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Large Cent
Posted by: jerseyjim
Date: August 10, 2017 05:56PM
Hi all,
I dug this coin yesterday in a NJ park. As you can see, it is very hard to see anything on it. I can feel the raised bust on the coin. When it is wet I think I can see stars. I checked the red book and I came up with a few possibilities. The have a 15 star large cent called the Matron
head and an 8 and 13 star large cent. There are a few others it can also be.It however seems to be a large cent. I only cleaned it with soap & water and a tooth brush. I am tempted to put a little olive oil or mineral spirits on it. The weight of the coin is 13.7 G. It is about 1i/8 in diameter. I am open to any ideas you folks might have.


Re: Large Cent
Posted by: jerseyjim
Date: August 10, 2017 06:11PM
I just wanted to mention that the park that the above coin was found also turned up a
cob and some other very old coins and a 1nice gold medallion. We have had club hunts in this park for a few years . Most of the members in our club have hunted this park many times.The point that I am trying to make, as you all know. This is one of the so called parks that were hunted out.Most of you girls and guys know that there is no such thing as a hunted out park. I also found ten other coins, all clad with in ten feet of this coin. Every time we go to this park we find something, For you new bees, don't listen to anyone that tells you an area is hunted out.


Re: Large Cent
Posted by: calabash digger
Date: August 10, 2017 10:09PM
congrats on the find.

Re: Large Cent
Posted by: bootyhoundpa
Date: August 11, 2017 04:24AM
Congrats on the largie... to often they come out of the ground toasted... you could soak in olive oil for a few weeks or tumble it...if you tumble it tumble it along with other large flat coins such as quarters and check it often as you are just trying to get some more detail to show... stop if you start seeing bare metal anywhere other that the raised details. .....

Re: Large Cent
Posted by: brianc577
Date: August 11, 2017 03:35PM
Olive oil has been awesome for me, but do not tumble it, very gently clean it every couple of months.

Re: Large Cent
Posted by: Blind Squirrel
Date: August 11, 2017 06:21PM
Congratulations on the LC JersyJim! I hope that the olive oil treatment brings out some of the detail. Best of luck and...

Happy Hunting!
Blind Squirrel

Re: Large Cent
Posted by: pplinker
Date: August 11, 2017 06:27PM
That is very nice. People on here are giving you good advice to be very careful with it. Hope if you soak in the olive oil, you can see a date, but even if you can't see the date you know you have a very old and rare find.

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Re: Large Cent
Posted by: jerseyjim
Date: August 12, 2017 09:41AM
Thank you all for your advise. I have it narrowed down to a few coins that have stars, Classic, Liberty and Matron Head.They are the same size.I will try the olive oil with Q Tip technique.

Jersey Jim

Nice find! I hope you post a picture when it is cleaned . . .
Posted by: Tony N (Michigan)
Date: August 12, 2017 04:02PM
And that the picture will be in focus. :clapping:

Re: Large Cent
Posted by: Scenario84
Date: August 12, 2017 07:50PM
Yeah I think your right! Looks a lot like the Matron head my son found. Congrats on the find!

Re: Large Cent
Posted by: Sataro
Date: August 14, 2017 11:10AM
Congrats on a very nice find!

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