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Offline Borderruffian

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Best day I have ever had
« on: July 15, 2015, 09:34:35 PM »
Hello All,
   
     Though this isn't recent news I thought I would share anyway.Last January when it was bone chilling cold,I had a severe case of cabin fever and had to get out of the house.A friend and I went out to hit a field that had given up military relics consistantly over the years,and upon arrival found the shovel would only go a few inches in the soil.Rather than throw in the towel we decided to give it a go.Normally I dig everything but in this extreme case I cherry picked.So I only dug 3 targets,a musket ball,a 3 cent piece(my first) and last signal was a bouncy one but decided to go for it anyway.Pinpointing it was exceedingly difficult and as I widened the hole I decided to make a joke and remarked "I hope I don't scratch that gold coin!"As I reached down and caught  a glint of something on edge in the hole I thought it was some kind of foil candy wrapper.My heart pounded as I picked it up and felt the weight.It was a gold coin!I had never found one nor did I imagine I ever would.It is an 1851 quarter eagle in exceptional condition Philadelphia mint.

Offline Roger

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Re: Best day I have ever had
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2015, 06:02:57 AM »
Beautiful coin !!!  Great story, and I am glad you didn't scratch it also.  Thanks for the post !
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Re: Best day I have ever had
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2015, 10:51:11 AM »
Yes thank you for the post.  It's in excellence condition. Again thank you.

Offline Digger

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Re: Best day I have ever had
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2015, 03:55:53 PM »
WOW ans WOW again! Congrats on the great finds.

Offline Ks Coyote

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Re: Best day I have ever had
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2015, 03:58:32 PM »
Congrats on a awesome find. Well done.
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Offline eelecurb

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Re: Best day I have ever had
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2015, 06:15:06 PM »
Super!  There is hope even though we don't live in the East.

Offline Roy

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Re: Best day I have ever had
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2015, 11:24:32 PM »
Perfect! Good looking GOLD!

Offline Detector

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Re: Best day I have ever had
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2015, 05:51:31 AM »
That's some keepers.
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