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  1. #1
    us
    Jul 2009
    Northwest Ohio
    Minelab ExplorerII
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    2 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Seated Dollar

    Hello all,
    Found today a seated freakin' dollar. 1878 s mint. All I can say is never thought. I did hit it with the digger but you know what?.....It's still a seated. Thanks for looking and Happy Hunting!
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  3. #2
    us
    Apr 2010
    St. Pete, Fl
    CTX 3030 / Etrac / T2se Pistol Probe / Pro Pointer / VibraProbe 580
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    73 times
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    Awesome find, don't think I have seen one on here in a while if ever!
    Bunker
    Bunker

    "Lost Recovered...History Discovered"

  4. #3

    Apr 2008
    Baltimore/Cambridge, MD
    Teknetics T2, ACE 250
    384
    3 times
    Awesome find. Banner IMO. Its actually called a trade dollar. Tell us about how you found it.

  5. #4
    Bry
    Bry is offline

    Aug 2006
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunker View Post
    Awesome find, don't think I have seen one on here in a while if ever!
    Bunker
    Can u say Trade Dollar,,,nice find!

  6. #5
    us
    Mar 2012
    U.P. Michigan
    V3i, MXT PRO, Coinmaster
    235
    9 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Thats awesome, beats my 12 cents in clad I found this morning..lol

  7. #6
    us
    Jun 2010
    Northern California
    Minelab Explorer SE Pro
    483
    134 times
    Metal Detecting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    I've never heard of someone finding a seated or a trade dollar. Congratulations. Please tell us a little more. Did you find it in the turf, an old home site, or somewhere else?

  8. #7

    Feb 2012
    North Pole
    Sovereign GT and Excalibur II, Whites, Garrett, Fisher, Alert, MD,Cscope,Tesoro, Compas, XP, Long Rs
    5,771
    1822 times
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    Nice, Hamid H H

  9. #8
    us
    May 2009
    48
    3 times
    There are plenty of fakes of this particular coin floating around. Where did you find this one? Not saying yours is a fake, just wondering the circumstances. Great find!

  10. #9
    us
    Jul 2009
    Northwest Ohio
    Minelab ExplorerII
    52
    2 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    I found edge up at an old ball park. It was about 10 inches down-faint signal. Man finding this one has made my month. I can't tell how big the smile is I'm wearing. I thought at first it was a half but then I realized this thing has a woman sitting on it....Holy Sh**. Hey bartender drinks all around. Happy Hunting!

  11. #10

    Mar 2008
    upstate ny
    se pro
    1,100
    3 times
    dirty pennies
    Banner Finds (1)
    sweet trade dollar!
    don't think i've seen one posted on here since maybe '08.
    it made the banner, and this one should, too.
    dirty pennies...

  12. #11
    us
    Jul 2009
    Northwest Ohio
    Minelab ExplorerII
    52
    2 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Just did the weight test 27.2. I am positive this is the real deal.

  13. #12
    us
    Sep 2004
    Rhode Island
    Teknetics T2 SE, Garrett GTA 550, & Garrett Pro-Pointer
    719
    28 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Awesome find!!!
    Joe

  14. #13
    us
    Oct 2010
    Cincinnati, OH
    Tesoro Silver uMax & Garrett AT Pro
    791
    94 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    unreal find...i would be doing somersaults. a hearty congrats to you.

  15. #14
    ca
    Sep 2011
    Ottawa
    AT Pro, Tesoro Compadre
    70
    3 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    That's a nice find.

    Trade Dollars were made for export to China whose merchants preferred being paid in silver, preferably Mexican silver coins. The design of the eagle is actually modeled on the reverse of the Mexican silver dollar. Since most of these ended up in China, modern Chinese counterfeiters sell loads of fakes to collectors saying that they are real examples that have been in China all along.
    Therefore, if you ever want to sell it you'll probably need to get it authenticated first. Personally, I would never buy a Trade Dollar that hasn't been authenticated by a third party.
    Here a really interesting article about Chinese counterfeiting operations: Chinese Coin Counterfeting Ring Makes Fake Silver Coins - Fake US Coins & Fake Crowns

  16. #15

    Jun 2007
    MA NH seacoast
    what ever works
    803
    15 times
    Congrats on a great find.

  17. #16
    us
    Mar 2011
    NEPA
    garrett ACE350 (traded off!), minelab E-TRAC, AT-Pro
    572
    6 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    wow!!!! holy monster silver finds!!! this should be banner!!!

  18. #17

    Jan 2007
    349
    91 times
    Wow that must have made your heart skip some beats! Fantastic find! That is on my bucket list!

  19. #18
    us
    Apr 2011
    Ohio
    Garret Ace 250, Garret AT Pro, Garret Pro Pointer
    1,437
    185 times
    Relic Hunting
    Wow, congrats on a great find!!!

  20. #19
    pl
    Mar 2008
    Deep Silver Seeker 3000
    1,938
    5 times
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    Banner Finds (2)
    Holy Cr*p Batman! That is one fantastic find. Definitely on the top of my wish list. Big Congratulations your way.
    2012Counts:
    Barber 1/2= ;WLH 1/2= ;FRH= ; SeQ=; SLQ=1 SWQ=5; Barber Q= ; Seated D.= ; Barber Dime=4 ; Merc's=9; Roosies=6; War Nickels=1; Foreign Silver=1
    Silver=27 Gold=4

  21. #20

    Mar 2012
    312
    90 times
    Beautiful, got my banner vote. Congratulations!

 

 
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