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Old 05-16-2018, 10:01 AM
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Went out Monday morning on my way to work. Got permission for a couple old properties in a small town. Found out that there was a ton of junk in the ground.....my detector wouldn't quit chirping the whole time. Managed to dig a silver Rosie and a 1941-D Merc as well as half a dozen wheats. The real prize was this beautiful Indianhead. It's funny how they come out of the ground looking better than the wheats and memorials.

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Old 05-16-2018, 10:59 AM
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Nice one!

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Old 05-16-2018, 12:43 PM
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That's a beautiful Indian

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Old 05-16-2018, 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by WyoTom View post
Nice one!
Thanks man! Made it all worth while. I'm starting to get where finding silver doesn't get me like it used to..... I'm more interested in the Indians and tokens. I shouldn't be picky though..... I'll take what I can get!.......... except for clad...... I hate clad

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Old 05-16-2018, 01:11 PM
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That's a beautiful Indian
Thanks SoOregon! They always come out with dirt caked on them but they almost always clean up really nice.

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Old 05-16-2018, 01:38 PM
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That's a very nice looking injun you got there TP, congrats
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That is a good looking Indian!

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Old 05-16-2018, 03:15 PM
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Nice one! The indians are usually in better shape than the early lincolns - maybe better metal? Although they are supposed to be the same alloy.

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Old 05-16-2018, 06:55 PM
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Aw man, thatís a beauty for sure! Hope to find one of those some day.

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Old 05-16-2018, 09:28 PM
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That thing is in fantastic shape, nice save.
Get it on here:

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Wow that's one clean Native American penny.
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I'd like to know the Ph of the soil you dug that from. Or is it extremely dry most of the time where you found it.
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I would have bet that one had never been in the dirt! Really nice looking indian!

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Old 05-16-2018, 11:42 PM
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That's an awesome Indian!! Between this one and the 1883 Indian you posted the other day, you darn near have me convinced I need to move to ND! Your soil is like velvet up there

Originally Posted by TundraPlugger View post
It's funny how they come out of the ground looking better than the wheats and memorials.
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Nice one! The indians are usually in better shape than the early lincolns - maybe better metal? Although they are supposed to be the same alloy.
You know, I've been wondering about the same thing - I've been noticing that my Indians just seem to have a fuller, greener patina than the older Wheats that I've dug, in general. In the pic below, all four coins were dug in the same farmer's field, and presumably were in the ground for a similar amount of time. The Wheats are only about 10-15 years newer than the Indians, yet the Indians have a far more prominent green patina despite the coins supposedly having the same composition. Sorry for the thread hijack - but someone smarter than me must have an explanation. Only thing I can think of is what DougF suggested - that although the percentage of copper is the same, the actual copper is used is of different grade?
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Originally Posted by BuscaPlata View post
That's a very nice looking injun you got there TP, congrats
Thanks Busca! I'm really liking that whole TP nickname..... I may go with that.

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Originally Posted by beephead View post
That is a good looking Indian!

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Originally Posted by DougF View post
Nice one! The indians are usually in better shape than the early lincolns - maybe better metal? Although they are supposed to be the same alloy.
Thanks Doug! They almost seem like they are a stronger strike.

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Thanks Sweeper! You've never dug an Indianhead!? I bet you've dug older cents.
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Aw man, thatís a beauty for sure! Hope to find one of those some day.

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Originally Posted by matmit View post
That thing is in fantastic shape, nice save.
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http://metaldetectingforum.com/showt...23#post2950623
Thanks matmit! I'm hoping to dig many more this season.

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Originally Posted by longbow62 View post
I'd like to know the Ph of the soil you dug that from. Or is it extremely dry most of the time where you found it.
The ground was a mixture of black dirt and clay. Stays pretty damp most of the time. Good ground for farming.

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