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  1. #1
    us
    Mar 2009
    New Hampshire
    Minelab E-trac
    1,370
    538 times

    Massachusetts Cent, Seated 10 AND 5, Shield 5, 2 V5, 2 Buffs, Sterling Pin!

    In my efforts to keep up with Herbie... Haha, just kidding.

    My goodness... you ever have one of those days where stuff just keeps coming up? I decided to give the recent field a rest and try my hopes for a silver roosie or Merc. Believe it or not I was looking forward to picking up a silver Roosie!

    The day started with a Buffalo nickel after only 5 minutes. Then, about 10 minutes after that, out comes a 1912 V Nickel. Cover the hole and retry... another nickel signal - out pops another V nickel, worn nearly smooth. "If I could just get a Jefferson I'll have a trifecta!" A little while later, out comes a shield nickel - 1870. Obverse is pretty much toast, but good enough for a date. "Huh, never imagined the Jefferson would be the tough one." Finally, after a little bit, I get a jefferson! Sometime later another Buffalo pops out, and also a 1922 Canadian Nickel at some point (it's all a blur).

    Sometime in the hunt I get a deep 12/43 reading - expecting roughly a wheat I dig probably 9 inches but instead it's silver! "Now that's a deep merc... no wait.. a barber... no wait... it's Seated!" It's an 1877-S and I think it could go F-VF.

    About 5 feet later I get another 12/43 reading. "Ok, this time it's really going to be a wheat..." Dig deep... probably another 9 inches or so but instead is a large copper. "What the heck is this?" Couldn't get any detail then so wrapped it up and moved on.

    Some time later a roughly lincoln cent tone rings - dig deeper again - 8 or so inches I'd guess and out comes a sterling pin for "Estevan". Any idea of its age?

    Finally, at some later point, I get a sort of scratchy 11-39 signal, usually a zincoln. Not sure how deep it was, but must've been 7 or more inches... Got a deja vu feeling as a small disc came up. "NO??" It's a seated half dime! Higher grade, maybe XF? 1853 with arrows. Did I just get a 5-cent quin-slam?

    Got in the car and took another look at the copper. Wet it slightly... and saw the outline of an eagle. No, no no... is this a Mass copper? Yes, yes it is. It's pretty rough but I'm a bit hesitant to drop it in hydrogen peroxide. Could I soak it in mineral oil first?

    I suppose this is better than digging a silver roosie eh? For the record, still haven't found a washington quarter this year.

    So, for a recap, today unearthed:
    1787 or 1788 Massachusetts Cent
    1877-S Seated Dime
    1853 with Arrows Seated Half Dime
    1870 Shield Nickel
    2 V Nickels
    2 Buffalo Nickels
    Sterling Silver Pin
    Couple of wheat cents too, didn't check them yet.
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  2. #2
    us
    Oct 2008
    New Jersey
    Whites DFX w/ Sunray pinpointer
    513
    1 times

    Re: Massachusetts Cent, Seated 10 AND 5, Shield 5, 2 V5, 2 Buffs, Sterling Pin!

    Great finds!!!!!
    Finally in the 1700s

  3. #3
    us
    Apr 2009
    Horse Cave, Ky
    Whites Matrix M6 Fisher F2
    1,453
    169 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: Massachusetts Cent, Seated 10 AND 5, Shield 5, 2 V5, 2 Buffs, Sterling Pin!

    Excellent finds! I would love to have a day like you had!! Can't wait to see another post!
    Finds as of August, 4th 2014

    PENNIES- 30
    (Copper- 14)
    (Zink- 16)

    NICKELS- 1
    Buffalo- 1

    DIMES-6
    Silver Rosies-

    QUARTERS-
    Silver Quarters-

  4. #4
    us
    Jul 2010
    New Hampshire USA
    Fisher F5
    1,121
    35 times
    Metal Detecting

    Re: Massachusetts Cent, Seated 10 AND 5, Shield 5, 2 V5, 2 Buffs, Sterling Pin!

    WOW! What a day. It'd go back and hit that spot hard.

