't see that deep The condition looked bleak. I could tell the back of the coin was an IH but could not see any detail on the front of the coin. Well after a hot peroxide bath, the coin came out much better than I could have hoped. In fact, it's the best condition IH I've found to date. It's an 1872! I think this might be considered a "key date". Maybe someone on this board could verify whether it is "key" or not.

    Also could anybody give me an idea of the grade of the coin?

    Thanks for looking!
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  2. #2
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    So many old sites to hunt....so little time.

    Aug 2007
    Above: 1786 Vermont landscape copper ryder 7 variety. Found August 2007
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    Re: Indian Head Key Date?

    That is a pretty good year. Definitely a semi-key date. My guess is it would grade at least F-12 which would make it a 300-350 dollar coin in the 2008 Red Book. Nice find.
    2014 Notable Finds :

    7 Large Coppers as follows:
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    1732 King George II halfpenny
    Counterstamped Large Cent (Braided Hair Variety)
    No detail large cent (Most Likely Draped bust)
    1850 Braided Hair Large Cent
    1828 Matron Head Large Ce
    1804 Draped Bust Large Cent
    1869 2 Cent Piece
    1865 2 Cent Piece
    8 Indian Heads including a nice 1872 Key Date and an ​1864 "L"
    1 silver Washington quarter
    1 barber dime 1916
    4 Mercury dimes
    1 Buffalo nickel
    10 cent trade token
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  3. #3

    Feb 2007
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    Re: Indian Head Key Date?

    wow Aaron that IH is fantastic looking. congrats.
    Debby

  4. #4
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    us
    Sep 2006
    Fremont, Ohio
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    Re: Indian Head Key Date?

    Holy Bleeep ! That is one nice I.H. congratulations!

    Steve
    Research and ye shall find!

  5. #5
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    Dec 2007
    South Central PA
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    Re: Indian Head Key Date?

    wow that is a super looking IH!!! Why can't mine look like that?
    some people call me the creeper ,cuz they don't know my name or face - Alice Cooper

  6. #6
    us
    Oct 2007
    Pennsylvania
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    Re: Indian Head Key Date?

    Do you think it might be worth sending it in and having it graded?

  7. #7
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    Jul 2006
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    Re: Indian Head Key Date?

    Hey Aaron, nice IH. Where you in our area? This site may help for US coin finds. If you page to the bottom there are link to other coins.

    Brian

    http://sammler.com/coins/indian_head.htm
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    Jul 2007
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    Re: Indian Head Key Date?

    You and civilman find the best looking Indians!!!
    Congratulations.
    Ty

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  9. #9
    us
    Hi, Hey, Hello

    Mar 2008
    Near Philly
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    Re: Indian Head Key Date?

    Wow! That did clean up great! It is amazing that you were able to find it there, somebody had definetly gone through there with a fine tooth comb before. Great job!

  10. #10
    us
    Oct 2007
    Pennsylvania
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    Re: Indian Head Key Date?

    Quote Originally Posted by baspinall
    Hey Aaron, nice IH. Where you in our area? This site may help for US coin finds. If you page to the bottom there are link to other coins.

    Brian

    http://sammler.com/coins/indian_head.htm
    Yeah... Just off of 282 outside of Downingtown. Seems like most places around us have been searched up and down though. Everywhere I go seems to have piles of scrap metal laying all over the place as if its already been searched.

  11. #11
    us
    Oct 2007
    Pennsylvania
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    Re: Indian Head Key Date?

    Quote Originally Posted by cam9457
    Wow! That did clean up great! It is amazing that you were able to find it there, somebody had definetly gone through there with a fine tooth comb before. Great job!
    I was very surprised with the detail.

  12. #12
    us
    wolf pack!!!

    Sep 2006
    Texas
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    Re: Indian Head Key Date?

    That is the prettiest Indian i've seen dug
    Leave no stone unturned.

  13. #13
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    Jan 2008
    NorthWest Ohio
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    Re: Indian Head Key Date?

    fantastic Indian, and I thought the one I dug (my avatar) was in good shape! wow, congrats!

  14. #14
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    Sep 2006
    Montana
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    Re: Indian Head Key Date?


    That cent is a freaking beauty!

  15. #15
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    Jan 2008
    Bronx, NY
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    Re: Indian Head Key Date?

    SWEEET !!!!!
    CLEANING UP THE PARKS OF NEW YORK CITY; 1 PULLTAB, 1 BOTTLE CAP AND 1 MANGLED CAN AT A TIME.. PLUS I GET TO KEEP ALL THE LOOSE CHANGE !

 

 
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