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    1783 Louis XVI

    Hey everyone,
    Went back to a colonial site I've been working and was skunked the other day. After yesterday's rains things went better today. Dug a dandy button and a 1783 1 Sol, Louis 16th. They made these coins from 1777-1791. So this one must be a 1783 as the last number really looks like a 3.
    Thanks for looking!
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    Even though the rain may stop us when it's raining, the ground is so much nicer to us when it's damp. Nice find Drew
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    That's a cool find. Nice detail considering.
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    Congrats on the nice find. Add a 150 years and you are in my era of coins. Thx for posting WD
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    Great find Drew , congratulations .

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    Great coin Drew. I would very much like to find an ugly person on a coin.

    Can you get that extra crud off these coins or do you leave it as is? Just curious.
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    Thank you, guys!
    Badgers, I could get the gunk off but I'll just leave it as is. The coin cleaning part has never interested me.
    I live in a great spot for ugly men on coins!

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    The dude on that coin may be ugly but the coin itself is beautiful! Wow, what a find! I agree that it must be 1783. Amazing!

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    Beautiful copper! Congrats!
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    Thanks Drew. I never know if I would come across one in WI. Doubt it, but you never know.....
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    What a nice find Drew, persistence rewarded yet again!

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    That's a great copper Drew. Still looking for my 1st French coin.
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