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  1. #1
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    My Find of a Lifetime!

    Oct 2006
    Philadelphia Area
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    My Find of a Lifetime: 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dime... XF Details!!!!

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    Back in March I dug my find of a lifetime; a beautiful 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dime. I put it in a safe spot, deciding whether or not I was going to have it slabbed. Part of the problem was not knowing how it would look after conservation. Well, I decided to submit it last month, and it is in fact the rare LM-3 variety. As suspected it came back Damaged, (as most "grounders" do) with XF Details. I wish the conservation had more of an impact on the coin's appearance, but overall I am happy that I now own a certified rare US Flowing Hair Dime!

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  2. #2

    Feb 2007
    Bradenton, Fl
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    Re: My Find of a Lifetime: 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dime... XF Details!!!!

    It is a beautiful coin Neil! Do you plan to keep it??
    Debby

  3. #3
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    My Find of a Lifetime!

    Oct 2006
    Philadelphia Area
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    Re: My Find of a Lifetime: 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dime... XF Details!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by cntrydncr1
    It is a beautiful coin Neil! Do you plan to keep it??
    If I can get a good price for it, I think I am going to sell it. I am afraid to put it on the auctions though. I need to look at my options.

  4. #4
    us
    Oct 2009
    ocean city maryland
    excalibur, cz20, v3
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    Re: My Find of a Lifetime: 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dime... XF Details!!!!

    great find, damaged ? looks great to me!

  5. #5
    On extended Holiday.

    Dec 2008
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    Re: My Find of a Lifetime: 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dime... XF Details!!!!

    Such an awesome find!

  6. #6
    ca
    Jan 2011
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    Re: My Find of a Lifetime: 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dime... XF Details!!!!

    Nice find for sure, why would any one damage a coin like that. It goes show you not to trust just any one, I would not let out of my site.

  7. #7
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    My Find of a Lifetime!

    Oct 2006
    Philadelphia Area
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    Re: My Find of a Lifetime: 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dime... XF Details!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian C.
    Nice find for sure, why would any one damage a coin like that. It goes show you not to trust just any one, I would not let out of my site.
    I think what you are saying is why would it be graded "damaged"? If you look closely, there is some minor pitting on the silver. 200 plus years of laying underground will do that.

    Quote Originally Posted by ocjeff
    great find, damaged ? looks great to me!
    Here is a larger photo of the coin before it was sent in for conservation. A lot of what you see in the photo is surface dirt which was removed by NCS. A lot of the discoloration is gone as well, but not all of it. There is also a scratch at the 10 O'clock position next to the rosette. The other marks that look like scratches are actually file marks. The dies were imperfect in 1795 and the excess metal was actually filed down!

    Even the slightest surface damage will cause it to be marked "Damaged". Whether it is the slight discoloration, the scratch or both I do not know, but I was expecting it to be marked that way. Of course I was hoping I would be pleasantly surprised!

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  8. #8
    us
    Nov 2008
    NorthEast, N.C
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    Re: My Find of a Lifetime: 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dime... XF Details!!!!

    very nice!!!!!!!!!!

  9. #9
    us
    Dec 2008
    South Korea
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    Re: My Find of a Lifetime: 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dime... XF Details!!!!

    I saw your coin when you first posted it. GREAT FIND!!! Lucky.....but luck only works so far.
    A person's got to turn on his detector, spend time in the field, work hard.....and you did all of that.
    Hope you get "lucky" again, and get some more early Americana.
    Can't find it if you're watching tv at home, your machine isn't on, and the head of your detector is pointed up!!

  10. #10
    us
    Tuberale

    May 2010
    Portland, Oregon
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    Re: My Find of a Lifetime: 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dime... XF Details!!!!

    Glad you got it slabbed, Neil. An excellent coin regardless of how long it was buried.

    Yes, I can see some pitting. Only 86,000 pieces minted for both 1794 and 1795 half dimes, compared to 36,000 for a chain 1793 cent, and 63,000 pieces for a 1793 wreath cent.

    Wish I could afford to bid on it: one nice piece of history!


  11. #11
    us
    Jan 2011
    Texas
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    Re: My Find of a Lifetime: 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dime... XF Details!!!!

    What a beautiful coin.

  12. #12
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    Dig 'em!

    Jul 2008
    Federal Way, WA
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    Re: My Find of a Lifetime: 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dime... XF Details!!!!

    Beautiful!

  13. #13
    us
    Oct 2011
    Keystone state
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    Re: My Find of a Lifetime: 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dime... XF Details!!!!

    nice coin im droooooling

  14. #14
    us
    My Find of a Lifetime!

    Oct 2006
    Philadelphia Area
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    Re: My Find of a Lifetime: 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dime... XF Details!!!!

    Thanks!

  15. #15
    us
    Nov 2011
    BOSTON
    Whites DFX, Garrett GMH, Toltec 100, Whites PI 3000, Fisher 75, Whites Silver Eagle 2, Whites Beachcomber, and several others from 1968 to Present
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    Hi Neil; Awesome Find. !!!!

    I think they lowered the Grade due to the damage but it's just a guess on my part ok. Way to go. PEACE:RONB

 

 
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