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  1. #1
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    My Find of a Lifetime!

    Oct 2006
    Philadelphia Area
    Excalibur 1000, Teknetics T2 SE
    5,060
    228 times
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (2)

    Todays find...1916 Mercury Dime

    I read a newspaper article about an old swimming spot not far from me, so I decided to give it a look during my lunch-hour. I changed out of my suit & tie and within minutes found the dime. I was not wearing my glasses, and I could make out the date, but I couldn't tell if it had a mintmark or not. The chances of finding any Denver mintmark on an early 20th century coin in this region are slim, but I was still hopeful. It is always nice to find any silver.
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  2. #2
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    Nov 2006
    Eastern NC
    121
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Todays find...1916 Mercury Dime

    Very nice!! My only Merc is a 1942 and has a hole in it but hey, it's mine.

  3. #3

    Apr 2006
    Easton, Pa.
    Whites XLT
    873
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: Todays find...1916 Mercury Dime

    Very nice looking dime Neil congrats
    KenPa

  4. #4
    us
    Apr 2006
    Michigan
    6,338
    2 times
    Banner Finds (2)
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: Todays find...1916 Mercury Dime

    Great find, hope there's more treasure there waiting for you.
    Did you get into the water too? Good luck on return!

    Smiles!
    BDoo
    "I'm a finder, not a loser!"

  5. #5

    Mar 2005
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
    Tejon
    94

    Re: Todays find...1916 Mercury Dime

    If your going to find a Merc, you might as well find the 1916



    Good work!
    Happy hunting!!!

  6. #6
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    My Find of a Lifetime!

    Oct 2006
    Philadelphia Area
    Excalibur 1000, Teknetics T2 SE
    5,060
    228 times
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (2)

    Re: Todays find...1916 Mercury Dime

    Quote Originally Posted by Boobydoo
    Did you get into the water too?

    Smiles!
    BDoo
    BoobyDoo:
    The water hole is dried up. There is a big wall where a dam once was. The hole seems to be a big sledding spot. I found a bunch of clad and memorial cents at the bottom of the slope.

  7. #7
    us
    Jan 2007
    Northern Illinois
    Whites XLT Tecnitiks Delta 400
    3,209
    9 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Todays find...1916 Mercury Dime

    A nice find Neil , Congrats

  8. #8
    us
    Mar 2006
    Massachusetts
    Mxt 6x10 coil Massachusetts
    3,930
    1 times

    Re: Todays find...1916 Mercury Dime

    still awesome mm or no mm........
    keenest hobby ever

  9. #9

    Oct 2006
    Zelienople
    White's XLT
    4,157
    141 times
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: Todays find...1916 Mercury Dime

    As Maxwell Smart used to say, "Missed it by that much!" Still, you had a brief moment of anticipation, I'll bet.
    A gentleman farmer named Floyd
    With some of his kin was annoyed
    The boys in their youth
    Did not know the truth
    And one of his tools was destroyed

  10. #10
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    Digaholic

    Sep 2006
    Lone Star State
    1,673
    3 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Todays find...1916 Mercury Dime

    Awesome dime Neil!! I love Mercs. I have three digs of my own and love them all!!
    My detector is a needle finder; The world is my haystack.
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    Think with a clear conscience or you will not be able to speak with one.
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  11. #11

    Re: Todays find...1916 Mercury Dime

    Congrats Neil.
    Love the Merc.
    -MM-
    *Oldest coin-1775 Spanish 1 real *Oldest U.S. silver-1833 Capped Bust Half Dime *Best coin - 1945 GOLD 2 1/2 peso *Best Civil War finds:*NC officers belt buckle *CSN Confederate Navy Officer button

  12. #12
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    Looking for that ONE find.

    Nov 2005
    South Central Kansas
    Etrac
    5,587
    73 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Todays find...1916 Mercury Dime

    Takem any way you can getem. Congrats
    Burdie

  13. #13

    Nov 2006
    Portland, OR
    Minelab Explorer SE
    2,078
    2 times

    Re: Todays find...1916 Mercury Dime

    So close, but yet so far....Regardless, Great find!

  14. #14

    Mar 2005
    Minelab Explorer SE/Garrett GTI 2500/ Ace 250
    6,873
    11 times

    Re: Todays find...1916 Mercury Dime

    Quote Originally Posted by Stormtrooper154
    So close, but yet so far....Regardless, Great find!
    thats what i was just thinking too! still a great find!
    GTI 2500/ACE 250

  15. #15

    Jun 2006
    Southeastern PA
    Minelab e-trac; Minelab Exp II; Troy Shadow X3; Garrett AT Pro.
    954
    58 times
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: Todays find...1916 Mercury Dime

    Nice find, Neil. Weren't you complaining about a lack of silver a little while ago, or was it old copper? Well, you got a good one there. When are you going to make another meeting?
    Bob

 

 
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