First ever U.S. Large Cent!

sibbley

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Mar 18, 2023
635
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Nazareth, PA
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Dr. Otek MT-XR, Ace Apex, Xterra Pro, Nokta Legend, Nokta Makro Impact, Manticore, XP ORX, XP Deus 2 WS6 Master
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
I've been really excited about hitting my corn field permission. I've been waiting since May to get into the field and see what I might find. A bit of background: This particular field has been part of a farm since at least 1850 (shown on the maps I could find). The home associated with the farm was a 2-story log structure built sometime in the late 1700's.

I know a woman that grew up on the farm and I met her there this morning. She showed me pictures of the house and outbuildings and we walked the field where the outbuildings and barn used to stand. From the pictures, the log structure was huge. Five bedrooms, two kitchens, and two large living rooms. At one time two generations lived in the house. I don't remember the house being that large. I only know it from driving past years ago before it was torn down.

Once she left, I decided to start swinging right behind where the house back porch was, now part of the corn field. I hadn't even made a full swing with the Impact when I passed over a 90 signal. It repeated two ways and showed one inch deep. I thought for sure it was going to be more can slaw. I was at this permission yesterday and only found trash. As I lifted the ground a bent round object fell from the clump of dirt in my hand. I picked it up and couldn't believe my eyes. I could see the wreath on the reverse.

The picture I immediately texted my wife.

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Once I got home, I began cleaning it up. I've identified it as an 1822 Coronet Head. In order to see the date I needed to slightly clip a piece bent over from the plow. The first picture shows the date. I needed to use two lights to get it in the picture.

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I can't wait to get back into that field on Tuesday.

Thanks for looking...
 

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RVRoamer73

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Apr 19, 2016
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Georgia
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CTX 3030 Nox 800
Stealth 720i ,RTG 6"
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Nice work pulling that LC. Good luck on further hunts. Gotta be more in there.
 

detectorcowboy

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Nov 30, 2009
539
832
Florida
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XP Deus 2, Equinox 800, & Fisher CZ3D
I've been really excited about hitting my corn field permission. I've been waiting since May to get into the field and see what I might find. A bit of background: This particular field has been part of a farm since at least 1850 (shown on the maps I could find). The home associated with the farm was a 2-story log structure built sometime in the late 1700's.

I know a woman that grew up on the farm and I met her there this morning. She showed me pictures of the house and outbuildings and we walked the field where the outbuildings and barn used to stand. From the pictures, the log structure was huge. Five bedrooms, two kitchens, and two large living rooms. At one time two generations lived in the house. I don't remember the house being that large. I only know it from driving past years ago before it was torn down.

Once she left, I decided to start swinging right behind where the house back porch was, now part of the corn field. I hadn't even made a full swing with the Impact when I passed over a 90 signal. It repeated two ways and showed one inch deep. I thought for sure it was going to be more can slaw. I was at this permission yesterday and only found trash. As I lifted the ground a bent round object fell from the clump of dirt in my hand. I picked it up and couldn't believe my eyes. I could see the wreath on the reverse.

The picture I immediately texted my wife.

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Once I got home, I began cleaning it up. I've identified it as an 1822 Coronet Head. In order to see the date I needed to slightly clip a piece bent over from the plow. The first picture shows the date. I needed to use two lights to get it in the picture.

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I can't wait to get back into that field on Tuesday.

Thanks for looking...
Well done
 

JeffInMass

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Jan 14, 2006
4,678
7,095
Cape Cod
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Minelab Manticore, Minelab Equinox 600, Minelab Explorer SE Pro, Explorer XS, Fisher CZ6A
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
Always great to be able to knock one off the bucket list- Congrats! Here's hoping there are more bucket-listers waiting there for you- GL!!
 

neodetectorist

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Jan 4, 2016
1,023
4,118
NE Ohio
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Garrett AT Pro W Stock coil, Fisher F2 W 8" Concentric and 9.5" NEL DD, XPointer pin pointer
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
I've been really excited about hitting my corn field permission. I've been waiting since May to get into the field and see what I might find. A bit of background: This particular field has been part of a farm since at least 1850 (shown on the maps I could find). The home associated with the farm was a 2-story log structure built sometime in the late 1700's.

I know a woman that grew up on the farm and I met her there this morning. She showed me pictures of the house and outbuildings and we walked the field where the outbuildings and barn used to stand. From the pictures, the log structure was huge. Five bedrooms, two kitchens, and two large living rooms. At one time two generations lived in the house. I don't remember the house being that large. I only know it from driving past years ago before it was torn down.

Once she left, I decided to start swinging right behind where the house back porch was, now part of the corn field. I hadn't even made a full swing with the Impact when I passed over a 90 signal. It repeated two ways and showed one inch deep. I thought for sure it was going to be more can slaw. I was at this permission yesterday and only found trash. As I lifted the ground a bent round object fell from the clump of dirt in my hand. I picked it up and couldn't believe my eyes. I could see the wreath on the reverse.

The picture I immediately texted my wife.

View attachment 2114855

Once I got home, I began cleaning it up. I've identified it as an 1822 Coronet Head. In order to see the date I needed to slightly clip a piece bent over from the plow. The first picture shows the date. I needed to use two lights to get it in the picture.

View attachment 2114852 View attachment 2114853 View attachment 2114854

I can't wait to get back into that field on Tuesday.

Thanks for looking...
Congratulations on your first Largie
 

pepperj

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Feb 3, 2009
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138,965
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Deus, Deus 2, Minelab 3030, E-Trac,
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Relic Hunting
Congratulations on your first LC.
It sure seen a lot of action.
Leave it as it is in its own beautiful way.
Best of luck, where there is one, more are to be found.
 

Digger RJ

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Aug 24, 2017
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Minelab CTX 3030; Minelab Equinox 800;
XP Deus 2
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All Treasure Hunting
I've been really excited about hitting my corn field permission. I've been waiting since May to get into the field and see what I might find. A bit of background: This particular field has been part of a farm since at least 1850 (shown on the maps I could find). The home associated with the farm was a 2-story log structure built sometime in the late 1700's.

I know a woman that grew up on the farm and I met her there this morning. She showed me pictures of the house and outbuildings and we walked the field where the outbuildings and barn used to stand. From the pictures, the log structure was huge. Five bedrooms, two kitchens, and two large living rooms. At one time two generations lived in the house. I don't remember the house being that large. I only know it from driving past years ago before it was torn down.

Once she left, I decided to start swinging right behind where the house back porch was, now part of the corn field. I hadn't even made a full swing with the Impact when I passed over a 90 signal. It repeated two ways and showed one inch deep. I thought for sure it was going to be more can slaw. I was at this permission yesterday and only found trash. As I lifted the ground a bent round object fell from the clump of dirt in my hand. I picked it up and couldn't believe my eyes. I could see the wreath on the reverse.

The picture I immediately texted my wife.

View attachment 2114855

Once I got home, I began cleaning it up. I've identified it as an 1822 Coronet Head. In order to see the date I needed to slightly clip a piece bent over from the plow. The first picture shows the date. I needed to use two lights to get it in the picture.

View attachment 2114852 View attachment 2114853 View attachment 2114854

I can't wait to get back into that field on Tuesday.

Thanks for looking...
Very Cool!!! Congrats!!!
 

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sibbley

sibbley

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Mar 18, 2023
635
1,841
Nazareth, PA
Detector(s) used
Dr. Otek MT-XR, Ace Apex, Xterra Pro, Nokta Legend, Nokta Makro Impact, Manticore, XP ORX, XP Deus 2 WS6 Master
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
Thanks everyone. Can't wait to get back out there tomorrow.
 

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