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    Two recent coppers - one sorta crusty and the other a stunning beauty

    Hi all,

    Here's some shots of my two most recent coppers dug over the past 10 days. The rest of my finds were basically a pile of plain flat buttons and some musket balls. The 1836 Matron has some partially decent green patina on her, but portions of the coin are pretty crummy. Dug the 1798 DB (Style 2 hair) just this past Wednesday. Only 2 inches deep in very rocky soil on a well-drained slope which is why she held up so well after 200+ years in the ground. A real stunner. Thanks for looking.

    John

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    That Draped Bust is a stunner! Congrats! 1700's US Coppers don't come up every day!
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    Wow!

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    Congrats, John! Very pretty! Matron in a field?

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    Nice finds, and that DB hardly looks like it has element exposure. Congrats!
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    That DB is super!
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    Wow. That Draped Bust is amazing. Congrats!!
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    That DB is mazing! WTG on the LC as well.
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    I love those 1700's DB's. It's been a while. I need to go find me one like that .
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    That 1798 Draped Bust is gorgeous! That would be a dream find for me! (ANY Draped Bust!) Spectacular!

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    Nice large cent one of my favorite things to dig
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donnie B View Post
    That Draped Bust is a stunner! Congrats! 1700's US Coppers don't come up every day!
    Thanks Donnie! Yeah, pretty stoked on that coin.

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidGC View Post
    Wow!
    Thanks David!

    Quote Originally Posted by OxShoeDrew View Post
    Congrats, John! Very pretty! Matron in a field?
    Thanks Drew! Yep, Matron came from a cart road along the edge of a field which was not well draining, so happy to get the coin in at least so-so condition.

    Quote Originally Posted by Digger_O'Dell View Post
    Nice finds, and that DB hardly looks like it has element exposure. Congrats!
    Thanks much! Yeah, just some minor corrosion as it held up quite well.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bucknut View Post
    That DB is super!
    Thanks Jared!

    Quote Originally Posted by Digger Don View Post
    Wow. That Draped Bust is amazing. Congrats!!
    Thanks man!

    Quote Originally Posted by The Rebel View Post
    That DB is mazing! WTG on the LC as well.
    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lodge Scent View Post
    I love those 1700's DB's. It's been a while. I need to go find me one like that .
    I'm sure there's one with your name on it out there somewhere Jeff!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Two-Cent View Post
    That 1798 Draped Bust is gorgeous! That would be a dream find for me! (ANY Draped Bust!) Spectacular!

    Thanks a lot Tony! Yeah, most DBs don't look like this.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cooper View Post
    Nice large cent one of my favorite things to dig
    Thanks man. The DBs are one of my favorite US designs.
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