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One of my BEST DAYS in a long time as these are not dug everyday. :yikes: LONG POST
Posted by: MikeO
Date: October 16, 2012 06:53PM
I headed back again to the same place I have pulling allot of Indian Heads from lately that is infested with shotgun caps.
I happens to be the same place I got my oldest coin for this year in my signature.

Finds are getting harder to find as I have been hunting it for over a decade but, even yet I know there are more coins left.
They just happen to be on a sloping hillside and not quite the easiest swinging. But, I will say this is one of my favorite places to hunt as it is total solitude and no body around.
I have permission from the owner from a decade ago to come anytime which is a huge blessing. They have been so fantastic to me over the many years and I have become actual friends with them.

I started off today headed toward the barn where I did dig an old carved button that really has my interest up.
It has what appears to be a Regiment Number on it. It appears to be hand made from lead? As it is softer then most metals.
Here is a picture of it washed off.



Upon walking down the slop and curving past an 1800s out structure I started back up the slope and got a good signal but, lower.
I was pretty sure it was another shotgun cap but, I like to find those as well and add them to my collection but, low and behold I dig what I first thought to be an 1859 IH as I could not see a Shield.

Once I got into the sunlight I was quite surprised it looked to be a Flying Eagle Cent. I know it was not the most valuable coin I have found this year but, a very elusive coin to dig at-least for me. That in itself means more to me then value.
I snapped a photo of it dug then continued hunting after I called my hunting buddy on the phone and left a message. To say the least I was excited,
Here is the dig shot.


My next signal was much more in the typical coin area and I started filming my dig and in the middle of it my buddy called me back. :rofl:
Well, that turned out to be a old flattie.

He asked me to stop by and show him the FE Cent and I said I was getting tired and going to head back to my vehicle so, I would shortly.

My next target turned out to be another cap near the base of an old tree. I took a step and then in front of the tree I got a nice IH hit.
Turns out it was an Indian Head although I could not tell it true its condition just like the FE and decided to call it a day and go to my friends to show him the coin.
Here is the dig photo of the IH.


I was able to wash them with soap and water once at my friends and I was quite (as was he) surprised at both coins condition. Deep patinas in excellent shape.
Sadly I missed the great rarest Flying Eagle by one year but, still an exciting day for sure. I give thanks to Minelab for giving me the tool to find these coins.
Ever since I decided to sell my Whites in 2000 and swing an Explorer the finds have never been the same. :please:

Here is a photo of my serene day at one of my favorite spots of all time and the dig spot is where my FE came from today.


Here are my one of my favorite digs for this year once washed off in soap a 1857 Flying Eagle Cent


Here is the Indian after a washing alongside the Flying Eagle and my total digs for 2 hours today. Then where the FE Cent hit on the SmartScreen.
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Sorry this was so long but, digging up a nice Flying Eagle Cent made my day. :jump:
Happy Hunting and Thanks for checking out my post. :cheers:



Detecting since 1979
Findmall member since 2000
Became a dedicated Minelab user in 2000 with a XS

Favorite find ever a 1834 Half Dime (15 years ago)
Oldest coin ever found a 1734 Real (11 years ago)

One of my favotites from 2012 season an 1857 Flying Eagle Cent.
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?19,1795264,1795264#msg-1795264

Favorite coin from 2013 season an 1835 Capped Bust Dime.
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?19,1962866,1962866

Favorite coin of 2014 so far an 1849 Large Cent.
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?19,2034861,2034861#msg-2034861

Favorite Silver of 2014 an 1854 Seated Half Dime.
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?19,2106714

A hunt that will likely never be repeated. Silver Three Center and Seated.
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?19,2115392,2115392#msg-2115392

Oldest and largest for 2015 so far 1807 KG
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?19,2167872,2167872#msg-2167872



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 10/16/2012 07:02PM by MikeO.



Re: One of my BEST DAYS in a long time as these are not dug everyday. :yikes: LONG POST
Posted by: McDave
Date: October 16, 2012 07:10PM
Congrats Mike ! A memorable day for sure !! :clapping:



Northern Minnesota
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Re: One of my BEST DAYS in a long time as these are not dug everyday. :yikes: LONG POST
Posted by: Jeff in Pa
Date: October 16, 2012 07:46PM
Beautiful coins Mike!!



DEUS

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Re: One of my BEST DAYS in a long time as these are not dug everyday. :yikes: LONG POST
Posted by: dmckee17
Date: October 16, 2012 11:10PM
Now thats awesome again!! I had read the post when you dug up the realle months back and that was unbelievable in itself (for me at least), and now a Flying Eagle? WOW...what a special place you got there!!! keep going and posting!

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I forgot those even existed... A flying eagle cent is something I haven't even seen someone else find...
Posted by: Guvner
Date: October 16, 2012 11:50PM
Now I can add that to the list of coins I still can't find.. Right next to the darn half dime... :(

G..

Wow, that is in beautiful shape....
Posted by: Chris(SoCenWI)
Date: October 17, 2012 12:00AM
I've found one, and like most fat Indians it is pretty rusted.

Congrats.

Chris

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Re: One of my BEST DAYS in a long time as these are not dug everyday. :yikes: LONG POST
Posted by: park pirate
Date: October 17, 2012 05:45AM
Love that flying eagle cent and in great shape to.....:drool:......you the man Mike......:yo:

Re: One of my BEST DAYS in a long time as these are not dug everyday. :yikes: LONG POST
Posted by: TwoRivers
Date: October 17, 2012 05:07PM
A humdinger for sure......nice looking F-Eagle............:thumbup:

Re: One of my BEST DAYS in a long time as these are not dug everyday. :yikes: LONG POST
Posted by: jeffmrgan
Date: October 17, 2012 10:00PM
thats the best looking dug one i've seen.............congrats:clapping:

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Re: One of my BEST DAYS in a long time as these are not dug everyday. :yikes: LONG POST
Posted by: Digger
Date: October 18, 2012 12:13AM
Great recovery. The details on the Flying Eagle are amazing. One of the sharpest I've seen in a long time. Nicely done. HH Randy



You'll never know for sure......unless you dig it! HH "Digger"




After more than 46-years of detecting, and having owned dozens of different detectors, I've come to the conclusion that maintaining success in the field is largely dependent on three things..... choice of site, acquiring a proper skill set for the detector and the detector itself..... in that order. Research, practice and persistence. There are no substitutes.

Re: One of my BEST DAYS in a long time as these are not dug everyday. :yikes: LONG POST
Posted by: drkp88
Date: October 18, 2012 08:56AM
AWESOME Mike !! I've dug a number of FEs in my day but NEVER one in that condition! It must have been in the "perfect storm" of ground and element situations to survive like that. Also looks like it saw very little circulation before being lost. NICE !!
Bruce

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Re: One of my BEST DAYS in a long time as these are not dug everyday. :yikes: LONG POST
Posted by: Eddie in Poulsbo
Date: October 19, 2012 12:28PM
Nice injun and that flying eagle is a keeper for sure. HH.

Eddie

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