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The find that I wanted

CT Todd

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26 years ago after my first hunt. I bought a Red Book. I looked through it and saw coins that I didn’t know existed. Was amazed by them and wanted them all. I really liked the “odd” things like 1/2 cent, 1/2 dime, two cent but the coin I wanted most of all was the three cent silver. I have obsessed over this coin and in all these years I never found one. My friends know how badly I wanted this coin. Tonight my coin came to me in a corn field. 4-5 colonial buttons and a 3 cent silver.
Haven’t even looked for the date. Just doesn’t matter. Those of you in this great hobby understand my feelings today. Really very happy.
 

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Mark kus

Well-known member
Killer find Todd my father has found a few but he started detecting back in the mid 70's on my list!
Mark
 

HanoverDigger

Well-known member
26 years ago after my first hunt. I bought a Red Book. I looked through it and saw coins that I didn’t know existed. Was amazed by them and wanted them all. I really liked the “odd” things like 1/2 cent, 1/2 dime, two cent but the coin I wanted most of all was the three cent silver. I have obsessed over this coin and in all these years I never found one. My friends know how badly I wanted this coin. Tonight my coin came to me in a corn field. 4-5 colonial buttons and a 3 cent silver.
Haven’t even looked for the date. Just doesn’t matter. Those of you in this great hobby understand my feelings today. Really very happy.
Nice find! I found one over 20 years ago. Brother has one also. No more since then. Congrats!
 

Ronstar

Well-known member
Should note thats 1851 and not 1951 🙄😳, 1951 was square…….😂
If we were to find one around here it would probably alter Idaho history somewhat. We know CW vets followed the Oregon Trail in the 1860s across S Idaho and some splinted off when gold was discovered in N Idaho but one would have to be on the right spot at the right time to find one up my way!!!
Really nice coin.
 

miserman

Well-known member
That's a nice 3 cent piece. They started making them to pay for the new reduced postage rate of 3 cents for letters in 1851. They seemed to have circulated quite a lot. It's a hard coin to find because of their small size. Nice find!
 

RichW

Active member
26 years ago after my first hunt. I bought a Red Book. I looked through it and saw coins that I didn’t know existed. Was amazed by them and wanted them all. I really liked the “odd” things like 1/2 cent, 1/2 dime, two cent but the coin I wanted most of all was the three cent silver. I have obsessed over this coin and in all these years I never found one. My friends know how badly I wanted this coin. Tonight my coin came to me in a corn field. 4-5 colonial buttons and a 3 cent silver.
Haven’t even looked for the date. Just doesn’t matter. Those of you in this great hobby understand my feelings today. Really very happy.
Great find ! I think that coin is on everyone's list. What are the odds and to find one in that condition ... Congratulations !
 

JimmyCT

Well-known member
Congratulations!! Super find indeed! When I found my first two (1851 & 1852 in the same hole) Both of mine came out very dirty from the ground and I thought they were children’s play tokens / money. If someone hasn’t held one in their hands, you just do not realize how thin and tiny they are.
 

jim tn

Well-known member
Nice find and a bucket lister for many of us. I'm 50 years with the hobby next month and still seeking my 3 center....and time is running out. HH jim tn
 
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