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  1. #1

    Sep 2004
    Western Mass.
    fisher 1265, fisher 1270, tesoro vaquero
    279
    21 times
    Banner Finds (2)

    Cool coin and awesome first for me (not even on my wish list!)

    What a night. Went out at dusk to a favorite old park where I've had a lot of luck finding silver over the years. I think the oldest date I've ever seen come out of this area was around the 30's. Lots of Mercs and Washington quarters have come out of this ground.

    As it started to get darker I put my headlamp on and picked my way slow and patient around the edges, where, this time of year, most everything is easy to work through. In a month from now these edges will be fully overgrown and impossible to get to.

    Managed two Roosies and a 1942 quarter (plus assorted pennies and nickels) in about an hour, so I was really happy with that. On my way back to the parking lot I got a nice signal out in the middle, which sounded like a quarter. It was only about five inches in, I knew right away it was silver (the light from my lamp lit it up in the dark), but something was wrong, it seemed to be smaller than a quarter. And it looked to me like a Seated coin, but I thought no way, not out here. I didn't have my glasses with me, so I couldn't be sure. I thought maybe it was foreign.

    When I got home, I was blown away. A Seated 20-cent piece, 1875! In gorgeous shape! I kind of knew about this coin, but never thought I'd find one. And it's not something I remember anyone in my family, or on this forum, finding before. Little smaller and thinner than a quarter, with a smooth edge.

    Never assume I guess, everything was something else before it was what it is. I'll pay a lot closer attention to that park next time I go there. Thanks for looking...

    Steve



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    Last edited by cheffer; Apr 05, 2012 at 07:01 PM.
    seek and ye shall find sayeth the Lord

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  3. #2
    us
    Nov 2011
    Vermont
    E-trac/ACE 250
    120
    16 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Wow sweet find!

  4. #3

    Mar 2008
    upstate ny
    se pro
    1,100
    3 times
    dirty pennies
    Banner Finds (1)
    awesome 20 center!
    that is one that has been high on my wish list,
    and it's heartening to see one dug sort of nearby.
    i think there's maybe one dug and posted on TNet a year, maybe two.
    banner find.
    dirty pennies...

  5. #4
    us
    It's dangerous to be right when those with a thimbleful of perceived authority are wrong.

    Mar 2012
    Michigan
    White's MXT, DFX, GMT and Fisher F5
    811
    121 times
    Metal Detecting
    Man, that thing is PRISTINE!

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  6. #5
    us
    Mar 2008
    Middleburg, Pa.
    594
    317 times
    Guns, Coins, Arrowheads
    You know I love that coin ! Way to go !

  7. #6
    us
    Aug 2011
    6
    Way to go! Really great find!

  8. #7
    us
    TO BOLDLY GO!

    Mar 2012
    Owen County Kentucky
    Bounty Hunter TK4 Tracker IV Metal Detector
    135
    3 times
    Metal Detecting
    its in nice shape...thanks for sharing HH

    USS ACADIA AD42

  9. #8
    us
    Mar 2009
    Rockwall, Texas
    DFX
    12
    5 times
    Great find.....Banner on the way.

  10. #9

    Apr 2008
    Central Illinois
    Fisher CZ-3D
    475
    55 times
    Have to agree BANNER find. This one is on my to find list also.

  11. #10
    us
    Mar 2009
    New Hampshire
    Minelab E-trac
    1,219
    325 times
    awesome twenty center! I only recall seeing one other dug on the forums over the past couple years. Certainly a tough coin to find.

  12. #11
    us
    Mar 2012
    77
    10 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Awesome find! Congrats!

  13. #12
    us
    Feb 2012
    whites 5900
    27
    Metal Detecting
    banner for me too

  14. #13
    us
    Jun 2011
    Oklahoma
    White's XLT
    5,779
    995 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    that's one that very few diggers ever come across. congrats on an awesome find!

  15. #14
    Charter Member
    us
    Oct 2008
    SE Virginia
    F75, MXT, CZ-21
    2,120
    1959 times
    Colonial relic hunting and pit digging
    Banner Finds (2)
    Very impressive find! Those things are as hard as hen's teeth to find. They're so seldom seen that they're not even on the radar for me.

  16. #15
    us
    Oct 2005
    Cleveland, Ohio
    DFX
    1,116
    2 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Yea, that's an under rated find right there! BANNER

  17. #16
    us
    Its not what detector you own, its what you do with it!

    Apr 2011
    E-Trac, Safari, Cortes, Musketeer, Garrett Pro Pointer
    1,023
    257 times
    Metal Detecting
    Supposedly they circulated only in the west mainly, according to some coin book I read. Wouldn't that make them an even more rare find out east? Have to agree, that two-bits is a great find! CARM

  18. #17
    us
    CASPER

    Jan 2012
    NEW ENGLAND
    WHITE'S XLT, PI PRO, GARRETT 2500, FISHER CZ21s, JW FISHER 8X
    5,245
    2213 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (2)
    still have not found one yet and as a kid - it was on top of my wish list
    I remember every time I dug a seated quarter and saw the back - I was hoping it was a 20c
    got my vote for banner - you just dont see many of them
    "Casper" - coincidence -check it out - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casper_(name) -
    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

  19. #18
    us
    May 2011
    956
    18 times
    Awesome find!!

  20. #19
    us
    gold bill

    May 2009
    Maine
    whites v3
    115
    Awesome find...........I found one two years ago and I think that was the last posted here Not positive of that . Another member has found two I think it was C.W.Diamondog or something like that..Someone told me to change the heading of my post to reflect the twenty cent piece .These are much rarer that a gold coin so should be banner for sure You have my vote if I can figure out how...Congratulations.....Goldbill

  21. #20
    us
    Jason Sage

    Apr 2011
    Butte City, Montana
    ace 250/garret pinpointer
    377
    216 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Very nice! High detail...BANNER I say!!

 

 
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