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Old 08-23-2019, 01:28 PM
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Default I almost passed on this one

I have been hunting parkland in Milwaukee that once was a sledding hill. I have found a number of silver dimes, both Mercs and Rosie’s, a couple of buffaloes and a handful of Wheaties. The other day I came across a 1907 IHP and then a 1908 barber dime. The dime was in really bad shape, both crusty and bent. These finds told me that prior to this area being County park land it was probably farmland.

Today after finding another Merc (1942), I had a signal that I didn’t think was a coin. It was ringing 33-37 on my Nox 600. Usually these numbers don’t turn up a good find for me. I figured, what the heck, and dug anyway. Up turned a coin I have never found even though I have been at this for forty years. If you are from Wisconsin you know, this is a fairly rare find. I had to sit down for a while after this...

This is my entry for the old coin contest in Wisconsin. 1847 braided hair large cent.

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Old 08-23-2019, 01:31 PM
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EDIT: Now I see it. Nice!

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Old 08-23-2019, 02:10 PM
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Congrats on the 1847 large Cent which is in nice condition for one that's dug.

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Old 08-23-2019, 02:29 PM
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Nice! Congrats!
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Old 08-23-2019, 02:51 PM
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It is in nice shape, too. Congrats

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Old 08-23-2019, 04:14 PM
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Very nice find in great shape! Would love to dig one of those someday, probably not here in Montana though...
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Old 08-23-2019, 04:24 PM
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That is a good looking one! Congrats.
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Old 08-23-2019, 04:55 PM
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BEAUTIFUL! I wish I could find one of those!

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Old 08-23-2019, 04:59 PM
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Really nice. Not many of those out my way.

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Old 08-23-2019, 05:39 PM
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Holy COW! Way to go on that one.

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Old 08-23-2019, 06:11 PM
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When in doubt, dig it out, Gratz on the LC Gil

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Old 08-23-2019, 06:33 PM
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Awesome find! One of those is still on my bucket list.

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Old 08-23-2019, 07:13 PM
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Nice find, congratulations that's definitely an old in the midwest and a great score for Wisconsin

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Old 08-23-2019, 07:31 PM
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Wow that's an awesome large cent. Never found one myself but hoping to do so one day!

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Old 08-23-2019, 07:44 PM
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Nice way to save it!

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Old 08-23-2019, 07:50 PM
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Congratulations on the 1847 large Cent.

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Old 08-23-2019, 08:43 PM
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Great find and not on the East coast.
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Old 08-23-2019, 08:54 PM
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Sweet!!

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Old 08-23-2019, 09:48 PM
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Love largies.

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Old 08-23-2019, 09:58 PM
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Beautiful largie - congrats!

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