Soaked soil gives up foot deep LC

HighVDI

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Got out today for an afternoon hunt. Went to a spot I've dug a few large cents in the fall. We've had snow, rain, snow, thaw type of weather here the last few days. The ground I was hunting was super damp.

I was mainly there trying to dig up some iron to get it out of the way in hopes to reveal a few more signals. Went away from the iron for a while to concentrate on any whisper/deep targets. I got a faint blip from the F75. Did a series of passes over the target and every two of three swipes I'd get a very quiet and quick jumpy high tone. I was able to hone in on it with a 4 way pass and I was able to pinpoint so I dug. After cutting the plug and taking a couple shovels out I stuck the probe in the hole and there was a target dead center of it. Right away I figured that was a good sign it wasn't falsing iron! One more scoop and my 10" shovel blade was well under the soil. The probe sounded off good and strong on what was an 1853 braided hair large cent. I let it get a little crusty and went over it gently with a toothpick. My shovel gave it a tiny kiss but hey, it happens. Not the first or the last!

This was my deepest copper to date and will be very memorable......and also eye opening! Was also able to eek out a few more signals that ended up being two musketballs and what looks to be a bale seal which makes the second one from this site. I got a feeling there's some old silver at the very edge of detection on this site.

Thanks for taking time to look and HH.

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Edit: looking closer looks more like 1833. Beeped high like a braided hair but I can't tell for sure.....it's just a tad lacking on the details!
 
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Metal Headz

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Nice recovery! I found 3 last year within the pgh city limits but all in one area. I haven't been back to the spot with my bigger coil yet. I'd be more upset knicking a silver than a copper.
 
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Congratualtions! :occasion14:

Love the old coppers! :icon_thumleft:
 

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Even with the nick, a foot down recovery is impressive (to say nothing of a great coin). I kind of believe that the odds of tagging a find go up in relation to depth anyway. Good job [emoji106]🏻

I bet Professor of Engineering could prove that with some inverse equations 🤔
 

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Looks like a Coronet Liberty Head to me. Sweet find HighVDI just a chirp is all it took. Good ear :thumbsup:
 

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Awesome find congratulations
 

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I have neva eva got a LC!!!! Ugggh Congratulations on that deep coin and picking up that whisper. Great job HighVDI. Very proud of you.
 

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Nice Matron Head! That had to feel real good seeing the big roundness so deep. Great recovery and congrats!!
 
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Even with the nick, a foot down recovery is impressive (to say nothing of a great coin). I kind of believe that the odds of tagging a find go up in relation to depth anyway. Good job [emoji106]��

I bet Professor of Engineering could prove that with some inverse equations ��

It definitely stinks when it happens but it does from to time for me. I'm am aggressive digger, lol!

Looks like a Coronet Liberty Head to me. Sweet find HighVDI just a chirp is all it took. Good ear :thumbsup:

Thanks, Kevin! Honestly.....it was no doubt on the edge of detection and I think somewhat tilted in the ground. Only reason I even got it was the situation/mindset I was in that hunt. I guess sometimes it just works out. I do think you're right on the Coronet head too...

Nice recovery! I found 3 last year within the pgh city limits but all in one area. I haven't been back to the spot with my bigger coil yet. I'd be more upset knicking a silver than a copper.

Thanks! Yeah, these coppers are so wiped anyways it's all about the thrill of digging up the history for me! Good luck with the big coil. I found all 4 largies here with my tornado coil on.
 

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Your Tornado coil manufacturer would be glad to hear about your find..I bet!

Way to go!

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I have neva eva got a LC!!!! Ugggh Congratulations on that deep coin and picking up that whisper. Great job HighVDI. Very proud of you.

Thank you sir! The way you're tearing it up with the max I'm sure your pouch will be filling up with them soon enough.

Nice Matron Head! That had to feel real good seeing the big roundness so deep. Great recovery and congrats!!

Thanks Pa-dirt. You will laugh.....my first thought was if you're one of those tags I'm gonna throw my shovel over the hill! Haha.
 

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Well done man! I do love LCs! It’s crazy just looking at them to think,”That’s a damn PENNY?” This is where knowing your stuff comes in. When the conditions are good and you’re paying attention,it can be a great hunt. Very nice!
 

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