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Old 05-23-2020, 06:42 PM
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Default 1858 Flying Eagle

This morning Pat and I hit a tearout which had been hit by at least 4 other guys recently.
My second target was a fatty IH.
Four wheats later, it was time to go get my haircut.
After I got home and cleaned up the coins, I realized that the Fatty was actually an 1858 FE
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Old 05-23-2020, 07:31 PM
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Nice score on the FE. Still on my bucketlist.

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Old 05-23-2020, 07:38 PM
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Great score Congratulations sir!

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A big congrats on the FE! I'm still looking for one. It's going to real tough finding one where I live. It's tough enough to find late 1800's coins much less any mid 1800's coins. I only average 3-4 late 1800's coins a year. So far this year a 1882 IHP, and a 1896 V. I feel lucky to have gotten those. My oldest two coins are a 1851 Seated dime and a 1867 2 Cent both from the same site. It's just really tough to find old coins here.

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Old 05-23-2020, 08:37 PM
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Originally Posted by jwp1964 View post
Nice score on the FE. Still on my bucketlist.
Thanks
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Great score Congratulations sir!
Thank you Craig
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A big congrats on the FE! I'm still looking for one. It's going to real tough finding one where I live. It's tough enough to find late 1800's coins much less any mid 1800's coins. I only average 3-4 late 1800's coins a year. So far this year a 1882 IHP, and a 1896 V. I feel lucky to have gotten those. My oldest two coins are a 1851 Seated dime and a 1867 2 Cent both from the same site. It's just really tough to find old coins here.
That's what I thought when I started detecting, but it is amazing what is still in the ground!

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Big Congrats! You had a great day, especially finding a FE. I've been needing to rest my sore muscles some but you've got me fired up and wanting to do some detecting.

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Old 05-23-2020, 09:18 PM
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Originally Posted by beephead View post
Big Congrats! You had a great day, especially finding a FE. I've been needing to rest my sore muscles some but you've got me fired up and wanting to do some detecting.

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Great find and hope it cleans up a little better.

Closest find for me is a 1859 Fatty IH.
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Nice find Matt! Maybe I can find more tearouts for you guys while taking the vets home. Did you try out 60th yet?

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Wow! Awesome finds Mat

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good show !
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Old 05-24-2020, 09:27 PM
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Originally Posted by waltr View post
Great find and hope it cleans up a little better.

Closest find for me is a 1859 Fatty IH.
yeah, it's amazing to me when I find a fatty just how fat it is!
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Nice find Matt! Maybe I can find more tearouts for you guys while taking the vets home. Did you try out 60th yet?
Thanks Scott, not yet
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Wow! Awesome finds Mat
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Old 05-24-2020, 10:53 PM
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That's a nice find, Matt! If I may ask, what's the total number of flying eagle cents that you've uncovered?

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Congratulations on the amazing find, Matt!

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Old 05-24-2020, 11:53 PM
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Wow, awesome find! Congrats!

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Old 05-26-2020, 08:23 AM
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Some nice old finds for sure, congrats!

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Old 05-29-2020, 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Princess View post
That's a nice find, Matt! If I may ask, what's the total number of flying eagle cents that you've uncovered?
This is my second flying eagle Princess, both found right here in Southeastern Wisconsin
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Congratulations on the amazing find, Matt!
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Wow, awesome find! Congrats!
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Some nice old finds for sure, congrats!
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Yeah, I remember the other one you dug. This one is in rougher shape, but still a beautiful find! Keep working them tearouts! Them other guys don't know what they're missing.
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