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Old 03-27-2020, 09:16 PM
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Default Nearly a Year Since My Last Large Cent...

Last Spring, I had learned one of my close friends passed away suddenly at 37 years old. I decided to go detecting the next day and found my first large cent (in beautiful condition).

Fast forward to today, I took the afternoon off and detected a historic permission-- a long-time funeral home in the city I grew up. The very same funeral home I carried my friend's casket down the front steps.

I could see those steps as I dug this, another incredible large cent, minted one year after the one I found last year.

An amazing story to say the least.









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Old 03-27-2020, 09:28 PM
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Wow congrats on the great largie and that seems a bit odd coincidence about how you found those two.

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Old 03-27-2020, 09:29 PM
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Good story!

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Old 03-27-2020, 11:10 PM
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Nice reveal in-situs. (But....for the record ... I didn't say that. ok ?)
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Old 03-27-2020, 11:17 PM
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Awesome find! Both of those large cents are in great shape.
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Old 03-27-2020, 11:21 PM
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Real nice Largie...almost 200 years old.

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Old 03-28-2020, 07:05 AM
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Very nice find. Still looking for my first. Sorry about your friend.
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Old 03-28-2020, 08:49 AM
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Very nice my friend! Congrats!!

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Old 03-28-2020, 09:31 AM
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Great look'n big pennies ! The Relic Gods ...
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Old 03-28-2020, 09:36 AM
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Awesome find, AoB! Sorry to hear about your friend, but that sure makes for an wonderful, interesting story to go along with both of those Large Cent finds. One of the things I love about this hobby are some of the unusual “coincidences” that often pop up along the way!

Here’s one of my favorite odd coincidences that happened to me:

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Old 03-28-2020, 09:50 AM
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Great story, and great finds, that latest Largie is sure a good looking coin!
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Old 03-28-2020, 10:24 AM
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Congrats!

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Sweet Matron! Nice coin!

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Old 03-28-2020, 01:32 PM
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My condolences on the loss of your friend .Great finds ,story and pictures . A find which will always have a special meaning .
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Old 03-28-2020, 04:39 PM
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Best condition l.c. I've seen 👍

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Old 03-29-2020, 04:32 PM
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Not bad condition, either! That'll fetch $40 easy.

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Old 03-29-2020, 05:31 PM
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Good detail still on that LC..congrats!

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Old 03-30-2020, 11:03 AM
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Very nice! We dont have a whole lotta those around here in Montana lol

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