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  1. #1
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    Jan 2009
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    1916 MERC

    Sunday , 2 friends and I met up at a predominately Confederate CW site and hunted for about 4-5 hrs. I found a Gardner bullet ( appears to be 54 cal.) and one of my friends found a round ball and 2 percussion caps. We decided to call it a day. On the way home , I asked Robert if he wanted to try a spot where an old plantation house once stood where we had hunted last weekend but got rained out. He said "sure". So we pulled into the lot and began hunting the field. 5 minutes into the hunt , my second reading was a solid , sweet dual tone on the old Nautilus. It sounded like a coin for sure. I carefully scooped up a shovelfull of soil and there it was ....A mercury dime!...I looked at the date and saw 1916...OMG I'm thinking....please be a "D"....please be a "D". I yelled at Robert and walked over to him to get him to confirm the date. Sure enough a 1916. There was a little dirt over the area where the mintmark would be so I went to the truck and sucked up some of the melted ice from my drink into the straw and gave the dime a crude powerwashing. Alas, the mintmark is revealed.....NO MINTMARK...So , back out to the field I go....10 mins later , another silver dime. This one is an 1892 barber dime. Now I'm thinking dime trifecta. Another hour or so of hunting and a lot of can slaw and whatsits. I'm heading back to the truck and I find a brass buckle , then 5 mins later another coin signal. It turns out to be an IH penny (date thus far undetermined). OK , by this time , I'm tired and think i should go home and soak my aching muscles in alcohol from the inside..lol.

    Thanx for looking and HH y'all.
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  2. #2
    us
    Apr 2009
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    Re: 1916 MERC

    Nice

  3. #3
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    Apr 2007
    Missouri
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    Re: 1916 MERC

    That is a good year, all mercs are good.
    Have detector, Will Travel RJW

  4. #4

    Re: 1916 MERC

    No mint mark means that it's a "D"!
    Finder of Things!

  5. #5
    ca
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    Re: 1916 MERC

    Nice save
    Love to detect history

  6. #6
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    Aug 2009
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    Re: 1916 MERC

    Great finds congrats.

  7. #7
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    MUD(S.W.A.T)

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    Re: 1916 MERC

    Good Hunting !!

    Keep @ it and HH!!
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  8. #8
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    Ace250man

    Jul 2004
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    Re: 1916 MERC

    you will get that silver dime trifecta soon !!
    ALLEN

 

 

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