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    Jun 2008
    NJ
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    197 year old half dollar. Amazing condition. Gently rinsed and new pics

    I havent found anything exiting to post in awhile but today I found probably the best coin of my detecting career. Today after finding 4 wheat pennies in 4 hours In a pounded park, but with alot of history I put my detector away and was done for the day. I went back to chat with the guys before leaving and got a few jabs about leaving. I said ok I wil give it another 30 min, am I glad I did. After a few more wheats I headed near the tennis courts, the area is loaded with tennis ball can caps but stuck with it. At about min 28 I got a crappy signal and dug a 5 inch deep plug, stuck my pinpointer in and got an equally crappy signal then took about 3 more inches and got a good signal. I then took some dirt out with my hand and saw the edge of a big silver, I thought it was an 8 real because i saw a little if the bust lady, called my 2 buds over and told them it was an 8 real. Yes. My freind pulled it out and said its no 8 reale its american as he was looking at the eagle., I snatched it out of his hands and my heart sank I thought it was modern silver. Then i realized what it was, my first bust coin and a half to boot. The condition is amazing allthough it has an old scratch throught the sheild its still in amazing condition.
    I want to thank all of you for all the nice comments and for making the banner. I have looked at this coin for hours and am still on cloud 9. I took the advice of giving it a gentle rinse (NO BRUSH) and took a few pics, I can only dream of ever topping this find. It is a find of a lifetime. Again thank you all.
    Marty
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  2. #2

    Jan 2008
    iowa
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    Re: 197 year old half dollar. Amazing condition

    That is in amazing shape , great find

  3. #3
    us
    Oct 2008
    New Jersey
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    Re: 197 year old half dollar. Amazing condition

    Great find Marty!!!!!
    Finally in the 1700s

  4. #4
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    Jan 2009
    muskegon
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    Re: 197 year old half dollar. Amazing condition

    what a great find!!
    WTG Randy

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    Apr 2006
    DES PLAINES IL
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    Re: 197 year old half dollar. Amazing condition

    She is a beauty... Maybe $150.00 or more....

    Congrats on that beauty....

    GOTTA LOVE THIS HOBBY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and Happy Hunting from Des Plaines IL ( D P Bob )

  6. #6
    us
    Dec 2008
    Fern Creek Ky
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    Re: 197 year old half dollar. Amazing condition

    Ain't that one hell of a feeling. You almost caught me. That is one beautiful coin. Congratulations.

  7. #7
    us
    Oct 2007
    Pennsylvania
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    Re: 197 year old half dollar. Amazing condition

    WOW!!!! That coin is absolutely amazing!!! Congrats

  8. #8
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    us
    Jul 2006
    Pennsylvania
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    Re: 197 year old half dollar. Amazing condition

    Man O Man that is a very nice half! I would be a happy camper!

    Brian
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    Dec 2007
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    Re: 197 year old half dollar. Amazing condition

    Can you please very carefully clean the dirt off of the date? I believe you have a very valueable coin...but not sure yet... I believe you have a 1812 2 0ver 1 with Large 8...
    some people call me the creeper ,cuz they don't know my name or face - Alice Cooper

  10. #10
    us
    Apr 2008
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    Re: 197 year old half dollar. Amazing condition

    That is one sweet coin. I found one last year - (1832) - not in nearly the condition yours is in. Check out the edge lettering - mine had an error - it said " FIFTY CENTS ORLF A DOLLAR" (missing a space and the "HA" after "OR"). Seems that happend a lot on those coins. Bust coins and seated coins are my favorites - they are like little works of art.

    Great find - I will vote banner for that one.

    Surprman

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    us
    Aug 2007
    Topsham, Vermont
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    Re: 197 year old half dollar. Amazing condition

    Incredible coin !! The condition is amazing. You will be hard pressed to ever beat that one.


    VPR

  12. #12
    us
    Sep 2007
    N. San Diego County
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    Re: 197 year old half dollar. Amazing condition

    That is one sweet find. I'd be so happy to have found that

  13. #13
    us
    Apr 2007
    Southwestern, MN
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    Re: 197 year old half dollar. Amazing condition

    WOW NICE!!!!!!!

  14. #14
    us
    Oct 2008
    Laguna Hills California
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    Re: 197 year old half dollar. Amazing condition

    If Creeper is correct you have a $10,000 + Coin be very careful not to scratch it

  15. #15
    gb
    May 2008
    uk
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    Re: 197 year old half dollar. Amazing condition

    beautiful coin!
    Who needs Cartwheel Pennies anyway?

 

 
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