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    thought I had my first large cent today!...........well at least it is 1853

    unfortunately it was NOT a large cent, it is a large copper from 1853, not sure much about it though. If anyone has any info I'd appreciate it!! It is my oldest coin found so far, so that makes me happy

    here are the rest of todays stuff, got some clad, a token, small religious pendant, tiny dog pendant, and a pic of my trash to show you I was digging a LOT of signals today...lol





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    Re: thought I had my first large cent today!...........well at least it is 1853

    any copper that old is great! Sorry I cannot id it. Maybe british? Idk though.. Great find!
    Anyone can make life interesting you just have to go out there and do things instead of sitting on your butt doing nothing. Second quote: Life is about trying new things not just standing around.

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    Re: thought I had my first large cent today!...........well at least it is 1853

    That's a nice and interesting find.

    It is French in origen. (centimes is cents)

    Here is an interesting article about Napolean III not the coin.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleon_III_of_France

    Good luck on finding the large cent. I'm still working on that, a gold coin, a platinum ring, etc. I love this hobby.

    HH
    Adventurer, warrior, mercenary, treasure hunter...

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    Re: thought I had my first large cent today!...........well at least it is 1853

    Looks like you have a French 10 (Dix) Centimes coin. I just saw a few on Ebay for sale....one had a starting bid of around $10, and was in mint condition...but there was another one with a "B" mintmark with starting bid of $50.

    If you're finding coins like that, I think your American large cent would be just around the corner for you!

    Congrats,
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    Dan

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    Re: thought I had my first large cent today!...........well at least it is 1853

    odd thing is in the yard it came from we did not even find a wheatie, and we were there for 4 hours!!! fairly small yard

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    Re: thought I had my first large cent today!...........well at least it is 1853

    Keep digging those signals. That is how you find the good stuff. Congrats on the finds. I like the 1853 coin.

    Burdie

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    Re: thought I had my first large cent today!...........well at least it is 1853

    Nice finds. I have hunted the same area under
    different conditions, (ie, rain soaked, dry, humid, frozen)
    and come up with keepers almost every time.
    Try it again later.
    Ty

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    Re: thought I had my first large cent today!...........well at least it is 1853

    Nice attractive old find!! A handsome coin!

    Larry
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    Re: thought I had my first large cent today!...........well at least it is 1853

    it may not be an american large cent but it is every bit as old! a great find in my book. congrats!
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    Re: thought I had my first large cent today!...........well at least it is 1853

    Nice find, I bet a large coin is in your future!!! With finds like you found, I'm sure of it!!

    HH,Ringfinder

    P.S. That 1853 coin looks better than most dug Large coins! When you do find one, don't wash it, just
    clean it carefully with a toothbrush and leave it alone. If you try to wash it, you'll be lucky to read the date!
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    Re: thought I had my first large cent today!...........well at least it is 1853

    the mint mark on this one is MA

    The value depends on condition and where it was minted. Below is the breakdown of values :

    => 1853-A, Paris mint, "A" mint mark under eagle
    Book value: Fine= $2, Very Fine = $5

    => 1853-B, Rouen mint, "B" mint mark under eagle
    Book value: Fine= $3, Very Fine = $7

    => 1853-BB, Strasbourg mint, "BB" mint mark under eagle
    Book value: Fine= $3, Very Fine = $7

    => 1853-D, Lyon mint, "D" mint mark under eagle
    Book value: Fine= $3, Very Fine = $7

    => 1853-K, Bordeaux mint, "K" mint mark under eagle
    Book value: Fine= $5, Very Fine = $18

    => 1853-MA, Marseille mint, "MA" mint mark under eagle
    Book value: Fine= $15, Very Fine = $30

    => 1853-W, Lille mint, "W" mint mark under eagle
    Book value: Fine= $2, Very Fine = $8

    * Fine = About 70% of the hair details visible.
    * Very Fine = About 80% or more of the hair details visible, but no luster.
    * Lower grades are worth less than half of the value for Fine grade.
    1 year ago
    Source(s):
    Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900

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    Re: thought I had my first large cent today!...........well at least it is 1853

    The way I see it, with all that trash out of the ground, you are certain to hear something else now that was hidden because of all the junk. that copper is COOL!
    Idaho PRB
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    Re: thought I had my first large cent today!...........well at least it is 1853

    Congrat's on your oldest coin to date.....I'd be happy to put that in my own collection anyday!!!Nice Job!!!

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    Re: thought I had my first large cent today!...........well at least it is 1853

    Nice stuff G4
    My field test of the Sunray X-5 coil is published in the May 2010 Issue of Western & Eastern Treasures.

    My field test of the Sunray X-12 Coil is published in the June 2010 Issue of Western & Eastern Treasures.

    My field test of the Coiltek 5x7 Coil is published in the July 2012 Issue of Western & Eastern Treasures.

    My "Deep Coin" Explorer settings, and finds are published in Andy Sabisch's Minelab Explorer & E-Trac Handbook.

    Here's the story of my BEST FIND EVERhttp://www.treasurenet.com/forums/be...find-ever.html

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    Re: thought I had my first large cent today!...........well at least it is 1853

    Congrats on that great find Goes
    That would make my day. Week. Month.

 

 
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