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    Feb 2014
    Long Island, NY
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    My 1st Ever Half Dollar - 1876 Seated Liberty

    Hello Treasurenet,

    I have been a lurker on the Treasurenet forums for about 2 years now, looking in aww of the various coins, relics, and treasures other treasure seekers are coming across.

    This past Friday I finally got the chance to get out and dig after taking a break for a few weeks and having the bug bite me again.
    My hunting buddy and I started detecting a High School not too far away from where we both live in Long Island NY. The school was producing a lot of modern silver (more than usual), which indicated to me that the site was probably virgin or only lightly hunted. Anyway, the day was winding down and between my partner and I we had dug over a dozen silver coins which is a great score all in itself. Towards the back of the football field my partner got a nice button signal and it turned out to be a nice flat button. Whenever we find a flat button the natural reaction is to get excited and hope that we've stumbled upon a nice colonial location.

    I decided to move parallel to the opposite side of the football field and scan towards the older-looking baseball field. As I scanned along the first base side slightly in the out field, I got a slamming signal on my Whites VX3. Rang solid 86 jumping to 87 at about 3 inches. Usually when I get a signal such as this it turns out to be a clad quarter spill or if I'm lucky its a shallow silver quarter or ring.

    Popped the plug and saw a tarnished large disk staring at me. Having not dug a half dollar yet, witnessing my buddy pull more than a dozen in front of me... I was already getting very excited. My thoughts were "Maybe its a Walker... or a 40% Kennedy". I rubbed the dirt and saw seated liberty staring back at me.

    Needless to say I lost it...

    Well Here it is Front & Back!!!

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    Shortly after, my partner turned up a 1723 Woods Hibernia Half Penny, which confirmed colonial activity. Still can't believe it...

  2. #2
    us
    Feb 2008
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
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    That's a great find ! Lucky you .

  3. #3
    us
    Oldest Copper.. 1736 KGII Half Penny / Oldest Silver... 1756 Spanish Half Real

    May 2014
    Upstate NY
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    Very very nice . Congratulations
    Remember its not the treasures we find or the length of the journey. But the fact that when we are done we can look back at our life and smile with a satisfied feeling that we enjoyed the trip. So always "Keep Swinging And Keep Smiling"

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    us
    Americana Addict

    May 2015
    Rochester, MN
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    SEATED FEVER HAS COMMENCED!!

    Way to go... the biggest I can ever find is a quarter.

    Keep going back to that site every year... I'm sure you'll always surprise yourself!
    You never really know what's out there until you get out there and look. Life's short... so get your ass out there!

  5. #5

    Feb 2014
    Long Island, NY
    White's Spectra VX3
    19
    45 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Hey Mack thanks! Previous to this my best coin find was also a Seated Quarter. I thought i'd never see another "biggish" seated again, (at least not for a few years) but nature surprised me.

    Yep I'm going to let the site sit for a bit, considering the school year has just begun.

  6. #6
    us
    Jul 2014
    western NC
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    Nice going on the seated half

  7. #7
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    us
    Diggin up TEXAS!

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    WoW! Awesomeness

  8. #8
    us
    Oct 2011
    North Texas
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    Dude that's awesome! I just got my first walking liberty today!!

  9. #9
    us
    coppersmith

    Oct 2013
    brunswick md
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    WELCOME NEW MEMBER TO TNET. NICE COIN FIND .

  10. #10
    us
    Oct 2007
    Maryland/ NC
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    When you decide finally post something, you really do it right! It must have bit quite a thrill to see that tarnished silver in the ground. Great recovery.

  11. #11
    ca
    "Nova Scotia is a metal detecting paradise"

    Feb 2014
    Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia
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    Great find. I personally like it the way it is all tarnished. Hope you don't clean it any more than a light rinse.
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    BANNER #1...
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/to...oin-spill.html

    BANNER #2...
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/to...-8-reales.html

    BANNER #3...
    Still working on getting this one! 😃👍

  12. #12
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    Sorry Honey, I canít. Iíve got plans with my metal detector.

    Nov 2013
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    crazy good find!
    EVERY COIN, SILVERS, AND TOKENS FOUND IN FLORIDA I SOLD...STARTING FRESH IN MARYLAND

  13. #13

    Feb 2014
    Long Island, NY
    White's Spectra VX3
    19
    45 times
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    Quote Originally Posted by K1DDO1979 View Post
    Great find. I personally like it the way it is all tarnished. Hope you don't clean it any more than a light rinse.
    Of course! I like the natural tarnish on the coin and the fact that it has plow marks. Shiny is nice, but not on this one haha
    K1DDO1979 likes this.

  14. #14
    I hunt like a Ninja, and turn into Gollum on every find.

    Aug 2015
    Canada USA
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    Wicked nice

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