That's cool ! There is the exact one ( 1723 ) on ebay now for $135.00
Just imagine the poor guy that lost that way back when, I am sure it was a big loss at the time.
Most old farmers I know will not go to the field with a wallet or any cash on them, good practice!
It's always fun to find these old coins. It was neat because my daughter was with me this time and she got pretty excited about finding such an old piece of history. It definitely motivated her to cover a lot of ground that day as we continued detecting!
it really did, almost seemed like too good of a signal....solid and clean and only a couple inches deep. I wonder how many times this happens with old coins that get plowed up and plowed under year after year.
It's odd isn't it? My first large cent was 11inches and rang solid and true. My second was 1/2inch deep, 25yrs older and again rang solid, but never sunk down in all those years( yard, not a field so no rise and fall from tillage).