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Old 09-01-2017, 07:24 AM
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Congrats on a finding such a "rare bird" !
I found my first and only Flying Eagle Cent two years ago - what a thrill !

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Old 09-01-2017, 09:02 AM
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Welcome to the Flying Eagle club - such a fun find! That one is pretty nice condition, just don't even think of cleaning it! I left mine with the dry dirt on it and put it in a coin holder, you can see mine on my page under my Best Of's.


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Old 09-02-2017, 10:34 AM
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Looks good! Makes me want to find another myself in better condition

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Old 09-02-2017, 05:14 PM
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Very Jealous. Nice find

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Old 09-02-2017, 07:00 PM
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Thanks for the update. That coin looks amazing now! Well done!

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Old 09-13-2017, 10:24 AM
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Default beautiful coin! congrats!!

gorgeous detail!

avatar is 1988 Saint-Gaudens $5 gold coin in 14K gold ring found Aug 23, 2014
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Old 09-13-2017, 10:31 AM
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Amazing find and detail! Great "save" and congrats to you.

ACE 400, AT-MAX. IHP's (7). Wheats (37). V-Nickels (1). Barber dimes (3). Mercs (4). Rosies (2). Rings (10). Headstamps (150). Clad total: $143.42. Oldest coin: 1879 IHP.

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Old 09-13-2017, 11:37 AM
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Outstanding dig! WTG!

Out of curiousity, what does a Flying Eagle penny ID as? In other words, nickle-ish? More like an Indian Head penny? With most of my digging in the "young" state of Oklahoma, I can't say this is one that I have much chance of running across, but it's possible for me to be in the kind of dirt that might contain one, when I'm back home on vacation, detecting in western PA...

CONGRATS to you! It looks great, especially now that some of the dirt has flaked off...


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