Thursday, August 1, 2013

Not All Old Coins Are Deep

Early on in the hobby, I assumed that all old coins must be deep down in the ground.  Finding this coin taught me that I was wrong. 

This 1844 large cent was found at an early 1800's homestead with my MXT in "coin & jewelry" mode. 

Literally an inch and a half under the surface. 

The same site also produced a 1955 Ben Franklin half dollar that was 3x as deep as this large cent.  Go figure...

Have you ever found an old item at a shallow depth?  Have you ever found a newer coin deeper than an older coin?  Share your story in the comments section.

Thanks for reading and keep on diggin'.

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