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Old 01-17-2017, 08:26 PM
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I was looking at old maps online in the fall, and found a home sure that no longer had a house. The map I found was from 1957 so I had no idea how old it was. The land now is farm fields and several different tree lines nearby. Also a stand of old growth pines that were in neat rows. On my first outing in the fall, I noted a couple of stone foundations. The first time swinging the At Pro, it was mostly iron and aluminum cans. So I moved into the pines where I found a very worn V nickel I could only make out 18xx. Then I found a victorian brooch with stones. Fast forward to today. I noted a break in a wire fence that had two posts that were taller, thinking it was an entry point. I swing a couple time and got deep iron, on my 3rd swing I hit a solid 80 @ 6in. I dug down in wet clay and pulled out this quarter sized coin, it was caked with mud but I could see part of a wreath, so I was thinking Large Cent? I checked the hole again and got a faint high tone and when I moved forward a few inches it became a solid 84 ajd it was the 43 Merc 4 inches away. Crazy!

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Old 01-17-2017, 08:35 PM
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I was looking at old maps online in the fall, and found a home sure that no longer had a house. The map I found was from 1957 so I had no idea how old it was. The land now is farm fields and several different tree lines nearby. Also a stand of old growth pines that were in neat rows. On my first outing in the fall, I noted a couple of stone foundations. The first time swinging the At Pro, it was mostly iron and aluminum cans. So I moved into the pines where I found a very worn V nickel I could only make out 18xx. Then I found a victorian brooch with stones. Fast forward to today. I noted a break in a wire fence that had two posts that were taller, thinking it was an entry point. I swing a couple time and got deep iron, on my 3rd swing I hit a solid 80 @ 6in. I dug down in wet clay and pulled out this quarter sized coin, it was caked with mud but I could see part of a wreath, so I was thinking Large Cent? I checked the hole again and got a faint high tone and when I moved forward a few inches it became a solid 84 ajd it was the 43 Merc 4 inches away. Crazy!


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Your 2 cent piece is in immaculate shape! Congrats on the fantastic coin!

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Wish I was in that kind of shape ! Nice !

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Wow... It came out of the ground in great shape.. Congrats.. Sweet find

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WOW, that 2 cent has great detail! Congrats!

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Awesome coin! Congrats!

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Those are great finds. Congratulations.

You didn't mention whether the land is public or whether you got permission to hunt it. Should I assume one of these or would you explain?

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Originally Posted by zach66604 View post
Your 2 cent piece is in immaculate shape! Congrats on the fantastic coin!
Thank you!

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Those are great finds. Congratulations.

You didn't mention whether the land is public or whether you got permission to hunt it. Should I assume one of these or would you explain?
The land is land owned by a power station. Employees and family members have permission to be on the land. My Father in-law has worked there for 34 years.
The land is used for hunting
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Awesome coin! Congrats!
Thanks!

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Congratz, those are both beauties! Bucket lister for sure!
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That has to be the best looking 2-cent that showed up here in a long time.

Had to be dropped early in life. Excellent shape!

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Some great finds , CONGRATS !!!
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Beautiful coin! Those two cent pieces sure come out pretty!
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Sweet 2 cent piece!
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Old 01-18-2017, 09:11 AM
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Congrats on the 2-center!
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Old 01-18-2017, 09:31 AM
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Your story sounds identical to mine. Research/house/no house/plowed field...yielded (2) 2 cent coins, Indians, and relics from old ground.

Nice coin!!! Better shape than mine.
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