First Tombac Button and Nice 1849 Large Cent

NorILdigcollector

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Went back to the old farm cent and found large cent number 6 for this site. I found it a few feet from where I found the others. I hit it with the shovel but luckily didn't damage it. It was sitting almost completely vertical about 6" down on the side of the hole I dug. I had gone over it a few times already but was swinging a different direction so the AT Pro didn't pick it up very well. The Tombac Button came out clean and shiny with no corrosion except on the shank. I am not sure of the railroad spike. It is shorter than any I have seen before.
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Hunk-a-lead

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Went back to the old farm cent and found large cent number 6 for this site. I found it a few feet from where I found the others. I hit it with the shovel but luckily didn't damage it. It was sitting almost completely vertical about 6" down on the side of the hole I dug. I had gone over it a few times already but was swinging a different direction so the AT Pro didn't pick it up very well. The Tombac Button came out clean and shiny with no corrosion except on the shank. I am not sure of the railroad spike. It is shorter than any I have seen before. View attachment 2032924 View attachment 2032925 View attachment 2032926 View attachment 2032927
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great saves, thanks for posting
 

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Went back to the old farm cent and found large cent number 6 for this site. I found it a few feet from where I found the others. I hit it with the shovel but luckily didn't damage it. It was sitting almost completely vertical about 6" down on the side of the hole I dug. I had gone over it a few times already but was swinging a different direction so the AT Pro didn't pick it up very well. The Tombac Button came out clean and shiny with no corrosion except on the shank. I am not sure of the railroad spike. It is shorter than any I have seen before. View attachment 2032924 View attachment 2032925 View attachment 2032926 View attachment 2032927
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That of is in great shape. Congrats
 

Digger RJ

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Went back to the old farm cent and found large cent number 6 for this site. I found it a few feet from where I found the others. I hit it with the shovel but luckily didn't damage it. It was sitting almost completely vertical about 6" down on the side of the hole I dug. I had gone over it a few times already but was swinging a different direction so the AT Pro didn't pick it up very well. The Tombac Button came out clean and shiny with no corrosion except on the shank. I am not sure of the railroad spike. It is shorter than any I have seen before. View attachment 2032924 View attachment 2032925 View attachment 2032926 View attachment 2032927
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Very Cool!!! Congrats!!!
 

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