Spring was good , finding my best coin this year 1805 -Draped Bust Half Dime
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    Spring was good , finding my best coin this year 1805 -Draped Bust Half Dime

    Finding this coin was a shocker ,A Colonial site near Genesseo N.Y. That my friend Tim? invited me to hunt turned out to be great when this coin popped out ,knowing it was silver I showed Tim the piece before I wiped the dirt off. You could see the edge so I was hoping it was not a spanish real. The area gave up a number of flowing haired large cents ,and Colonial coppers, so when another friend Jim B came over I gave it to him and I said just tell me it's a U.S. Coin, He said it says America on the reverse. We knew it was going to be good so when we cleaned it off in a small mud puddle you can see the beautiful lady on? the front with the date. I yelled yes, this was the best coin at least Silver that I have ever found...So I thanked Tim who took me to the site by taking him to the site i found? and he found the 2 best Pieces there as I discussed in the Todays find Post.... When I got home and looked it up in the coin book I was even more excited when I learned that there were only 15600 minted? ......I can just say that Relic Hunting and the Research to find these spots are what makes this hobby so much fun and to enjoy finding nice pieces to share with others.....John
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    Re: Spring was good , finding my best coin this year 1805 -Draped Bust Half Dime

    Excellent coin! Something I have never found. It took me 30 years to find my first bust coin.

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    Re: Spring was good , finding my best coin this year 1805 -Draped Bust Half Dime

    Living in Kansas I can only dream about that kind of coin. It sure is a beauty. WTG. Research sure is important.


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    Re: Spring was good , finding my best coin this year 1805 -Draped Bust Half Dime

    Amazing find -- Even at good grade it's over an $800.00 coin -- that pays of a detector pretty quick -- CONGRATS 8)

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    Re: Spring was good , finding my best coin this year 1805 -Draped Bust Half Dime

    Awesome coin! Not in perfect shape though....you should probably just throw it out. Or better yet, give it to me...I'll take good care of it!
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    Re: Spring was good , finding my best coin this year 1805 -Draped Bust Half Dime

    Great coin John! That must be a thrill of a lifetime to find a Daraped Bust silver! I found my oldest silver this year but it was "only" an 1833 Capped Bust half dime! I hunted in Genesseo back in the mid 80s. Our Company had a factory in Warsaw and I used to get there quite a bit. How long have you been hunting? Do you know any of the old timers from Warsaw who used to hunt?
    Keep your coil to the soil....

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    Oct 2005
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    Re: Spring was good , finding my best coin this year 1805 -Draped Bust Half Dime

    WOW! Great coin and congrats.

    BPhillips

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    Re: Spring was good , finding my best coin this year 1805 -Draped Bust Half Dime

    This is really impressive, given that the 1805 is one of the less common early dates.? It would have been much more likely that you would have found an 1800 or 1803.? There are only about ~150 of these 1805 coins known to exist.? This is also the first draped bust half dime I've seen come out of the ground, period.? If I were you, I'd document the location of the find and take a few pictures, and keep them along with the coin, as it adds to the historical interest & value of the coin.? Otherwise, once you sell the piece, its history is lost forever.? My best guess on its auction value is probably around $750 to $1,000, in spite of minor scratches and signs of ground recovery.? Congratulations on digging a really rare one!?

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    Re: Spring was good , finding my best coin this year 1805 -Draped Bust Half Dime

    A very sweet find. Thanks for posting.

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    Re: Spring was good , finding my best coin this year 1805 -Draped Bust Half Dime

    Those BUST coins have a very special beauty that is unmatched by any other type (in my opinion).
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    Re: Spring was good , finding my best coin this year 1805 -Draped Bust Half Dime

    Quote Originally Posted by Zeb
    Those BUST coins have a very special beauty that is unmatched by any other type (in my opinion).
    I Agree

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    Re: Spring was good , finding my best coin this year 1805 -Draped Bust Half Dime

    Nice,

    have only found 1 bust piece in my detecting career so far,

    hh

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    Re: Spring was good , finding my best coin this year 1805 -Draped Bust Half Dime

    Well the snow is melting here in Western NY . Hope to get out on monday to the old place and see what we can find.....Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.....Seeker :P 8)
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    Mar 2005
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    Re: Spring was good , finding my best coin this year 1805 -Draped Bust Half Dim

    Congrats on a rare coin find.It's great that the weather is mild there and you
    are still able to get out and hunt.? Here in Wisconsin you'd need a pick axe to
    do any digging. We've had a bit of a thaw the last couple of days and I'm hoping
    it's enough to get out for a winter hunt. Once again congrats on the Draped bust silver
    and best of luck to you and your freinds on future hunts. Merry Christmas!

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    Re: Spring was good , finding my best coin this year 1805 -Draped Bust Half Dime

    Wow, Seeker. I guess that answered my question about finding any old silver. Congratulations.

 

 
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