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Machin's Mills Metal Detector Find

 
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 Posted 09/14/2020  11:14 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Detectorist to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Fresh out of the ground from 4" depth last Saturday 9/12 on eastern Long Island, NY. Weighing in at 7.93 g and not even rinsed off with water. Unfortunately a thin planchet at top of obverse also resulted in weak strike at the date. But I post this for the clarity of Britannia's face and branch which quite often are either poorly stuck and\or worn smooth.

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 Posted 09/14/2020  11:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great example. How do you plan to conserve it?
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 Posted 09/14/2020  12:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinHunter27 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Beautiful! Always nice to see historic pieces like this unearthed.

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 Posted 09/14/2020  12:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow - very nice find!
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 Posted 09/14/2020  12:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Detectorist to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I won't make any effort to clean or conserve it, most likely will list on Ebay or sell locally. I am not a collector per se. I am a photographer and catalog my finds while creating artistic images of them.
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 Posted 09/14/2020  3:39 pm  Show Profile   Check westcoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add westcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Super coin Detectorist! Amazing to see something so old unearthed from the ground in such nice condition. What is your eBay name? I get you can't advertise your stuff for sale yet until you have 250 posts, but please email me at least. I'd like to keep an eye out for something like this one.
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 Posted 09/14/2020  4:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DoctorBurnzy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very Nice Detectorist!. I just got my Equinox 800 and have put in my presets after watching countless videos. I'm taking it out for my first real dig to the 2nd oldest farm in RI for a Pound the Ground event in early October. If I found a copper or rather a Machin's Mills that came out of the ground like that...my day would be made.
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 Posted 09/14/2020  4:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ironhorse to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Better than most of the typical coppers from the ground, with a little bit of history too!
Certainly a keeper
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 Posted 09/14/2020  5:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Detectorist to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Happy hunting with the Nox 800 it's a worthy machine. As a member of the George Washington Club by virtue of finding this Inaugural button last year, I will say that I have found several nice colonial coppers in good condition.
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I'm hoping to find my own GW Inaugural button with the 13 interlocking states.."Long Live The President". That's a very nice find though!
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 Posted 09/14/2020  6:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Detectorist to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
One of my big goals is to find a Fugio. This 1798 Draped Bust find I made demonstrates that good coppers are in the mix from even 6" deep. I am getting my 15" coil tomorrow and excited to go over my hunting grounds.
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 Posted 09/14/2020  8:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The Machins is a 1787 coin, obv 17 paired with rev 87B. Don't know the Vlack number.

The draped bust is a S-167
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 Posted 09/14/2020  9:02 pm  Show Profile   Check westcoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add westcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A Fugio would be an amazing find. That's real American history. I'm still on the hunt for an affordable one that I can pull the trigger on. Did just get Alan Kessler's Book "The Fugio Cents" last week. I really wish the 1976 prices were still good from the book, common examples in extra fine are under $300. I wish!
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 Posted 09/26/2020  5:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SensibleSal66 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice Find !!. I have at least one not Machin Mills but Imitation British Half Cent . I I found them in Connecticut but their too bad to photo ,except this FUGIO I found in 2003 . Please read : Enjoy
https://coins.nd.edu/ColCoin/ColCoi...achin.1.html
https://coins.nd.edu/ColCoin/ColCoi...edCount.html



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 Posted 09/26/2020  5:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SensibleSal66 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I bet the Reverse was facing down in the ground, no ?
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