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Old 10-05-2022, 12:51 AM
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Default I did it! 50 coppers for the year

I never thought Iíd be able to say that but today it happened. I went to property next to where I had my 8 copper day a few months ago just knowing there was more there. I worked an area I had only poked around in briefly and my very first signal was a 20-21. It was flipped on edge in the hole and I had a very tough time getting an ID and it turns out to be a really cool coin. It has been through the ringer and it has a bend in it. It had the letters AMERI on one side with a leaf pattern, but the letters were upside down and backwards, and some letters on the other. I had a tough time but I figured it out. After looking at it through a loupe I can make out the letters TER very faintly but that would mean it is a king William which makes sense because it only beeps a 21 out of the hole. The AMERI on the reverse is where someone tried to stamp the reverse of a draped bust large cent onto it. My guess is it was a William that was turned into a crop pickers token. Then who ever had it tried to make it look like a US large cent so they could use it as cash and not just a token. The gouges in it are probably where the farms initials used to be. I absolutely love altered coins especially colonial ones. I dug a few buttons and some garbage and then I got a solid 23 signal. I dug it out and there it was, number 50 for the year. It is in rough shape but there is a harp on the reverse so Iím thinking it is a KG3 Hibernia. When I started this hobby about 5 and a half years ago I never imagined the stuff I would find. I never thought 50 in a year was possible but I found 21 of them in three hunts. I found a few more buttons, one of which I think was made into a washer and two wheats, a 1930 and a 1913. Thanks for looking and I am still on cloud nine about this accomplishment. And who knows maybe 60 is possible with a few months left in 2022.
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Old 10-05-2022, 12:56 AM
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Old 10-05-2022, 05:36 AM
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Congrats on hitting 50! I've only been able to do that once or twice in my career. That was early in my career, I struggle to find any coppers at my old spots now. I've recently started doing more research on new colonial spots, and I have 4 coppers in my last 3 hunts, so they are absolutely still out there. Congrats again, and keep up the good work!

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Old 10-05-2022, 10:08 AM
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WOW! 50 coppers FTY. Awesome. I'm lucky if I find one a year. And we're just coming in to the best time of the year to hunt. Hope you add a few more. Good luck CT. Mark

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Old 10-05-2022, 11:03 AM
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Congrats, and quite a bit of altered history on number 50. Tom is absolute beside himself
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Old 10-05-2022, 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Tom_in_CA View post
East Coast lies. Repent !
It makes sense to find 50 coppers back east because Large cents were all they had for money.

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Old 10-05-2022, 06:22 PM
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I mean, I think we had sheep too? :-P
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Old 10-05-2022, 09:09 PM
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Way to go! Itís hard to believe thereís that many around. This will be my first full year of detecting. Iíve found 42 this year so far. Hope to get to 50.

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Old 10-06-2022, 10:21 PM
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Congratulations! 50!!! I got one this year.

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Old 10-07-2022, 07:34 AM
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Congrats on the big 5-0! You sir, are a detecting machine!!

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Old 10-07-2022, 10:37 AM
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Originally Posted by metaladdict View post
It makes sense to find 50 coppers back east because Large cents were all they had for money.
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I mean, I think we had sheep too? :-P
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Old 10-07-2022, 01:04 PM
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PFfft I've dug at least 50 from the 70s on one hunt! 1970s maybe, but still copper!

*Cries on his single largie*

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Old 10-07-2022, 04:06 PM
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PFfft I've dug at least 50 from the 70s on one hunt! 1970s maybe, but still copper!

*Cries on his single largie*
I know, seriously ... eh ? I mean, who needs boring pesky large cents when we can dig fifty 1970's Lincoln memorial cents IN A SINGLE DAY ! ? Huh ?? Huh ??
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