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  1. #1
    us
    Mar 2009
    New Hampshire
    Minelab E-trac
    1,216
    325 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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  3. #2
    us
    Oct 2008
    New Jersey
    Whites DFX w/ Sunray pinpointer
    513

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

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

  4. #3
    us
    Apr 2009
    Horse Cave, Ky
    Teknetics T2 System 11" DD coil
    1,436
    136 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 January 1st 2013

    total finds so far: $6.40

    quarters- 11
    pennies - 45
    wheat pennies- 15
    dimes- 13
    mercury dimes- 2
    nickels - 9
    new gold dollars- 2

  5. #4
    us
    Jul 2010
    New Hampshire USA
    Bounty Hunter Platinum
    1,118
    25 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.

  6. #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!!


  7. #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

  8. #7
    us
    Jan 2008
    NorthWest Ohio
    Minelab E-Trac, and X-70
    4,728
    765 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!

  9. #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!

  10. #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!

  11. #10
    us
    Mar 2009
    834

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

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

  12. #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!!!

  13. #12

    Nov 2007
    Denver, Colorado
    Whites Silver Eagle, DFX, Shadow X-2
    3,785
    219 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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  14. #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.

  15. #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"

  16. #15
    us
    Jan 2010
    New Hampshire
    Whatever Beeps
    6,347
    302 times
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    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
    www.pinetreeshillings.com

  17. #16
    us
    Nov 2008
    2,207
    8 times
    Banner Finds (1)

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

    now that was a great hunt! congrats. willy

  18. #17
    us
    underdogger

    Sep 2009
    Syracuse n.y
    Whites / Prism II/Prism IV/V3i /Surf master II
    755
    2 times

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

    Evrything but the nickels are on my want list holy cow. what a great day . acouple back to back days like that would be the year for me nice Rob
    WE DIDN'T GET DRESSED UP FOR NOTHING

  19. #18
    us
    Mar 2009
    New Hampshire
    Minelab E-trac
    1,216
    325 times

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

    Thanks everyone for the comments!

    Quote Originally Posted by CurbdiggerCarl57
    Congrates on a great day of hunting! You are now receiving my first "Fat Daddy" award.
    You deserve it!
    It is truly an honor to receive the first "Fat Daddy" Award! I will print this image out and frame it on my wall!
    Thank you!!

    Quote Originally Posted by steelheadwill
    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.
    I think your Maple leaf pin is related to the Estevan SK branch of the 'Royal Canadian Legion' Try contacting them, Congrats on being the first to recieve the 'Fat Daddy'
    Looking forward to hunting together again
    Thanks for the comments Herbie! I've certainly admired many of your finds!

    Thanks for the tip on the Royal Canadian Legion... was wondering if it could be Canadian because of the Maple Leaf... I'll let you know what they say.

    I think in this case, the oil soak is the way to go. Not sure when another Mass copper will come my way and I don't want to mess this up!

    I still think I'll be visiting the southern part of the state in the next couple of weeks if you'll be around. I look forward to meeting up again!

  20. #19

    May 2005
    Maine
    Minelab Etrac Fisher F75 SE
    3,376
    8 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)

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

    Now that is a days haul. That Ole Herbie is a tough customer, hard telling what kind of treasure he will be posting next. Hope you can get back to that place soon. Looks like a goldmine.

  21. #20
    us
    Mar 2008
    MAINE
    Tesorso's
    1,897
    218 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (4)

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

    Another great day for you testing Great variety of coins ! And that maple leaf pin is a beautiful find ! Congrads on the Mass cent and the seated silvers as well . That half dime is in excellent shape Gotta love this hobby ahh ! MaineRelic
    MaineRelic.

 

 
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