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  1. #1
    us
    Mar 2009
    United States
    CTX 3030, TDI SL
    2,218
    1544 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, Minelab CTX3030
    514
    17 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
    Hardyville, KY
    garrett A.T. gold Other detectors: fisher F2/ Garrett ace 250
    1,565
    428 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- 131
    Copper- 46
    Zinc- 85
    wheaties- 1

    NICKELS- 8
    Buffalo- 1

    DIMES-21
    Silver Rosies-

    QUARTERS- 4
    Silver Quarters-

  4. #4
    us
    Jul 2010
    New Hampshire USA
    Fisher F70
    1,127
    58 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
    2 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
    al , ms , fl
    Minelab Safari , ctx 3030
    111
    2 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, Tesorso Vaquero, and compadre
    4,926
    1947 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
    579
    2 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
    8 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
    1 times

    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
    202
    19 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
    4,132
    605 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
    2 times
    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
    26 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
    Congratulations to the Winner!

    Jan 2010
    The Bungay Jar, Near Wildwood, and The Lost River. Heartily renounce any connection to US policy
    Whatever Beeps, Shrieks or Whistles. CTX, ATX, Deus, Explorer SE2, Etrac, Safari, T2, and several beepndigs.
    6,612
    581 times
    Working to end Western Dominator Society, Scourge of the Modern World
    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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