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Congratulations strick, an amazing bucket list find for most folks! And in superb condition at that. I guess there might be something to be said for taking a break. :smile:

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Congrats , a gold coin from anywhere is bucket list find and one you will never forget . Looks to be in brilliant condition also . Also like the trigger guard and flask . A marvelous hunt .

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What a beauty, congratulations on an outstanding find Strick.

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Congrats on a truly outstanding find.

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Outstanding - anyone would be happy with this find!

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That’s awesome Strick!

Great story too!  No feeling like finding a gold coin while detecting, that’s for sure.

Bryan

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18 hours ago, strick said:

Merton says "CAREFUL DON'T RUB IT!"

Sweet!!  And great advice from your hunting partner.  Although the 1853 (plain) is relatively common, as the grade goes up the value grows exponentially.  Yours looks particularly 'spotless' although grading from photos is pretty much impossible when trying to split hairs between uncirculated grades.  Only 10 have been graded higher than MS-64 by PCGS:  http://www.pcgscoinfacts.com/Coin/Detail/7767

You might want to get it looked at by a local professional (coin dealer) and from there possibly get it professionally graded.  Regardless, one of the finds of a lifetime, and well deserved.

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