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Old 10-01-2013, 10:26 AM
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Default Thought I found a large cent, But no! It's a 1866 1/4 DE Real

Hit an old yard today in my local town. Not much but clad until I hit the old axe head. Anyone know how to tell the age on it? But about 15 feet over in the front yard I got an 85. I was thinking silver dime. At about 6-7 inches out popped this large round coin. Wow! I just got my third large cent. Completely covered in dirt I really couldn't tell. After getting it home and cleaning it I saw a faint seated figure on it. Not a large cent. But what? After a good cleaning it turns out to be a Mexican 1866 1/4 De Real. Same size a a large cent. Minted only from 1860-1866 for the Mexican state of Chihuahua. So not a large cent but interesting coin to find.
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:34 AM
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those are some awsome finds! that coin is super cool! good find!
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That's pretty wild!

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WOW.... & I didn't think you guys ever find anything older then wheat pennies in Kansas... Congrats...

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