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A Hunted Out Park Still Had One Goodie

 
 
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 Posted 10/29/2018  3:10 pm Show Profile   Check Paul Bulgerin's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add Paul Bulgerin to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
My wife went to the town in SW Wisconsin where her younger sister lives for a get-together with her and her older sister.

I drove down on Friday to pick her up and, while the ladies all went out for pedicures, I hit a local one square block park where the town's old water tower stands. I figured it had been heavily detected in the past, and found that to be true.

All I found were modern coins at two to three inches.

Then, while hunting the grass strip along one of the streets, I got a cent signal at two inches. I dug it up, fully expecting another Memorial or zinc cent, and was quite surprised to discover it was an 1879 Indian Head cent!

Somehow this beat up little beauty had gone undetected. From the wear I figure it must have been dropped after 1900, so it probably was lying there for at least a century.

It isn't much to look at, but it is my second oldest Indian Head cent and only the ninth one I've found in six years of detecting.

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 Posted 10/29/2018  3:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dbrablec to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
nice find...fun story!!
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 Posted 10/29/2018  5:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow that certainly is an oldie . Congrats on your find .
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 Posted 10/29/2018  6:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great find and congratulations!
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 Posted 10/29/2018  6:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nickelsearcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's beat up on the obverse ... and horribly corroded -

Exactly as one would suspect from a ground find ...

Congratulations indeed.
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 Posted 10/29/2018  8:12 pm  Show Profile   Check CalzoneManiac's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add CalzoneManiac to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The date appears to be 1879
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 Posted 10/29/2018  8:43 pm  Show Profile   Check silverwolf's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add silverwolf to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
looks like it spent most of it's life , in a pvc holder, and then tossed into the ground. nice find either way..
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 Posted 10/29/2018  8:59 pm  Show Profile   Check Paul Bulgerin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Paul Bulgerin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's not quite as horrible as the first photos show.


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 Posted 10/31/2018  3:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sarkany to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice scoff on the oldy. Too bad the soil was not kinder to that coin....or any coppers found! Good luck on the next outing sir!
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