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  1. #16
    us
    Mar 2009
    United States
    Minelab E-trac
    1,428
    553 times
    It's off to Heritage, but did you get it in PCGS plastic first?

    BTW, awesome find!

  2. #17
    us
    Mar 2007
    Northwest Missouri
    ACE 250
    3,933
    42 times
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    I don't care how new he is that coin should be on top for everyone to see. Congrats, thats finding real buried treasure there

  3. #18
    us
    Feb 2012
    2,435
    704 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Dang man, that's all i gotta say

  4. #19
    us
    Jun 2007
    Southwest Michigan
    Made in U.S.A.
    2,826
    301 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Huge congrats on the find of a lifetime indeed

  5. #20
    us
    Relic Hunter & Raconteur Extraordinaire

    Mar 2011
    Shenandoah Valley
    Garrett AT Pro, XP DEUS, Teknetics T2SE, Fisher 1266X, Garrett Propointer
    1,808
    422 times
    Relic Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Nice banner find.
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  6. #21
    us
    Apr 2012
    Cape Cod
    Tesoro Vaquero, Bounty Hunter Quick Draw II
    55
    14 times
    Metal Detecting
    Sweet coin! Anymore to the story? Did you do alot of research to find the location? Had you been there before? Is it a favorite spot? How deep? Find anything else there? Etc.
    Even a broken clock is right two times a day.

  7. #22
    us
    May 2012
    Jamesville,NY
    Garret ACE 250, Garret AT Pro
    48
    26 times
    Metal Detecting
    ----------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------

    The coin was found in Upstate NY, on private land that was once a large farm dating back to the early 1800's. The home is long gone but through diligent research and numerous relics and coins I'm pretty sure I've located the yard where the house once stood. From this area i've dug an 1827 Large cent, 1868 2 cent piece, 5 indian head pennies, and a good dozen and half wheaties. Lately though, i hadn't been finding much of anything. So, feeling that i might have "cleaned" this area, i decided to move into the wooded areas surrounding the house. These woods would have been the farmers fields way back then. I knew the signals would be fewer and far between back there, but i also figured there would be a better chance at less garbage to dig. Well i was right, the signals were few and far between. For a good hour i heard not the slightest peep out of my detector, and then PING! PING! PING! I gotta admit, it was such a solid ring that i thought for sure it was something large like an aluminum can, but the ACE 250 insisted it was a half dollar. The Ace has lied to me about every other half dollar signal. So i really was expecting a can. To my amazement though, in a hole no deeper than 4 inches there she layed. Ya know, this is an incredible find but ya want here something even crazier about finding this coin? It is my first silver coin! Honest to god, i've never found even a rosie dime. On the other hand, i by no means call myself "lucky". I spend just as much time at the library as i do in the field...and i don't give up. Neither should you...happy hunting fellas. Oh and just for the record, i didn't find this today...it was a week ago. I signed up today and this is my first post because i HAD TO share this find with you guys. It would be down right selfish not to. This is the kind of find that keeps us ALL out there digging, not just me.

  8. #23
    us
    May 2012
    Jamesville,NY
    Garret ACE 250, Garret AT Pro
    48
    26 times
    Metal Detecting
    @testing123 No man, that's the reason i chose to send it to Heritage. They will take care of all that for me. ANACS would have been the cheapest route to get it authenticated but why bother when my intention was to sell it. I've had an authorized PCGS agent offer me 5 grand for it...that's all the authentication i need. If it's fake, Heritage will just refuse it. No money spent!

  9. #24
    us
    Apr 2012
    Cape Cod
    Tesoro Vaquero, Bounty Hunter Quick Draw II
    55
    14 times
    Metal Detecting
    Thanks for the back story. Glad to know a sub $300 detector earns its keep again!
    lucky d and SC_hunter like this.
    Even a broken clock is right two times a day.

  10. #25
    us
    May 2012
    Jamesville,NY
    Garret ACE 250, Garret AT Pro
    48
    26 times
    Metal Detecting
    @DPBOB: The agent at Heritage suggested That the upcoming Coin show in Philadelphia in August would be a good venue to sell it. he hasn't even got the coin yet though, i just mailed it today. So i really don't know how long they will take to possibly send it to NCS for preservation and then off to PCGS for grading. Unfortunately, from what i've read "dug" coins are raely actually given a grade. Instead they give a details grade only and an explanation why. Example: My coin will likely be something like "XF" details with "Environmental damage".

  11. #26
    us
    May 2012
    Jamesville,NY
    Garret ACE 250, Garret AT Pro
    48
    26 times
    Metal Detecting
    The ACE 250 has been good to me....but after finding this I immediately ordered the Garret AT Pro.

  12. #27
    us
    Mar 2012
    South Jersey
    Whites Eagle Spectrum,Whites Coinmaster 6000 DI Pro
    633
    159 times
    Metal Detecting
    great find..you get a banner nod from me too..congrats

  13. #28
    us
    May 2008
    Wisconsin
    GARRETT GTI 2500, Garrett Infinium
    2,945
    585 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Great coin and great start!

    Welcome aboard TNet. Banner and a $5 grand offer for your first silver - not bad.

    Bum Luck
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  14. #29
    us
    Aug 2009
    Sacramento Cailifonia
    V3i DFX MXT Excal II D2 6x10 950 4x6 & dx-1
    853
    257 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by ynpto804 View Post
    Its a great coin! But new member with a first post shouldnt be on top. Nice find.
    so would sitting on it a few months and putting in 100 post change that fact,I know this statement has come up before and will probably hear it again later in this post,I see a 1870 Seated Liberty half an excellent find,and being a CC..........a banner find

  15. #30

    Feb 2007
    Bradenton, Fl
    ACE 250, Minelab Excal II, ETrac
    7,512
    570 times
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    that is what it is all about! congrats
    Debby

 

 
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