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    Feb 2010
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    What's your white whale?

    Call me Ismael.... What is the coin that you've been looking for but can't seem to find? Doesn't have to be rare or valuable or anything. Just the one that you want to find most that has eluded you. For me it's the '43-D Jefferson. For some reason I can't seem to find it. For others I'm sure the '70-D Kennedy will come up, maybe a Barber or seated coin. Maybe conditional rarities or errors. Any thoughts are appreciated.

    Thanks.
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    A 1652 Massachusetts Pine Tree shilling. I live too far south to likely find one.
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    Jan 2017
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    Walking/standing liberty, have found tons of seated, barber and so on. Even a Spanish cob from 1680 and a 1 duit from 1802. But the Walker is elusive for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeythecat View Post
    A 1652 Massachusetts Pine Tree shilling. I live too far south to likely find one.
    Smokey - I meant more around CRH'ing and was laughing about the virtual impossibility of finding a pine tree shilling CRH'ing. But then I've found 2 gold coins and have seen numerous other people find ancient greek and roman coins so I suppose it's actually possible. That'd be hard fathom.
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  5. #5
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    For me it's a commemorative half dollar.

    Found a 70-D, walkers, even a Barber half but never a comem.
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    Last appearance in pocket change:

    Wheat penny: 1956-D (7/24/19)
    Silver: 1949-D quarter (8/9/19)

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    CASPER

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    TREE COIN WOULD BE MINE ALSO - I live in Ma and personally know 10 guys that have found one or more or pieces of them
    Ive been in at least 6-7 fields that they have come from - I have found many coins that those guys have not from those fields
    Rosa Americana. cobs and other uncommon colonials - every year up here about 6 to 12 tree coins or pieces (clipped ones)
    are found in New england - so they can sometimes be more common than you think and those are only the ones that are
    posted - who knows how many are found that are not shown or spoken about - i know a few guys that have them
    that dont "show & tell" also
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    CASPER

    Jan 2012
    NEW ENGLAND
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    a couple of years ago I was in a 1600s farm field and got into a small area that was producing small silver now and then
    I had gotten some 1/2 dimes 1/2 reales and a canadian fish scale in the area - friend was on the other side of the field and
    put his hands up - surrendering cause he was not getting anything - i waved him over and told him to slow down in area i was in - he went to the outside of my tracks and
    5 mins. later he got a beat up 3 pence tree coin - i would have taken it - just to say i got one
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    As it pertains to CRH'ing, a '69 S DDO cent. Not likely to find one as I no longer search cents (my eyes can't deal with the strain).
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    For me it's the 70-D Kennedy. I have found lots of 1974-D DDOs, lots of Walkers, a handful of Barbers, and a handful of Commemoratives. But not that stinking 70-D!
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    Jun 2014
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    Still waiting to check off a solid roll of 90% halves and a dream box from the list...
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    ---90% - 92------90% - 10------90% - 0-----90% - 10-----> 112
    ---40% - 282-----40% - 62------40% - 4------40% - 40----> 388
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    Quote Originally Posted by Immy View Post
    For me it's a commemorative half dollar.

    Found a 70-D, walkers, even a Barber half but never a comem.
    Are you looking for a 90% commem or just any commem? When i started hunting I actually found a ‘92-S Olympic commem before I found my first 40%er.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Avago View Post
    Still waiting to check off a solid roll of 90% halves and a dream box from the list...
    I’m still looking for a solid 90% roll. I have found solid shotgun rolls ($20 rolls). Funny my 2nd best halves box was 55 silvers. My best box had 214. I’ve never had a box in the 100’s.
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    Dec 2006
    Twin Cities, MN
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    I've got a few that would fall under that category to me...most are rare, some aren't. I've found comems, a 1996-W dime, barbers and seated (from some denominations), and even a couple ancient Roman coins. In general, these are the ones from the Seated Liberty period forward that I have either never found or am close to finishing a set from circulation. The one odd coin in the list is the large cent as it would likely only be found searching a different denomination...likely mixed in with half dollars.

    CENTS:
    * A large cent...any will do

    * A flying eagle cent...any will do

    * The 12 remaining wheat cents I have yet to find in circulation (in order from highest to lowest mintage):
    1913-D, 1932, 1922-D, 1910-S, 1915-S, 1926-S, 1912-S, 1911-S, 1909-S, 1914-D, 1931-S, 1909-S VDB

    NICKELS:
    * A Shield nickel...any will do

    DIMES:
    * The 2 remaining silver Roosevelt dimes I have yet to find to complete the set from circulation: 1949-S, 1955

    QUARTERS:
    * A Seated Liberty Quarter...any will do
    * A Barber Quarter...any will do
    * A Standing Liberty Quarter...any will do

    HALF DOLLARS:
    * A Seated Liberty Half Dollar...any will do

    * The 2 remaining Franklin Half Dollars I have yet to find to complete the set from circulation: 1955, 1958


    There are many other coins on my wish/need list as well as many with a lot more value, but these would be the most desired purely to say I found an example of or that I found the complete set.
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  14. #14
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    Feb 2012
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    Mine is a SOLID roll of silver dimes (Rosies or mercs). I've pulled solid halves rolls last year, but still waiting on CWR AG dimes.
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    Oct 2011
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    A Dream or Monster Box, i.e. $80+ in 90% - whether in halves or silver dollars. Also a roll of silver dimes and a roll of silver quarters.
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