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    Oct 2008
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    It finally happened, a bucket lister completed !!

    Did some detecting this morning with my Racer2. Any time I'm able to get out anymore is great, and this hunt was (so I thought) shaping up to be an average hunt. I found six wheaties (1913S, 1923S, 1939S, 1941S, 1942S, and a no date), two Indian heads (1881 & 1905), a buffalo (1937), a toasted ?nickel?, a nice San Francisco dog tag, albeit some 54 years newer then the one I found a couple of weeks ago, a couple of pieces of .925 silver jewelry, two 1800's San Francisco Cable Car buttons (one from the Sutter Street Railroad with a train on it, the other from the Omnibus Cable Company, also with a train on it. Both would later merge into the San Francisco Cable Car system).

    I also found three silver coins, two mercs and one Washington quarter. I generally don't look at the dates on my coins until I get home, so this morning after I got back from detecting I was checking out my finds, and the one merc was in beautiful condition, but it's a common date 1942S, the silver Washington is a 1936 with a big rust blotch on the back.

    Then I looked at the last coin, a worn mercury dime, and I wasn't expecting much. I checked the date, 1916, OK, OK, I've found several 1916 mercs over the years and they've all been San Francisco or no mint marks. I muttered "come on, be a Denver mint mark" as I turned it over to check, and much to my amazement, IT'S A 1916D Mercury Dime!!

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    I still cannot believe I finally bagged a 16D merc I wish it was in as good of condition as the 1942S merc, but we take what we can get

    Thanks for taking a look,
    Brian

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    us
    Mar 2014
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    Woot woot !!!!! Congrats on an excellent find!....im sure you are still flying high....nice job, thx for sharing...ddf
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    Very nice. And it has some meat left on the bone. Congrats


    "Take the detecta-drama elsewhere - I'm just here to dig!"


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

    May 2014
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    Congrats on that key date we all hope for
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    Jun 2016
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    Nice
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    Nov 2012
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    Still has a great looking date and easy to read mint mark. It's worth some bucks! Congrats!
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    I love hearing when people find their bucket list coins looks like you have a lot more to put in the bucket also pretty cool. Thanks for sharing your finds!!!!
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    Mar 2007
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    Brian, you dirty dog !! That's an $800 or-more coin. You paid off the Racer, eh ?

    Anytime coins go into the high-key range, and/or push $1K value, that should qualify as banner, eh ? I vote banner !

    It was fun to get out and hunt with you guys this morning ! My totals were 66 coins. Of which I had 10 wheats (no key dates), 3 buffalos (all worthless orange cr#p), 1 toasted V nickel (18??), a 1934 silver new zealand coin, a war nickel .

    Also got 2 gold rings. Although I'd rather take your dime any day ! Wanna trade ?
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    Now that's a winner!
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    Jan 2016
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    WOW! Im not sure about what people think qualifies for a Banner but this is the rare one when it comes to Dimes so I'm voting banner! Congrats!
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    art

    Dec 2015
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    Congrats on the rare merc
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    Feb 2015
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    Congrats on the juicy find. I would definitely send it in for grading regardless if you are keeping or selling. It's a nice clear D and I'm guessing it would be right around the $1k mark for value.
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    Sorry Honey, I can’t. I’ve got plans with my metal detector.

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    You see, that will never happen to me, so that's why I bought one. The least I could have done, was buy one as nice as yours....congrats on a huge score!
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  14. #14

    Mar 2007
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    Brian, just did a search on recent completed/sold auctions @ Ebay. There's a few in similar shape to yours. Seems the going rate would be $700-ish. That's worth more than a lot of gold coins ! Big congratz again to you.
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    Sweet find, congrats on that key date. That's a find of a lifetime. I'd still be stoked.

    I second the banner nomination and my vote is going in now.
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