Mar 26, 2012, 08:28 PM
Momma Said I Was Born To Dig.
OMG! Best coin find ever! My record oldest US dug coin! And it's silver!
Today, I only had a few hours before dark to detect so I went back to the spot that I found trime yesterday! I had been gold panning so I was completely soaked up to the waist and partially up my back from the creek water. I detected about 30 minutes and they got completely dark but I was all the way at the back of the field so I decided to stay for a few more minutes and I'm sure glad I did! I got a repeatable coin signal and obviously I could not see my screen so I had no idea what I was about to dig. I just assumed it was another dern can. Just like yesterday with the trime, I saw a black disc with my pinpointer light! I picked up the black disc of metal and in the pinpointer light discovered that it was some sort of capped bust coin! I could tell it that time that was in pristine condition but I did not know at that time they had been scraped on both sides. Unfortunately I scraped the back side of the the dime with my lesche hand shovel. I then made a beeline to my car with my ace 250 pro pointer, lesche digger and decided to clean it off on the site with my friends well water and I made a video. The light from the video revealed that it was an 1829 liberty capped bust dime. It has scratches on both sides like I said but it is in extra fine or better condition underneath the scratches. In 1829 they had 3 different types. They had small, medium, and large. Mine is the large version. I am so happy to have dug my oldest US coin and best dime ever! Not to mention that I dug my best coin to date yesterday, as well, being a 1858 trime! I also found a few junky relics. I am so happy!
Last edited by FoundInNC; Mar 28, 2012 at 10:53 PM.
Mar 26, 2012 08:28 PM
Mar 26, 2012, 08:33 PM
Nice find! She's definitely on my list!
Mar 26, 2012, 08:44 PM
congrats ........excellent find
Mar 26, 2012, 08:46 PM
It's dangerous to be right when those with a thimbleful of perceived authority are wrong.
YEEEEYUH!! Sweet diggins!
Mar 26, 2012, 08:53 PM
hey that coin is in good shape but the plow hit it but still very nice !
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Mar 26, 2012, 09:13 PM
Mar 26, 2012, 09:14 PM
Nice dime...keep hitting that area...may be more out there
Oldest find :1785 Spanish 1/2 Reale('11)
4-Lg Cents:1856,no date x 3
19-I.H.:1864,1865,1875,1887,1888,1891,1896 x 3,1898,1900 x 2,1902,1903,1904,1907 x 2,1909x2
5-Buffalo:1917-D,1924,1932,(no date x 2)
Quarters:Variety 1 No Date SLQ,1944
Half Dollar:1944 Walker
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Mar 26, 2012, 09:17 PM
Very nice find, congrats!!
Mar 26, 2012, 09:25 PM
Mar 26, 2012, 09:48 PM
what hath god wrought
Great oldie right there, I am still waiting for one....
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Mar 26, 2012, 09:52 PM
That is one beautiful coin, congrats!!!
Mar 26, 2012, 09:53 PM
that's a fantastic find. I'd be on the clouds with that one. congrats!
Mar 26, 2012, 09:57 PM
Coins of 2012
Mercury Dimes - 1 (1943)
Silver Roosevelt Dimes - 2 (1950) (1964)
Indian Head Cents - 1
Wheat Cents - 4
Silver Washington Quarters - 2 (1942) (1937)
Mar 26, 2012, 09:59 PM
save a tree fnd a beaver
Mar 26, 2012, 10:02 PM
Momma Said I Was Born To Dig.
.....and I still am! The three center yesterday boosted me into the clouds initially so i have been riding that out all day! Now I am just pinching myself waiting for the dream to end! Yall have to keep in mind I hunt with an ace250! I am not accustomed to finding this caliber of coins! The last thing i will say is this: The best reason i can give to explain why I love this hobby so is that i get to experience once in a lifetime events on a daily basis. I love it!
Originally Posted by jewelerguy
Mar 26, 2012, 10:04 PM
Terrific find ! I'm actually excited for you. Definately do some more hunting in that spot.
Mar 26, 2012, 10:09 PM
My Find of a Lifetime!
Still a nice find! And dig bigger plugs!
Mar 26, 2012, 10:30 PM
Treasure story "Construction Zone"
Grats on the great dime! It could have been a V from the plow I've found Indian pennies in that condition or with a bullet hole through them ...CARM
Mar 26, 2012, 10:39 PM
Excellent condition! I bet that farmer had a hole in his pocket for you to be finding all these coins!
Mar 27, 2012, 12:54 AM
congrats on the coin very nice..but id hate to see the chick that wore that big earring lol...
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