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Old 06-30-2018, 04:02 PM
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Default 160-year old bucket lister!

This morning I went in to work for a few hours to get caught up without distractions (Saturday).
On the way home, I visited a school where they were replacing the parking lot.
Since it was about 95 degrees, I knew it would be a short hunt today.

First target was a clad dime, then an old button.
I worked my way around the other side and got a nice 58-60 repeatable near the flagpole.

Never did I suspect it would be an 1858 FLYING EAGLE!!

I honestly thought I would never find one of these, but here it is.

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Old 06-30-2018, 04:24 PM
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IMO one of the best looking coins ever minted. Congrats!

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Old 06-30-2018, 04:40 PM
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Originally Posted by DigginLikeADog View post
IMO one of the best looking coins ever minted. Congrats!
Thanks, I'm just happy I finally found one

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Great find and the detail pic to go with it...congrats!

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Way to go Matt, nice Job!

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Old 06-30-2018, 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by JAK View post
Great find and the detail pic to go with it...congrats!
Thanks, after I popped it out I did the happy dance

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Way to go Matt, nice Job!
Thanks Craig

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Man thatís just awesome! Congrats!

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Old 06-30-2018, 05:25 PM
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Originally Posted by GroundSweeper View post
Man thatís just awesome! Congrats!
Thanks!
All I found was a clad dime, quarter, two memorials and this
I guess they scraped off everything else...

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Grats!

Still on my bucket list.

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Fantastic find - congrats on a great hunt!

I'm still looking for one of those - a Flying Eagle cent is pretty high up on my bucket list.
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Old 06-30-2018, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Detector View post
Grats!

Still on my bucket list.
It was on mine since a couple years ago, when I learned what one was

Originally Posted by ScaredOfClowns View post
Fantastic find - congrats on a great hunt!

I'm still looking for one of those - a Flying Eagle cent is pretty high up on my bucket list.
Keep at it, you might just get one too

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Been at it 6 years. Found one !! Good job !

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Awesome find!
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Old 07-01-2018, 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Wom 27 View post
Been at it 6 years. Found one !! Good job !
Yes they are quite scarce and hard to find, but not as rare as I thought:

1856 2,000
1857 17,450,000
1858 24,600,000


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Awesome find!
Thanks!

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Ohh thats an oldie! Congrats!!! I think I have only found one, years ago.
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Congrats a great find! It sure paid off to get in the heat for a short hunt.

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Congrats on your first FE...excellent dig!

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Would love to find one of those one day. Congrats!

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Congrats on another bucket list find Matt. You are truly having a fantastic year of recoveries. Trapper

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Thatís awesome Matt! FE is a tough one to find! Congrats!


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