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K1DDO1979

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Another after work hunt. Not much this time but a few odds and ends plus a 1903 canadian large cent. When i first got it home i thought the coin would end up in really great shape but unfortunately the edges became brittle and crumbled off. Thanks for looking! [emoji2][emoji106]
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Brendan75

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Hi, nice finds. The crumbled edges does not matter its still a nice old find Congrats:icon_thumleft:
 

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Yep...still a nice find...crumbled edge and all. πŸ™Œ
 

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K1DDO1979

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I forgot to mention in the post that the small penny in the picture was a indian head penny. Lost all detail before i could get a date!
 

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Congratulations on the nice hunt! :occasion14:
 

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Nice day of finding old old items .We have no control over the condition of those things we are able to recover .Keep looking .You must be in a good spot
 

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Congrats K1ddo - you pull some nice finds, and this large cent is one of them! It's rare to pull old copper out in great shape, but it has history and it's a great recovery by you! :icon_thumleft:
 

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thats a beauty good job
 

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Ouch what a heart breaker, but still a great find none the less!
 

EastCoastmetal

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Nice finds, those coins are thin to begin with. Hard to pick those out of Nova Scotia's soil without some kind of deterioration.
 

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K1DDO1979

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Nice finds, those coins are thin to begin with. Hard to pick those out of Nova Scotia's soil without some kind of deterioration.

It is strange soil here for sure. For example you could hit a old yard and get 3 rotten coppers and one thats perfect and then go across the street and get 3 perfect coppers and one thats rotten. You just never know around here. The good news is the old yards have old coopers to find! HaHa
 

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It is strange soil here for sure. For example you could hit a old yard and get 3 rotten coppers and one thats perfect and then go across the street and get 3 perfect coppers and one thats rotten. You just never know around here. The good news is the old yards have old coopers to find! HaHa

I remember seeing pockets of carnivorous, mostly insect-eating plants in NS on our honeymoon back in 1981, especially in some foggy bog areas on our way out one day to Peggy's Cove. Those plants require acidic soils and I wonder if pockets of those acidic soils are corroding your coppers.

Hey, do people still put those wood butterflies on the houses?
 

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K1DDO1979

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There is a lot of acidic soil in spots around the province. But other areas are great. Also there is some wooden butterfly’s on houses still but its mostly the old people now. Maybe someone should restart the trend and make a fortune selling them! HaHa
 

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