Large Cent Find

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  1. sojourner

    sojourner Well-Known Member

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    I was able to get in a 90 minute hunt before work and hit a spot I've wanted to hunt for quite awhile. Today the chance came and I dug 41 coins worth $6.17. One of the pennies was a 1945 Wheatie, but the best find of the day was a Draped Bust Large Cent. The coin is in rough shape and I can only make out some of the outline and can't read the date. I've got it soaking in olive oil so when I get it to the point that it's somewhat readable I'll post a picture.
     
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    congrats on the large copper they are always cool to find even if they are in bad shape
     
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    Nicely done Ed. Been awhile since I've recovered a LC. Congratulations
     
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    CONGRATS on the Big Bust!:rolleyes:o_O:LOL::whistle::ROFLMAO:
     
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    If it doesn't clean up well, it'll be an even BIGGER bust;)
     
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    Gregory Well-Known Member Administrator-Site Founder

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    Nice dig bud, hope it cleans up and can't wait to see it
     
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    Wow I bet that was a surprise. I'll bet there is some more real old stuff there!
     
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    sojourner Well-Known Member

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    Digging a large cent these days is DEFINITELY a surprise. :)
     
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    Hopefully it'll clean up nice but I'm not betting on it. It's really rough and is much thinner than when it was minted which means it's REALLY bad.:(
     
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    That is an awesome find..surly a bucket lister.big congratulations
    Chuck
     
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    Congrats on the find.
     
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    Did someone mention a big bust !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::D
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    Outstanding, and congrats. I am yet to dig one of those beauties.
     
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