πŸ₯‡ BANNER it wasnt on my bucket list because i didnt know it existed

rich f

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awesome day at the 300 acre farm field beautiful 1803 bust largy 1837 hardtimes token 41 merc what more could i ask for then on the way back to the truck which i lost track of how far away i was it happens all the time i get a nice loud singing in my ear ,i drop down dig it and i look at it the date is 1787 i was like what the hell is it looks like a token very old token so i send a couple pics to my buddy then my phone rings and i knew i had something awesome hope u guys enjoy it as much as i do.the coin wasnt on my bucket list because i didnt know it was out there.. 20161023_105657.jpg 20161023_124322.jpg 20161029_101359.jpg 20161029_110614.jpg 20161029_110623.jpg 20161029_101708.jpg On April 21, 1787, the Congress of the Confederation of the United States authorized a design for an official copper penny,[1] later referred to as the Fugio cent because of its image of the sun shining down on a sundial with the caption, "Fugio" (Latin: I flee/fly). This coin was reportedly designed by Benjamin Franklin; as a reminder to its holders, he put at its bottom the message, "Mind Your Business." The image and the words form a rebus meaning that "time flies, do your work." This design was also used on the "Continental dollar" (issued as coins of unknown real denomination, and in paper notes of different fractional denominations) in February 1776.[2]

Some historians believe that the word "business" was intended literally here, as Franklin was an influential and successful businessman. Given Franklin's history publishing aphorisms, it may have been intended to mean both monetary and social business.

The reverse side of both the 1776 coins and paper notes, and the 1787 coins, bore the third motto "We Are One" (in English) surrounded by thirteen chain links, representing the original thirteen colonial states.

Following the reform of the central government with the 1789 ratification of the 1787 Constitution, gold and silver coins transitioned to the motto "E pluribus unum" from the Great Seal of the United States.

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Ahab8

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Omg dude that's a killer Fugio!!!! You have to post up pics after you clean that baby. It looks to have great detail. Those are usually rough. That's on my list for sure. Killer!!!!!!!
 

Mr. Digger

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Congrats on the Fugio. That's a dream coin for sure.
 

Rogue Relic Hunter

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wonder what that fugio is worth? not that it matters, its the find that is really important. CONGRATS!!!!
 

trapperart

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Congrats on some great finds. I think that fugio cent is banner worthy. You have mine
 

Scrappy

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Outstanding find! That one IS on my existing list, and many others I'm sure. Anyway thanks for the write up and information about the FUGIO. It was a big deal then to have a coin produced ...I'd be willing to bet it was holed to be a necklace.

Congrats
 

Trezurehunter

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Great job on finding the Fugio Cent. Although that one isnt on my bucket list just because of where I live, I would still like to find one someday.
 

Terry Soloman

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Congratulations! :notworthy:
 

Carolina Tom

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The merc looks worn, but should clean up nice...

Congrats on a once in lifetime find sir, and best of luck to you in the field.
 
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chefjuan

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Not worthy...not worthy.....not worthy.....


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CMDiamonddawg

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300 acres of exciting searches ahead , :o great coins .... very fortunate indeed

You are living every early USA hunters dream !!


~~~~~ good day ~~~~~~


~~daWg~~
 

Rubka888

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Fugio and Pine tree shilling are right at the top of my list!. Nice score!
 

ScaredOfClowns

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That's AWESOME - you're living the dream! You have my vote for Banner. Congrats!
 

Chizzy

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Wow.........that was a dream hunt!!
Was that field a Revolutionary Colonial encampment site? Pound it!!
 

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