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Old 07-11-2017, 03:18 PM
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Honest Abe was president when this was minted. I suppose its not inconceivable to think this may have been used to purchase a slave.
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Old 07-11-2017, 04:29 PM
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Cool find. The idea that it was used to purchase a slave, a low denomination northern coin minted towards the end of the war? Not very likely.
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Old 07-11-2017, 05:11 PM
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Very cool find, congrats!

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Old 07-11-2017, 05:49 PM
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Always wanted to find one of these

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I think its more inconceivable that coin came from the ground, ive never seen a cleaner one. Nice dig!

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Old 07-12-2017, 07:50 PM
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One of the cleanest two-cent pieces I have ever seen.
You must be hunting in some pretty clean/sandy soil

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Great find, congrats!

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Old 07-15-2017, 02:05 PM
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Very nice find! CONGRATS !!!!!
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Old 07-15-2017, 02:38 PM
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Nice find! I doubt the slave buying theory just due to the small denomination, slaves were an expensive luxury and went for big $$$.

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Originally Posted by cellrdwellr View post
I think its more inconceivable that coin came from the ground, ive never seen a cleaner one. Nice dig!
There's a reason - it's inconceivable *cough*

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Old 07-19-2017, 03:43 PM
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There's a reason - it's inconceivable *cough*
Honest question, but why is it inconceivable? It's not in that good of condition.

I dug an 1865 2 center that's in waaaaay better shape than that. 10 feet away I found an 1832 largie also is fantastic shape. Both in an old apple orchard area that still has 5 to 10 apple trees. The soil in that area is extremely rich and black, and much different than the soil that's only 50 feet away.

I have pics of mine, but what makes this one look like it wasn't dug?
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Old 07-19-2017, 03:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Dave_e View post
Honest question, but why is it inconceivable? It's not in that good of condition.

I dug an 1865 2 center that's in waaaaay better shape than that. 10 feet away I found an 1832 largie also is fantastic shape. Both in an old apple orchard area that still has 5 to 10 apple trees. The soil in that area is extremely rich and black, and much different than the soil that's only 50 feet away.

I have pics of mine, but what makes this one look like it wasn't dug?
The lack of corrosion at all. A coin can have fantastic detail (like yours) but it's gonna have a patina of sorts (like yours). I've never heard of or seen a coin copper coin like that that didn't have a patina. It impossible, that coin was not dug - any MD veteran would agree.

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Old 07-19-2017, 10:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Dave_e View post
Honest question, but why is it inconceivable? It's not in that good of condition.

I dug an 1865 2 center that's in waaaaay better shape than that. 10 feet away I found an 1832 largie also is fantastic shape. Both in an old apple orchard area that still has 5 to 10 apple trees. The soil in that area is extremely rich and black, and much different than the soil that's only 50 feet away.

I have pics of mine, but what makes this one look like it wasn't dug?
It's also worth noting tho that he doesn't say it as dug. He's a new member and could just be posting a coin store find

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Originally Posted by Donneybrook View post
It's also worth noting tho that he doesn't say it as dug. He's a new member and could just be posting a coin store find
I was going to point that out, glad you did.

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Originally Posted by Donneybrook View post
The lack of corrosion at all. A coin can have fantastic detail (like yours) but it's gonna have a patina of sorts (like yours). I've never heard of or seen a coin copper coin like that that didn't have a patina. It impossible, that coin was not dug - any MD veteran would agree.
Gotcha. Thanks for the info.

I was only thinking about the detail.
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Old 07-22-2017, 09:08 AM
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Could be dug and heavily cleaned. I think even if it was purchased it had been cleaned at some point because it looks like it was waxed and polished.
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Old 07-24-2017, 01:58 AM
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Cool find but more likely it bought a sandwich.

The average cost of a slave in 1860 was around $800 highly skilled slave such as a blacksmith could command $2000.

Here's a good article on the topic. https://www.measuringworth.com/slavery.php

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