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  1. #1
    May 2012
    Garret ACE 250, Garret AT Pro
    26 times
    Metal Detecting

    Rare coin worth THOUSANDS!!!

    Okay fellas, believe it or not, I recently dug up an 1870 "CC" Seated Liberty Half Dollar. When i found it, i only knew it was a Seated Liberty Half as i didn't want to clean it in the field. Anyway, after doing the "happy dance" for a awhile I headed home to rinse it off and do some research. I knew the seated liberty halves could fetch a few hundred dollars in good shape, so i really was happy as a pig in poop with that. Then while doing some reading i came across the statement "of particular interest to collectors is the rare 1870 Carson City Seated Half.....". Now my hearts beating a tad faster, because after cleaning the mud off it IS an 1870...but what the hell is the Carson City mean?? So after some more googling I find that Carson City was a mint and coins minted there will have a small "CC" on the reverse. Holy !!!!...no friggin way...there it is, right under the eagle's talons..."CC". So now, with my heart really beating and a !!!! eatin' grin on my face, i'm back on Google searching for the value of this coin. OH MY GOD! Never in a million years did i think i could find a single coin worth what this one is. I mean previous to this, i was hoping to find a gold ring worth a couple hundred bucks. I know most of you are going to believe this coin is a fake, or I'm a liar..but rest assured i am not a liar and I've already had an authorized PCGS agent look at it and confirm that he thought it was genuine. Enough so that he offered me 5 grand! Besides, the coin has been sent off to Heritage Auctions so I'll have the proof and the check soon.
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  2. #2
    Apr 2009
    Minelab CTX3030
    155 times
    Relic Hunting
    Outstanding find! Never know what you could find.

  3. #3
    "The Detector Stand Man"

    Jun 2008
    Fisher F75 / Fisher F44
    398 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    54,617 1870 CC half dollars minted according to my 2012 Redbook. I would call that a Banner Coin all day long. You get my vote for Banner!

  4. #4

    May 2012
    Daphne al
    6 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Congrats on that find! Great shape too!

  5. #5
    d2 is offline
    Mar 2005
    Tesoro/Cibola Garrett ATPro
    822 times
    Relic Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Got my vote too. Great find...d2

  6. #6
    Tennessee Digger

    Sep 2011
    Tesoro and Troy Shadow Fisher Gold Bug Pro
    576 times
    I vote banner all the way! Great find. Tennessee digger

  7. #7
    May 2012
    Garret ACE 250, Garret AT Pro
    26 times
    Metal Detecting
    Hey guys, this was my first post. What does "banner" mean?

  8. #8
    May 2012
    Garret ACE 250, Garret AT Pro
    26 times
    Metal Detecting
    Thanks guys, your enthusiasm just stokes me even more.

  9. #9
    May 2012
    Garret ACE 250, Garret AT Pro
    26 times
    Metal Detecting
    Ahhh, okay....i figured out what "banner find" means. Thanks for your nominations. Who decides? Administrator?

  10. #10
    Jul 2010
    2 Garrett AT Pro
    161 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Congrats on your find of a life time , and you have my vote, Banner all the way....

  11. #11
    Feb 2012
    Minelab SE Pro 18" Excelerator Coil Minelab CTX 3030 06 Smart Coil 17 Smart Coil Garret Propointer
    221 times
    Relic Hunting
    Great coin! Banner

  12. #12

    Dec 2003
    Western Schuylkill County
    MINELAB EXPLORER SE PRO ....... Garrett Pro Pointer…… Sovereign XS-2 Pro ....... Deteknix Xpointer Diver.... Fisher F19
    24393 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
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    Welcome to TreasureNet !

    I see you just Joined today !
    Looks real to me

  13. #13
    Jan 2010
    Minelab E-Trac, Sun-ray X-5 coil and X-1 Probe
    260 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Its a great coin! But new member with a first post shouldnt be on top. Nice find.

  14. #14
    Charter Member

    May 2011
    Western Mass.
    Whites M-6 W/ DD6x10 SunRay DX-1 (A real sleeper)
    13067 times
    The one everybody else missed.
    I've seen coins and I've seen coins,, that is a COIN I've never seen!! COOL BANNER! God Bless Chris

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  15. #15
    Apr 2006
    AVATAR: MY Wife Saying.... "Your going Metal Detecting
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
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    When is going up for auction?

    GOTTA LOVE THIS HOBBY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and Happy Hunting from Des Plaines IL ( D P Bob )


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