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  1. #1

    May 2008
    Missoula, mt
    Fisher CZ-5, Whites MXT
    1 times

    1909 s vdb *UPDATE*

    Here's a coin to make your heart jump out of your chest. Found this one at a local school, about 4" deep. The scan doesn't do it justice - it would be VF+ coin without the corrosion. Oddly, and I know this is hard to believe, but this is the second one I've found. Got one in PA when i was a teenager and immediately sold it to buy a new detector. Life is weird sometimes.


    Up for sale on Ebay Sunday 27th at 2pm pst.
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  2. #2

    Apr 2005
    5 times

    Re: 1909 s vdb

    Very nice find! I wish I was as lucky as you

  3. #3
    Best stay at home dad in the world

    Jul 2007
    Utah county, Utah
    Minelab x-terra 70, Fisher F75, eyes, brain
    9 times
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: 1909 s vdb

    Amazing find Chuck. Welcome to tnet, I hope to see more goodies in your future...Ryan

  4. #4
    Apr 2007
    West Michigan
    White's M6, Bullseye II, Ace250

    Re: 1909 s vdb

    That is a FIND! I have found 2 1909's this year, one is a vdb but no mint mark...there is a scar where the mint mark should be. The other is a plain 1909. Congrats on the Key wheat!

  5. #5
    Dec 2007
    Burien, Wa.
    Whites MXT ALL PRO, Grey Ghost Headphones, Garrett Pro-Pointer
    6 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: 1909 s vdb

    I would definately take that over a stick in the eye. Congrats.
    Thats gonna itch when it dries.

  6. #6
    May 2007
    Western Colorado
    86 times

    Re: 1909 s vdb

    Welcome to T-Net and keep the finds coming!
    hope all your goodies are worthy of posting.

    BTW... that coin would go MUCH more than VF without the corrosion.
    Truly a beautiful coin.
    Thanks for sharing.
    "Everybody dies"
    "But not everybody lives."

  7. #7

    May 2008
    Missoula, mt
    Fisher CZ-5, Whites MXT
    1 times

    Re: 1909 s vdb

    Thanks everyone. I'm glad i found this forum and I'm looking forward to more posts this summer!


  8. #8

    May 2008
    Montgomery, AL
    Bounty Hunter Pioneer 202

    Re: 1909 s vdb

    Hey I think I have one of those in a safe with a bunch of other coins. I think mine is just a 1909 VDB...so the S is the real keeper, yes?
    Christopher Hill

    "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell

  9. #9

    Mar 2005
    Minelab Explorer SE/Garrett GTI 2500/ Ace 250
    14 times

    Re: 1909 s vdb

    if youre gonna find a wheat, thats the one to find!! way to go!!
    GTI 2500/ACE 250

  10. #10
    My Find of a Lifetime!

    Oct 2006
    Philadelphia Area
    White's V3i Excalibur 1000, Teknetics T2 SE
    277 times
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (2)

    Re: 1909 s vdb

    Congrats on an amazing find. I am surprised you found one in PA. IN all of my years of detecting on the East coast, I dont think I found an "S" or "D" coin dated earlier than WWII.

  11. #11

    May 2005
    Sunny Central Florida
    Garret Ace 250 w/ 6.5x9, 9x12, & EXcelerator 10x14 DD coils
    1 times

    Re: 1909 s vdb

    Very nice find indeed!!! I think that I would make an absolute fool out of myself with the dance I would do if I ever dug a 1909 S VDB!!!! Great Digs!

  12. #12
    Apr 2006
    Bellevue, WA
    Minelab Explorer SE, Tesoro TigerShark
    5 times

    Re: 1909 s vdb

    That is sure a lucky find! Congratulations! Do not sell this one!
    Anyone can make life interesting you just have to go out there and do things instead of sitting on your butt doing nothing. Second quote: Life is about trying new things not just standing around.

  13. #13

    Apr 2008
    Baltimore/Cambridge, MD
    Teknetics T2, ACE 250
    9 times

    Re: 1909 s vdb

    Wow, what an awesome find. Funny, one guy finds 2 1916 "D" mercs and you find 2 1909S V.D.B's. I only want one!

  14. #14

    Mar 2008
    Chicago IL
    Minelab_Excal_II Minelab_Explorer_SE_Pro w/ SunRay pinpointer & Garrett_Ace250
    68 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: 1909 s vdb

    Wow, thats a once in a lif time find!!!! Congrats
    Come check out my MD'ing videos:

  15. #15

    May 2008
    Missoula, mt
    Fisher CZ-5, Whites MXT
    1 times

    Re: 1909 s vdb

    Yeah, it sure made my day. As for finding 2 of them, I guess you just never know what might pop up. I have yet to find a large cent in 28 years!



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