« Back to Finds Posted September 1st, 2013 by David

  • 1785rarebar.jpg
  • 1785rarebar2.jpg
  • 1785rarebar3.jpg
Item Found: Rare

Location: New York

Metal Detector Used: M-Series (NONE)


September 1st, 2013

White's Electronics

I have only been detecting a couple of months with my M6, but boy have I made an amazing recovery that almost got away!

I was detecting on an old home site when I found a coin with thirteen line son the reverse and I thought it was a cheap token of some type. I threw it in my junk box and didn’t think about it much. I decided to call and tell the story to Bob at Northeast Metal Detectors. He asked me to lightly clean the front and see if it showed markings of USA.

Guess what? It did! Bob told me I had just recovered a super rare 1785 USA bar cent. It was one of the first coins issued in our new country. The 13 lines on the reverse represented the 13 original colonies. The estimated value of the coin is $2000+!

David (NY)
« Back to Finds

More Stories

September 1st, 2014
I found two WWI british bayonets, a 1865 Seated Liberty dime and an 1888 Liberty V nickel! I love my V3i!
September 1st, 2014
I just purchased my new White's Mxt Pro and I loving it, I have been using a White's Eagle Spectrum since they came out and I think its top of…
September 1st, 2014
FOUND THIS 1901 INDIAN HEAD PENNY IN MY FRONT YARD IN THE VERY FIRST HOLE I DUG WITH MY NEW WHITE'S BEACH HUNTER 300 ON THE FIRST SOLID GREEN LIGHT.
September 1st, 2014
I've been in the metal detecting hobby since the 90’s and have always been a White’s customer, starting with the White’s XLT, then the DFX, then the MXT Pro. I…
1 matching finds