Let’s see some
Know I have some, not sure about pics, will look and see.
One of my favorite coins to find.
I do! I’ll take some pics today. I actually found a first year IHP right before heart surgery last year, I don’t think I ever even cleaned it up.
These are IHC’s
Few of the better condition ones:
I’ll even toss in a toasted Flying Eagle. It was terrible when I dug it, but identifiable. I made it worse by trying to make it better. Wasn’t like it was anything I ruined, but I should have left it alone.
It’s correctly oriented, and you can see the eagles head and beak on the left, as well as the D in United (States) in the black crusty area about 11:00.
The back is worse than the front. You can see the O in One
I’d like to find a good one some day.
1873 Indian I found on some family property in West Virginia. I am in TN but can’t wait to visit again because I know there are some more old coins to be found. I imagine that property dates to late 1700s.
I’ve got a bunch of them. Unfortunately most are pretty crusty like these. My soil isn’t kind to them.
Looks like quite the Tribe!
Majority of them look pretty good to me!
That first IH has great details.
I love the variety of colors you see on these once they’ve spent a few years in the dirt. Everything from brown, to light green to dark green. Some of them are damn near blue.
I use never chrome polish on mine.
I’m not selling them, so I don’t care about cleaning them. My ground freezes a couple feet deep and scratches them anyways.
This is a picture of one of mine above fresh out of the ground.
That always kind of gets me. A coin that’s been in the ground (and likely tumbled around by a plow) for 200 or more years, and they handle it like it’s a jar of nitro.
Yeah, cracks me up when all these guys leave rude comments on YouTube vids bitching at me for rubbing coins that I just plucked out of the ground. They already have microscopic scratches all over them from being in the ground for over a century. They’d get an environmental damage grade anyway so I don’t bother sitting there spraying them with a squirt bottle for 10 minutes just to get a date. I just wipe off enough dirt to see the date, then toss them in my pocket. Most of the time I don’t even bother cleaning them.
I brush them off or rub them between my finger and thumb. I don’t use water on them … I found out the hard way that water destroys copper coins.