My Coins page

I've dug lots  of coins. Unfortunately most of them were of dates commonly found in one's pocket. I have managed to dig up a few decent coins.  Nothing spectacular mind you but interesting none the less. My thanks to Treasurenet for the cool background.

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The oldest coin I've found. An 1819 Large Cent. It was about 6" deep and registered as a quarter on my meter. It was dug at a Civil War site.                                                                       

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                  Five Indian Head Pennies. They were found at  various sites in Northern Virginia.                           

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       Here are some of the silver coins I've found. The 1842 Seated Dime was found on the beach in North                  Carolina. The rest were found at the sites I hunt here in Virginia.                                                                                         

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                            The front and back of a 1911 Liberty Nickel and a 1916 Buffalo Nickel.  

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This is a U.S. Grant Presidential coin I found at a Confederate field hospital. It was obviously discarded by some self respecting southern child. It appears to have come with some kind of candy 

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Although it didn't scan well, here's my only "key date" coin. A 1909 VDB Wheat Penny. Sure wish it were the S mint mark. That would have made this worth a couple hundred dollars. Oh well,...maybe next time.

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