Site name is Mangled!

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We were back at the cornfield site at 6 AM this morning to beat the forecast 88 degree heat today. I got an 1880 IHP near where the others from yesterday were within the first 30 minutes. There was nothing the rest of the morning until the heat got up and we were ready to leave. As I was walking back to the truck, I crossed the area where the two cent piece had been. I got an iffy 75 signal on the Deus. Too high for a fatty or a nickel and too low for an IHP, I thought, but I better dig it anyway. Out came a caked, oval piece with a color and rim that looked like a coin, but it was too big for an IHP. When we got to the truck, my brother scraped a little of the dirt off and said, I think it IS an IHP. Someone shot it, it looks like. I didn't think so because a shot coin will have extruded edges on the hole on the exit side, and this one was pretty flat. Or else someone tried to make a washer out of it, he said, because it is split on one side. No, you can't make a split washer from a copper coin because it has no springback, I said.

I got it home and cleaned it off. it actually is an IHP and you can see the date of 1900. I does look like it was shot, but the extruded hole was hammered back down. If it WAS shot, the guy was a deadeye! The hole is almost dead center. I know one thing. The big hole sure affected the coin ID. Now we have a name for that cornfield site. It is MANGLED!

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Well done Mr Custer you sure are setting the world on fire up there :) Thanks for posting
 

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We were back at the cornfield site at 6 AM this morning to beat the forecast 88 degree heat today. I got an 1880 IHP near where the others from yesterday were within the first 30 minutes. There was nothing the rest of the morning until the heat got up and we were ready to leave. As I was walking back to the truck, I crossed the area where the two cent piece had been. I got an iffy 75 signal on the Deus. Too high for a fatty or a nickel and too low for an IHP, I thought, but I better dig it anyway. Out came a caked, oval piece with a color and rim that looked like a coin, but it was too big for an IHP. When we got to the truck, my brother scraped a little of the dirt off and said, I think it IS an IHP. Someone shot it, it looks like. I didn't think so because a shot coin will have extruded edges on the hole on the exit side, and this one was pretty flat. Or else someone tried to make a washer out of it, he said, because it is split on one side. No, you can't make a split washer from a copper coin because it has no springback, I said.

I got it home and cleaned it off. it actually is an IHP and you can see the date of 1900. I does look like it was shot, but the extruded hole was hammered back down. If it WAS shot, the guy was a deadeye! The hole is almost dead center. I know one thing. The big hole sure affected the coin ID. Now we have a name for that cornfield site. It is MANGLED!

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really cool to find IHPs, to find one shot through is quite special. thanks for posting
 

Yeah, well, I figured if they are going to call me Custer, it was time I produced some shot Indians!
LMAO! Good one. 😂
That shot coin is so cool. Neat find.
I need to try that. It’s worth a bullet.
Thanks for posting ,
MM
 

Very nice, that Indian that has been shot sure has some character to it now.
 

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