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  1. #1

    Sep 2004
    Western Mass.
    fisher 1265, fisher 1270, tesoro vaquero
    35 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...


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

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

  3. #3

    Mar 2008
    upstate ny
    se pro
    7 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...

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

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

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

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

  7. #7

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


  8. #8
    Mar 2009
    Rockwall, Texas
    DFX, Shadow X2, Fisher 1280, AT Pro
    18 times
    Great find.....Banner on the way.

  9. #9

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

  10. #10
    Mar 2009
    United States
    Minelab E-trac
    859 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.

  11. #11
    Mar 2012
    Calif by the Bay
    MXT- AT Pro- Ace 350
    15 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Awesome find! Congrats!

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

  13. #13
    Jun 2011
    White's XLT
    1602 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    that's one that very few diggers ever come across. congrats on an awesome find!

  14. #14
    Charter Member
    Oct 2008
    SE Virginia
    F75 SE (land); CZ-21 (saltwater)
    3900 times
    Colonial relic hunting and pit digging
    Banner Finds (5)
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    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.

  15. #15
    Oct 2005
    Cleveland, Ohio
    4 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Yea, that's an under rated find right there! BANNER


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