Metal Detecting - 1889 Indian Head Cent

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  1. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Hello everyone,
    Yesterday I did another quick Metal Detecting hunt at St. Mary's Park. No Silver finds :yack:

    1889 - Indian Head Cent
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    Decent Bicentennial Quarter
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    My 2nd Susan B. Anthony ever
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    10 Wheat Cents - Oldest was 1930
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    Glass Marble
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    Everything
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    Pendant with piece of chain attached
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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

  4. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    Wow , Love those Indians !:jawdrop: What's your oldest Indian ? I have a couple 1859's I've found but I don't want take away from your good fortunes .
    Congrat's !! Keep it going .
     
  5. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    Great day out.
     
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  6. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    Nice finds. The marble is a "cat's eye."
     
  7. derkerlegand

    derkerlegand Well-Known Member

    When that IHC was lost it was in great condition!
     
  8. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Glass Marble? How does that happen? Did it just happen to be on a hole you were digging?
     
  9. Inspector43

    Inspector43 73 Year Collector Supporter

    Nice find. That 1889 looks like it may have been lost in 1889.
     
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  10. scottishmoney

    scottishmoney Unwell Unknown Unmembered Supporter

    Yeah, think of all the fools that missed that 1889 over the years. It takes a professional who knows what they are doing to find something like that. I have a metal detector, just too busy/lazy to do much with it.
     
  11. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Nice indian don't worry i still like the chiefs;).Looks like it was in BU condition and sat underground for 100+ years.
     
  12. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Nice detail on that IHC. I agree that it was likely lost before 1900 at the latest. Was pretty sharp when it hit the dirt so long ago!

    I dug a really nice 1889 once as well, as I recall. Nicely preserved 1868, 1882, 1888, and 1890 pieces, too. Most of the rest were crusty critters.

    This 1907 was likely the best-preserved one I've popped out of the dirt.

    Full writeup here.

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  13. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Yep. Probably. You'd be surprised how often that happens. I've dug old clay pipes, a Paleolithic projectile point, a different arrowhead, pottery, glass, and other nonmetallic stuff in the same hole with detector targets. In a target-rich environment, the soil can be like a fruitcake, with all kinds of stuff packed in!
     
  14. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    *rubs crystal ball, peers inside*

    I predict some Seated silver in @paddyman98 's future, at the rate he's going...

    Will probably be a dime, first. After a Seated dime or two, he'll get the first half dime, if he digs those pulltab-range targets. The quarter will take a while. The half much longer than that, if ever. (It's certainly possible in NYC, if he's hunting a site that's not been hit too heavily by detectorists.)
     
  15. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    That's cool, Sal. For whatever reason, I never found a copper-nickel "thick" (1859-64) Indian, nor a Flying Eagle. My local relic hunting buddies have found plenty. One time I was teaching a novice detectorist to use a machine (my machine) in one of my hotspot parks- a place I affectionately called "Indian Head Alley".

    I'll be danged if the fella didn't pop an 1863 Indian right there next to me, with my machine, in my hotspot! Good for him. Beginner's luck. Same guy dug a 1935 Walker half in his front yard not long afterward.
     
  16. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    That is correct ;)
     
  17. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    1876 - Detected at Coney Island in the sand!
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  18. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    That is AMAZINGLY nice for a beach find! WOW. Sucker was UNC when it hit the sand! I'm amazed the surfaces stayed so nice in that environment. Must've been well above the tide line, I'll guess.

    My oldest dug Indian is the 1868 I mentioned. So nicely preserved it almost didn't look like a dug coin. Crazy-shallow, too- like only half an inch down. It was next to the slave cabins at an old plantation site on St. Simons Island.

    Oh- wait- there's also a crusty-critter I dug that might have been an 1864 bronze. Hard to say for sure.
     
  19. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    This is my best 2 "dug" IHC . Don't remember when but remember the spot . 1882 IH-Obv-horz.jpg 1892 IH-Obv-horz.jpg
     
  20. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    It's no joke . I once found two KG2's only 3 inches down. 1753 and 1754 . Hard to tell but the dates are there .
     
  21. Inspector43

    Inspector43 73 Year Collector Supporter

    The people who lost those cents were very disappointed. It was a lot of money back then. I still haven't gotten over losing a WLH in my back yard when I was a youngster. I dropped it in the grass right next to our cistern. It must have slud in alongside somehow.
     
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