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    Carson City Seated Silver and some Irony...

    I did a very quick hunt today. All my close spots are completely grown over, so after a further trip, I had about 20 minutes leftover.

    This spot has been hit by me two other times. It's produced a 18th buckle, an 1820's LC, and tons of buttons. It's also been hit by many others over the years so really what's left is iron. I was goose-egged everywhere until I went back to the 25'x25' iron patch that's coughed up almost all of the previous finds.

    Sure enough, masked under a vail of iron, was a seated dime.

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    1877 Carson City.

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    Now here's the irony:

    Last weekend My buddy EastCoastHunter21 dug a CC silver on a hunt we were on. Yes, and 1877 dime!! Here's his...

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    Haha!!

    Now more irony. I've found three CC silvers this year (and never before this year), and one was an 1877 dime!! Here they are side by side

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    Here's my trio of Carson City

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    Now, if anyone is unfamiliar with the Carson City Mint, here's a small Wiki anecdote...

    Built at the peak of the silver boom conveniently near a local silver mine, 50 issues of silver coins and 57 issues of gold coins minted here between 1870 and 1893 bore the "CC" mint mark. The mint was established in Carson City to facilitate minting of silver coins from silver in the Comstock Lode, much as the San Francisco Mint was established to facilitate minting gold coins from the gold of the California gold rush. From 1895 to 1933, the building served as the U.S. Assay Office for gold and silver. The federal government sold the building to the state of Nevada in 1939. Coins struck here, especially Morgan Dollars, are generally rare and command a high premium among collectors.

    The building that housed the mint was the first designed by Alfred B. Mullett after he became Supervising Architect of the Department of the Treasury. The construction supervisor was Abraham Curry, also known as the "Father of Carson City." The simple Renaissance Revival-style stone facade has pairs of round-headed windows and a center portico. It is now the home of the Nevada State Museum. Although the mint has not struck United States coins since 1893, Coin Press No. 1 (the original coin press from the mint) is still in the building and used to strike commemorative medallions with the "CC" mint mark. The most recent of these are medallions commemorating the Nevada Sesquicentennial.

    Here's the mint
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    And finally my total finds...

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    Enjoy your hunts and good digs everyone.

    Steve
    Last edited by Scrappy; Sep 08, 2016 at 05:53 PM.


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


    Running totals:

    Hammered Silvers - 2
    Hammered Coppers - 1
    Milled Spanish Silver - 14
    Transitional US State Coppers - 9
    United States Cent/Half cent Coppers - 131
    British & Other colonial Coppers - 107
    Slick coppers - too painful to talk about
    Silver Coins - We値l over a 1000

    Favourite Finds:
    1665 1-reale Spanish Cob
    Revolutionary War stirrup
    1812 2nd Regiment Artillarists pewter button
    1695 Willam 3rd Halfpenny in excellent condition
    G.W. Inagural Buttons - 6 Point Estoile cuff variety
    Love token etched on 1859 seated Dime
    1831 Louis Phillippe 1st - 5 Franc
    1783 Nova Constelatio, Crosby-3C &. Crosby-1B
    1749 Regal King George II Farthing
    1776 Counter King George iii





    If it ain't at least seated, it aint Sh*t

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    Nice digs. I've recovered two cc dimes this year from two different sites in my small little town. So apparently quite a few made it back east. More so than San Francisco
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    Colonial Silver Pomander-Cut Pine Tree Shilling-Louis XIV 4 Sols-14 Spanish Cobs-17th century buckles-Cut Pistareen-1759 Half Real-1781 Half Real-gold cufflink-1827 & 1831 Mexico 1 reales-1830 Bust Dime-1852 Gold $1-1853 O Gold $1-52 Seated silvers-6 Trimes-6 Gold Rings

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    Quote Originally Posted by toasted View Post
    Nice digs. I've recovered two cc dimes this year from two different sites in my small little town. So apparently quite a few made it back east. More so than San Francisco
    I've followed your adventures to seated field, great site! I can just imagine the coins being poured into locked chests and loaded onto a train.
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    "Take the detecta-drama elsewhere - I'm just here to dig!"


