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    Went Back to the Half-Dime Pasture & did it again! Half-Dimes & More 1835 1838

    Went Back to the Half-Dime Pasture & did it again!
    Was another slow hunt but me and my buddy each pulled a half dime amongst the cow patties.
    Early morning I dug a crusty 2 piece US Navy Cuff button. Eagle over Anchor with Stars. Scoville & Co backmark. 13.6mm.
    A little later I get a small scale weight that says 7 grams & 1/4 ounce. At first I was thinking coin weight, but its probably not for coins. This thing is probably pretty old considering how most everything else from this field is. I think the newest coin weve dug here was 1904.
    Then a little later my buddy yells silver. I go over and he has a really nice Capped Bust half-dime. It looked like 1825, but not now hes telling me its 1835.
    I have to admit I got pretty HOT after seeing that, and decided to move off of my grid to another area near where we had found some half-dimes on Saturday.
    It wasn't 10 minutes after he dug his that I pulled a very worn 1838 seated half dime. Its funny how that happens. I didnt let him savor having the only silver for very long. Just checked my book and noticed they stopped making the bust dimes in 1837, so I missed it by one year. Kinda bummed about that, but I know there has to be more there.
    Put in about 6 hours for one silver each. Its not a quantity site, but were finding some nice oldies.
    Cant believe were not digging any early coppers here. I suppose they just weren't very common in the south.
    Between the 2 of us we have dug 5 half dimes from this site in the past 3 hunts, if you count the one half real as a half dime..
    Any idea what the little knob looking thing is. It appears to be threaded on the end.
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    Last edited by bonepicker; Nov 24, 2015 at 10:55 PM.
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    Now that is a good place, Congrats!
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    I would trade digging crusty coppers for half dimes any day! Similar to the cane bandits in Louisiana, you seem to dig more silver and less copper. It is totally opposite in the Northeast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve in PA View Post
    I would trade digging crusty coppers for half dimes any day! Similar to the cane bandits in Louisiana, you seem to dig more silver and less copper. It is totally opposite in the Northeast.
    Yeah Steve youre probably right about that. Its just that the coppers are so un-common, it makes them highly desired.
    I was thinking surely we would have dug a large cent, half cent, or even a Not One Cent, lol.
    These last few hunts have reminded be a lot of some of Buckleboys threads too, minus the video and Shangalangs accent. No offense Shane.
    I wish they would plow this field. There are 4" to 8" clumps of grass everywhere. Its very hard to work a straight line here.
    Almost took my weed-eater with me today.
    Another day older and deeper in debt.

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    Very nice recoveries for you and your friend.
    A half dime would help shorten my bucket list.
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    I would happily frollick amongst the cow patties in order to dig out those lovely finds...great work!
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    Nice finds including the Naval button. Boy, there's something in the soil at that spot that is unkind to targets!

    aj
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    Target must be in the ground...Coil must swing over target...User must dig.

    Gold for the money...silver for the pleasure...copper for the history.

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    Very nice, I'd love to find some old silver like that, I hope I get lucky today! You guys have a good site there, I hope you find more great finds like those, nice saves!
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    Nice finds, I have hunted in La. for twenty years and found a few bust and lots of seated but only two Large cents and both were 1850
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    What no O mint mark on that half dime Your slipping Bone. Lol.
    Another great hunt. Keep it up.
    Ill be down in a little bit. My ground should be frozen by then. Hope the SOUTH is ready for VINO LOL
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    Congrats again BP. You are all over it! Well done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Showtime2385 View Post
    Now that is a good place, Congrats!
    Thanks Showtime. I don't mind a long slow day if I can pull a good target or two. Some of my long slow hunts at other sites only amount to a wheatie or a rosie.
    Quote Originally Posted by against the wind View Post
    Very nice recoveries for you and your friend.
    A half dime would help shorten my bucket list.
    Thanks ATW. I wish I had a pic of that capped bust half dime. Its a lot prettier than my 1838.
    This new spot has helped shorten my list with several items.
    Quote Originally Posted by Silvermonkey View Post
    I would happily frollick amongst the cow patties in order to dig out those lovely finds...great work!
    Thanks Silver. I agree.
    Quote Originally Posted by ajaj View Post
    Nice finds including the Naval button. Boy, there's something in the soil at that spot that is unkind to targets!

    aj
    Thanks AJ. That Navy button was dug at the bottom of the hill where it stays damp. I think that is why it got so eaten up.
    My other buttons were found at the top of the hill and were much nicer.
    The last 2 silvers I dug there im guessing were well circulated before being lost. My first 1857-0 was super nice. Id almost say MS details, prob dropped shortly after being minted.
    I got 1 nice one, and the other 2 were toasted. That's my luck.
    Quote Originally Posted by treblehunter View Post
    Very nice, I'd love to find some old silver like that, I hope I get lucky today! You guys have a good site there, I hope you find more great finds like those, nice saves!
    Thanks Treble. Good luck today.... These kind of sites don't come around too often for this kid.
    Quote Originally Posted by etex View Post
    Nice finds, I have hunted in La. for twenty years and found a few bust and lots of seated but only two Large cents and both were 1850
    Thanks Etex. I read a comment in a local historical article about how common the half dime was in our area. Seems like the half dime was used for everything.
    I have yet to find a Large cent. My buddy has found 2 nice ones, I believe 1850s as well. They were both dug near home sites that were destroyed by Katrina. Im almost certain they were actually from a collection that was lost with the home, theyre just too nice to have been in the MS soil for 150+ years. Who knows, but I would love to dig one, im still looking for that bust dime too.. Its crazy that were only digging half dimes. No dimes, quarters, etc. Seems like Old Big silver is kind of like Big coppers for my area.
    Last edited by bonepicker; Nov 25, 2015 at 02:05 PM.
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    Another great hunt for both of you. The 1837 and 1838 seated dimes and half dimes had just the seated image and date on the obverse with no stars around the edge. When I found my first 1838 one I thought it strange since the other seated coins had stars .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vino View Post
    What no O mint mark on that half dime Your slipping Bone. Lol.
    Another great hunt. Keep it up.
    Ill be down in a little bit. My ground should be frozen by then. Hope the SOUTH is ready for VINO LOL
    Thanks George. I wish it did have a 0-mint mark. The only one that did have it was the latest half dime 1857-0. The 1835 capped bust, the 1838 and 1840 did not. Seems like the 0 mint marks weren't as common at this site until later. Since that 1857 was so pretty, if figures the others I find will be super worn. That's Karma I suppose.
    Come on down. Id love to hunt with ya. That's one good thing about this area. It might get cold, but the ground never freezes.
    Quote Originally Posted by Carolina Tom View Post
    Congrats again BP. You are all over it! Well done.
    Thanks Tom. This has been a great year. Partly due to some excellent sites and partly due to my new machine. I hope the streak continues.
    Quote Originally Posted by thrifty76now View Post
    Another great hunt for both of you. The 1837 and 1838 seated dimes and half dimes had just the seated image and date on the obverse with no stars around the edge. When I found my first 1838 one I thought it strange since the other seated coins had stars .
    Thanks Thrifty. Yeah I really like that no stars design. Hoping to find one soon. Actually some 1838s had stars as it was a split year. My 1838 was so worn, at first I thought I had one.
    Last edited by bonepicker; Nov 25, 2015 at 08:26 AM.
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    Congratz on half dimes again! You and your buddy have had a good 5 day stretch! Save some of them half dimes for me!
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