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Old 11-11-2017, 03:12 AM
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Default 2 Silver, 2 Foreign, Wheats,1943 Steel Penny??

Searched an older church this afternoon. Interesting finds!! A big 1973 Kenyan Coin and another one I don't have an ID on yet. Please help. A cute silver dolphin ring and silver airplane charm. Then... I dug 3 wheats in the same hole along with a badly rusted penny shaped thing. I think it's a 1943 steel penny. Cool. Thanks for looking!
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Old 11-11-2017, 06:26 AM
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Holy cow a 747 full of silver. Nice finds.

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Old 11-11-2017, 07:04 AM
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Man! You sure are getting into some interesting dirt there! Nice Finds!

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the other is a Japanese 100 Yen 1967-date

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Make you wonder why difference race of people was at that church,,, Kenyan,,, Japanese,,, the ring I'm guessing white,,,
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Cool finds! I really like the silver 727!

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Those are really nice finds. Big Congrats!

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Make you wonder why difference race of people was at that church,,, Kenyan,,, Japanese,,, the ring I'm guessing white,,,
It was an LDS church. We have a large missionary program all over the world. I'm sure someone brought the coins back from missionary service.

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Originally Posted by Beach Bum View post
the other is a Japanese 100 Yen 1967-date

Thanks for the ID. I also found out that the Kenyan Coin was only minted one year and had a mintage of 100,000.

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That's a great day of hunting!

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Fantastic hunt there, SW! Very cool mix of finds, especially with the foreign coins and potential steel cent!

Thereís little doubt you got yourself a steel cent...considering the dates of the other wheats in the hole with it and the matching size, thatís pretty darn good circumstantial evidence Seems the only way to find and positively ID a steel cent while MDing is to bring it out of the hole with other coins. I actually had the same find a couple months ago; 3 old wheats and 1 wheat sized rusty glob! Easy way to help confirm itís a steel cent - put a magnet to it. The steel cent was the only US coin minted for circulation that can be picked up with a magnet. Cool, unique find!

The 727 charm is some quick silver, too! Keep swinging that site - fun stuff there!

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Originally Posted by AirmetTango View post
Fantastic hunt there, SW! Very cool mix of finds, especially with the foreign coins and potential steel cent!

Thereís little doubt you got yourself a steel cent...considering the dates of the other wheats in the hole with it and the matching size, thatís pretty darn good circumstantial evidence Seems the only way to find and positively ID a steel cent while MDing is to bring it out of the hole with other coins. I actually had the same find a couple months ago; 3 old wheats and 1 wheat sized rusty glob! Easy way to help confirm itís a steel cent - put a magnet to it. The steel cent was the only US coin minted for circulation that can be picked up with a magnet. Cool, unique find!

The 727 charm is some quick silver, too! Keep swinging that site - fun stuff there!

Thanks! Btw that rusty penny sized glob sticks to a magnet.

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Cool finds, especially that silver 747. I like finding foreigns coins, and then guessing on how they got there.

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Congrats on the sterling pieces, especially that 747...the wheats, including the steel one...and the rest. Nice digging!

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Old 11-12-2017, 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Stiffwrists View post
Thanks! Btw that rusty penny sized glob sticks to a magnet.
Sweet! All together, that's pretty solid evidence - definitely a steel cent!

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