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1818 Large Cent

August 31, 2019 03:42PM
I was in northern New Hampshire for about a week visiting family and getting together with my two sons who flew in from Denver and Detroit. My wife and I, together with our dog made the long drive up through Canada, and I took a couple detectors along with the hope of getting a lot of hunting in while we were there. Unfortunately, there was not much free time to hunt, and finally on tuesday my youngest son and I got out for an afternoon to see what we could find. We planned on hunting on a State Park beach, but when we arrived, found a "NO ANIMALS" sign prominently posted at the entrance. Since I had my dog with me, we turned around and headed down the road and I remembered a small Town Common just a few miles away. I was not sure we would be able to hunt there, as they had historical markers in the area, but I stopped and asked, and found that it was Ok and was told matter-of-factly that " it had already been hunted just last week". I didn't expect much, and since it was not out of the way or remote, that maybe even nothing would be found. But there were coins, lots of scrap metal, lots of zinc cents... and one, just one, crusty large cent. Together, my son Steve and I recovered about 70 modern coins and a small sterling ring. I was lucky enough to run my coil over the nice one.

Photos show the mud caked, can't hardly tell what it is, the blue background shows after soaking
and a toothpick cleaning. Later photo show how it turned dark brown over three days, and final
after conserving with Verdi-Care. Nice for a 200 year old coin. My oldest find. The two wheat cents that
were found in the same general area had more corrosion / verdigris than the large cent... pretty lucky.

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Sodbuster 538 August 31, 2019 03:42PM

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Remfire 323 September 01, 2019 02:39PM

Sure cleaned up nice. Great find. N/T

UtahRich 299 September 01, 2019 02:13PM

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OregonGregg 295 September 01, 2019 10:27AM

A nice report and a very nice find.

Monte 308 September 01, 2019 09:42AM

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