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  1. #1
    Jan 2015
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Fisher F75
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    Green and smaller than a large cent

    Headed back to Bel Air and a 2.5 hour hunt in the woods.

    I went to an area I had not detected and made a big meandering loop, coming back around to an off-trail spot where I found a flat button and buckle recently.

    New area yielded a flat button within the first 20 minutes, then came a horse shoe (not shown) and bale seal (note the crossed hammers, or hammer and chisel?). Found what looked like a rejected bale seal and a quarter-sized lead blank that maybe related. Then a long drought as I wandered. Finally making it back to the off-trail spot where I found a flat button, I made it to the top of the hill and got a hit in the 70s. Flipped out something green and round and figured it would be a flat button, but there was no shank. Finally got enough of the soil off to make out it is a half cent from 1808! About thirty feet away I found a broken tombac button and then about another 30 feet past that stopped and thought I dropped something out of my pouch. It was the bigger part of the tombac. It didn't take long to find and then back to the truck to end another good relic hunt.

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  2. #2

    Dec 2015
    Maryland's eastern shore
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    Some very nice finds McCDig congrats
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  3. #3
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    Jul 2015
    Port Allegheny, Pennsylvania
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    Love the 1/2 cent,,
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  4. #4
    Detect smarter, not harder.

    Mar 2014
    17th century
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    13067 times
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    Yep, that's how most of my half cents come out, or worse! Great find man on that Draped half cent - we don't see those every day
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    Milled Spanish Silver - 14
    Transitional US State Coppers - 9
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  5. #5
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    Mar 2016
    Port Huron MI
    2 Fisher CZ-21's 8 and 10" coils Tesoro Tiger Shark 8 and 10" coils (Interchangeable) Minelab E-Trac with Sun Ray Probe
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    Awesome old half cent. Congrats on a rare find.
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  6. #6
    Nov 2010
    XP Deus, ATPro
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    Sweet half cent man
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  7. #7
    ebay "ulster-relic"

    Dec 2012
    port ewen ny
    6823 times
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    still looking for a halfsy-- NICE
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  8. #8
    Nov 2013
    Minelab E-Trac, Garrett AT-Pro, Garrett Pro-pointer-AT
    1466 times
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    Sweet half cent! Congrats
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  9. #9
    Aug 2016
    Garrett AT Pro with NEL Big Coil DD. Garrett Pro-Pointer Plus.
    1409 times
    Metal Detecting
    WOWEE! On the half cent! Great finds all around. ~Lisa & John
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  10. #10
    Nice job on that Half Cent McCdig.
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  11. #11
    Silver Coin Fiend

    Apr 2014
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    Very well played my man! That half cent is a sweet little find.

    Best of luck to you on your next outing.
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  12. #12
    Apr 2014
    New York
    XP DEUS, Minelab CTX 3030
    3360 times
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    Great finds! That half cent is really cool. Congrats and HH
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  13. #13

    Jul 2014
    Western Massachusetts
    Garett AT Pro
    285 times
    Metal Detecting
    Lucky ducky. Last year they made the draped bust half cent. Found a 1809 this year, missing it by one year. But I also found the rare, coveted 1855, with only 60,000 minted. So maybe I'm a lucky Ducky too?? Lol. Great find brother. Still searching for my first draped bust coin. Cheers
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