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    Found 1810 Bust Half.... My Dream Coin

    I recently received permission to hunt a 1800's mill site that has been owned by only 2 families since it was built. Due to the fact that the overgrowth was booming due to all our rain in the last mont and finding ticks on me. I decided to hunt the creek. After getting instruction and encouragement from HomeGuardDan I decided Sunday I would give my Deus its first of many to come swimming lessons. After trying HGD creek technique for a while I finally found a Porsche metal car a screw cap or two and lots of iron.About and hour into my hunt I walked up the shoals toward a dam used to divert water downstream to the waterwheel. I was standing in about 6 inches of water and got a solid 91-92 signal. Confused because I was standing on bedrock I reached under the water and could feel a creavass in the rock. After cleaning out some sand and a few small rocks I could insert my index finger inside and could feel something round. Whatever it was it was wedged so tight it took me 20 minutes to wiggle it out. At last I could get two fingers on it to remove it. Pulling it out I looked at it and started shaking. Finally after all these years My Dream Coin. A Bust Half with a 1810 date. I sat there looking at it about 10 mins before I took out my phone and sent Carolina Tom a shaky blurry pic. Thank you for letting me share my story. And thanks again to HomeGuardDan and Coinmam 123. The first pic is how it came out of water.

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    Congrats on the find of LIFETIME!

    I don't know about the other members, but I think that this is a banner find! Absolutely awesome BIG OLD SILVER. You just don't see bust halves very often. Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy too.

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    WOW!! and it's even counter-stamped to boot!

    I'm sure someone will chime in with some info on the counter-stamp. . . yep, that's a dream coin

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    That's a helluva find made even better with the counterstamp!!!
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    Wow! Just wow!

    Absolute incredible find.

    Wow!

    Congrats on many peoples dream coin!


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    Ugh........



    SO NICE

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    Holy Crap! What a find! Congratulations!

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    That is AWESOME!! Congrats

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    God blessed you! That is one great find on almost everyone's bucket list. Way to go!
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    Love it ! The coin has counter-stamps also even ! Great story too , how many would have possibly passed this signal by due to being hard to recover I wonder??

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    a counterstamped bust half? you have got to be kidding me! Amazing find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metal Magnet View Post
    a counterstamped bust half? you have got to be kidding me! Amazing find.
    As you can see JMC counter stamped to her right But due to my less than stellar photography you may not see R.S is stamped to the left of her face
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    Quote Originally Posted by tylerbdad View Post
    As you can see JMC counter stamped to her right But due to my less than stellar photography you may not see R.S is stamped to the left of her face
    oh, i saw all of it alright - fantastic find!!

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    That is a great find man! Have you done any research on the counterstamps? That would be an interesting story to add to the history of this cool coin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D. (VA) View Post
    That is a great find man! Have you done any research on the counterstamps? That would be an interesting story to add to the history of this cool coin.
    Bill I just found it yesterday so haven't had much time to do anything but shake my head. I talked to the landowner but initials didn't match any previous owner. It may be from some adjoining landowner or customer. It doesn't seem coin was in circulation for any length of time. Just getting started on this property so it should keep me busy for a while.

 

 
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