Found Oldest Coin yet (1852) at a New Site

NorILdigcollector

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I found new site at the park the other day where a home site was located from an 1859 map. I had tried to locate the site couple times before but with no luck. I finally found it. I found an 1860 IH with a square nail hole through it along with an old pin and small gold plated ring a couple weeks ago. I found the button first and then was amazed when I dug the 1852 large cent right in the middle of the trail I was detecting along. I am looking forward to more finds here. I might post the button in another forum. It had a pattern of dots punched in the front of it (seven around the outside in a circle, seven in a tight circle near the center, and one right in the center).
 

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Digger RJ

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I found new site at the park the other day where a home site was located from an 1859 map. I had tried to locate the site couple times before but with no luck. I finally found it. I found an 1860 IH with a square nail hole through it along with an old pin and small gold plated ring a couple weeks ago. I found the button first and then was amazed when I dug the 1852 large cent right in the middle of the trail I was detecting along. I am looking forward to more finds here. I might post the button in another forum. It had a pattern of dots punched in the front of it (seven around the outside in a circle, seven in a tight circle near the center, and one right in the center).
Nice Large Cent!!! Congrats!!!
 

billb

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I found new site at the park the other day where a home site was located from an 1859 map. I had tried to locate the site couple times before but with no luck. I finally found it. I found an 1860 IH with a square nail hole through it along with an old pin and small gold plated ring a couple weeks ago. I found the button first and then was amazed when I dug the 1852 large cent right in the middle of the trail I was detecting along. I am looking forward to more finds here. I might post the button in another forum. It had a pattern of dots punched in the front of it (seven around the outside in a circle, seven in a tight circle near the center, and one right in the center).
Beautiful large cent Congratulations on your nice recovery
 

Hunk-a-lead

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I found new site at the park the other day where a home site was located from an 1859 map. I had tried to locate the site couple times before but with no luck. I finally found it. I found an 1860 IH with a square nail hole through it along with an old pin and small gold plated ring a couple weeks ago. I found the button first and then was amazed when I dug the 1852 large cent right in the middle of the trail I was detecting along. I am looking forward to more finds here. I might post the button in another forum. It had a pattern of dots punched in the front of it (seven around the outside in a circle, seven in a tight circle near the center, and one right in the center).
very nice save! wtg, research and persistence paying off
 

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A big congrats on you oldest coin yet - it's a day you'll remember !
 

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