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    best find in 20 years

    I live near the old carson city trail in california. I been detecting 20years and found every pick axe and shovel and square nail ever lost durin the gold rush. Found maybe 15 coins of dubious quality and value. Well 2 weeks ago i went to an old spot and found this 1873cc quarter with arrows. its been PGSC genuine with rimdmg (minor in my opinion) xf-details. I would show you a photo but i dont know how to post photos on this forum
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    Elite Member Digger_O'Dell's Avatar
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    Wow, excellent find!
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    Isn't that worth some big bucks? Congrats and welcome to the group

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    Welcome to the forum and thanks for posting. That's an awesome find
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    California guy makes good ! Awesome CC ! That is one incredible find ! It's a real beauty .

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    Reading the post title----Best find in 20 years----I had to look and glad I did. Welcome to the forum and congrats on a great find.
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    What a stunner!!!
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    Welcome to the forum! Very nice CC quarter!

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    Welcome to the forum and that is one amazing find, congrats.
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    Wow. I just looked at the Red Book. Incredible. I know nothing about these coin grading services but I've seen some other posts where their coins came back as having "environmental damage". I think it's a good thing they did not grade yours that way? Regardless of value it's in great shape and I congratulate on an amazing key date find. We rarely find CC mint marks here in new England, and I have yet to unearth even one. Congrats!
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    Awesome find. Congratulations!
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    Congrats on the find. That is sweet.
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    Wow!!! Huge worth to that coin, fantastic find and a great testament to your diligence.

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    Welcome to another newbie to the site! What a find, congrats!

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