  5. #5
    us
    ray.b

    Jun 2010
    Middle,Tennessee
    Detectors used: Garrett GTI 2500 and Garrett Ace 250,Garrett Treasure-Ace 200(retired) with Garrett PRO-POINTER
    1,019
    1 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Massachusetts Cent, Seated 10 AND 5, Shield 5, 2 V5, 2 Buffs, Sterling Pin!

    wow...very nice finds!!


  6. #6
    us
    Aug 2010
    Pa
    Minelab Safari
    110
    1 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Massachusetts Cent, Seated 10 AND 5, Shield 5, 2 V5, 2 Buffs, Sterling Pin!

    the metal detecting gods were good to you , great finds. I would love to have a day like that

  7. #7
    us
    Jan 2008
    NorthWest Ohio
    Minelab E-Trac, and X-70
    4,793
    1105 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: Massachusetts Cent, Seated 10 AND 5, Shield 5, 2 V5, 2 Buffs, Sterling Pin!

    what a killer day! amazing finds...simply amazing!

  8. #8
    us
    Mar 2009
    E-Trac and Sun-Ray Probe
    577
    1 times

    Re: Massachusetts Cent, Seated 10 AND 5, Shield 5, 2 V5, 2 Buffs, Sterling Pin!

    WOW congrats on a nice haul!

  9. #9
    us
    Mar 2009
    Connecticut
    Prizm III Teknetics T2
    2,030
    4 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)

    Re: Massachusetts Cent, Seated 10 AND 5, Shield 5, 2 V5, 2 Buffs, Sterling Pin!

    Now thats an awesome hunt!

  10. #10
    us
    Mar 2009
    834

    Re: Massachusetts Cent, Seated 10 AND 5, Shield 5, 2 V5, 2 Buffs, Sterling Pin!

    Great finds !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. #11
    us
    Mar 2011
    Beaufort NC
    Ace 250 and Omega 8000
    200
    17 times

    Re: Massachusetts Cent, Seated 10 AND 5, Shield 5, 2 V5, 2 Buffs, Sterling Pin!

    Dont get much better than that!!!

  12. #12

    Nov 2007
    Denver, Colorado
    Whites Silver Eagle, DFX, Shadow X-2
    3,904
    304 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: Massachusetts Cent, Seated 10 AND 5, Shield 5, 2 V5, 2 Buffs, Sterling Pin!

    Congrates on a great day of hunting! You are now receiving my first "Fat Daddy" award.
    You deserve it!
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  13. #13
    us
    Sep 2010
    Carrizozo, NM
    Tesoro Eldorado Umax * Bounty Hunter Tracker 1-D/505
    145
    Metal Detecting

    Re: Massachusetts Cent, Seated 10 AND 5, Shield 5, 2 V5, 2 Buffs, Sterling Pin!

    Congrats on one heck of a fine day.

  14. #14
    us
    Apr 2010
    NC
    Fisher F75 SE, Whites PI Pro, Ace 250, Pro Pointer
    1,021
    18 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Massachusetts Cent, Seated 10 AND 5, Shield 5, 2 V5, 2 Buffs, Sterling Pin!

    Sweet recoveries! Good deal
    "There comes a time in every rightly constructed boys life when he has a raging desire to go somewhere and dig for hidden treasure" Mark Twain"

  15. #15
    us
    Jan 2010
    New Hampshire
    Whatever Beeps
    6,392
    327 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (6)

    Re: Massachusetts Cent, Seated 10 AND 5, Shield 5, 2 V5, 2 Buffs, Sterling Pin!

    Now that's what I call Rock & Roll !
    I came home happy cause I found an IH ,
    You sure rounded all the bases on that hunt.
    Your Half Dime is Magnificent
    I think once you oil your copper, no other treatments are effective.
    but in it's current condition that may be all you should do
    I think the details are laying on top of the metal, I have a lot of coppers I wish I had not 'cleaned', best wishes on that great find !
    I think your Maple leaf pin is related to the Estevan SK branch of the 'Royal Canadian Legion' Try contacting them, they state they are happy to take phone calls:
    http://www.sasklegion.ca/about-us
    Note the small pins on the left lapels of Uniformed Veterans Here:
    http://www.sasklegion.ca/member-activities
    Congrats on being the first to recieve the 'Fat Daddy'
    Looking forward to hunting together again
    Desire is oft more pleasant than acquisition

 

 
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