Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Beautiful Condition for an Old Dug Coin

**May 13, 2013**     I heard that a barber half turned up during a landscaping project at an acquaintance's house.  Following up on that lead, I got in contact with the homeowner and asked if I could detect his property.

He said sure, but he mentioned that he'd already let somebody hunt his property when he did a little landscaping project last year.

I used to let that bother me, but I didn't let it discourage me this time.

When I got there and started swinging, I could tell that the workers really turned up the soil.  They must've taken two or three inches off the topsoil - which revealed fresh ground.  There were literally surface finds including some buttons, glass bottles, and a quarry tag.

I got a pretty good signal about 4 1/2 - 5" deep, and came up with a toasted King George copper.  I was really glad to pull this piece of history out of the ground, but at the same time, I was wishing I could find one in good condition.

I took two more steps and got the exact same signal, but an inch deeper.  And there it was...

 This gorgeous 1801 draped bust large cent.  
(Picture taken after a light cleaning)

I couldn't believe the condition!  

It was definitely a fun day!


  1. She's a beauty !

  2. She sure is Dave! Thanks!

  3. Beautiful coin! And I'm able to leave this comment via Facebook for iPad app, BTW.