    Running totals:

    Hammered Silvers - 2
    Hammered Coppers - 1
    Milled Spanish Silver - 14
    Transitional US State Coppers - 9
    United States Cent/Half cent Coppers - 131
    British & Other colonial Coppers - 107
    Slick coppers - too painful to talk about
    Silver Coins - We値l over a 1000

    Favourite Finds:
    1665 1-reale Spanish Cob
    Revolutionary War stirrup
    1812 2nd Regiment Artillarists pewter button
    1695 Willam 3rd Halfpenny in excellent condition
    G.W. Inagural Buttons - 6 Point Estoile cuff variety
    Love token etched on 1859 seated Dime
    1831 Louis Phillippe 1st - 5 Franc
    1783 Nova Constelatio, Crosby-3C &. Crosby-1B
    1749 Regal King George II Farthing
    1776 Counter King George iii





    If it ain't at least seated, it aint Sh*t

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    Awesome finds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrappy View Post
    I've followed your adventures to seated field, great site! I can just imagine the coins being poured into locked chests and loaded onto a train.
    Yeah. An 1854 0 and an 1877 CC are the only seated recovered out of 18 from the field with mint marks. So any mint marked seated is a rare recovery for our area.
    Favorite finds
    Colonial Silver Pomander-Cut Pine Tree Shilling-Louis XIV 4 Sols-14 Spanish Cobs-17th century buckles-Cut Pistareen-1759 Half Real-1781 Half Real-gold cufflink-1827 & 1831 Mexico 1 reales-1830 Bust Dime-1852 Gold $1-1853 O Gold $1-52 Seated silvers-6 Trimes-6 Gold Rings

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    Dang man, where's the video. Great job
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    Very interesting. I didn't think the CC mint would have been circulating coins that much in the late 1800's on the east coast. You would think MOST were from the Philadelphia mint. They would have had to travel by wagon train, walking, stagecoach, or maybe a railroad if you think about it. Thanks for sharing.
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    Thanks for the wiki info on the CC mint....
    Amazing how little I know, when I thought I knew everything!
    CC coins not in my wheelhouse, out of reach for me, both detecting and collecting...
    I guess if I ever find one, I'll appreciate it more....thanks to you, and others who find 1800's history.
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    Great post Scrappy, thanks for the Carson City mint info. You're getting quite the CC collection. Hopefully your next CC is of the BIG SILVER variety.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J.Cache View Post
    Great post Scrappy, thanks for the Carson City mint info. You're getting quite the CC collection. Hopefully your next CC is of the BIG SILVER variety.
    Forget the big silver variety. He needs to set his sights higher!!

    One I found:

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeyfresh View Post
    Dang man, where's the video. Great job
    Joey, I was so sure it was going to be fiddle **** that the thought didn't even occur to me. It was basically grunts with a chirp coming through every now and then. A "3 percenter" as I call them. The other 97 times I dig a square nail or worse.


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


    Running totals:

    Hammered Silvers - 2
    Hammered Coppers - 1
    Milled Spanish Silver - 14
    Transitional US State Coppers - 9
    United States Cent/Half cent Coppers - 131
    British & Other colonial Coppers - 107
    Slick coppers - too painful to talk about
    Silver Coins - We値l over a 1000

    Favourite Finds:
    1665 1-reale Spanish Cob
    Revolutionary War stirrup
    1812 2nd Regiment Artillarists pewter button
    1695 Willam 3rd Halfpenny in excellent condition
    G.W. Inagural Buttons - 6 Point Estoile cuff variety
    Love token etched on 1859 seated Dime
    1831 Louis Phillippe 1st - 5 Franc
    1783 Nova Constelatio, Crosby-3C &. Crosby-1B
    1749 Regal King George II Farthing
    1776 Counter King George iii





    If it ain't at least seated, it aint Sh*t

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    That's a good story Ive had the same kind of irony with some 1944 mercs!!! nice post!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScubaDetector View Post
    Forget the big silver variety. He needs to set his sights higher!!

    One I found:

    Holy crap that's ridiculous haha!

    Ok Scrappy, I hope your next CC coins are a spill of halves, dollars, and gold coins. Easy as pie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScubaDetector View Post
    Very interesting. I didn't think the CC mint would have been circulating coins that much in the late 1800's on the east coast. You would think MOST were from the Philadelphia mint. They would have had to travel by wagon train, walking, stagecoach, or maybe a railroad if you think about it. Thanks for sharing.
    Absolutely. I've found a bunch of seated coins but the CC' always eluded me until this April. Go figure it goes from a bucket lister to having 3. That said I'm not sure how so many made it over here. I could assume with most of the population still being in the Eastern US, a lot was shipped East to take the lid off of the Philly mint? Dunno


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


    Running totals:

    Hammered Silvers - 2
    Hammered Coppers - 1
    Milled Spanish Silver - 14
    Transitional US State Coppers - 9
    United States Cent/Half cent Coppers - 131
    British & Other colonial Coppers - 107
    Slick coppers - too painful to talk about
    Silver Coins - We値l over a 1000

    Favourite Finds:
    1665 1-reale Spanish Cob
    Revolutionary War stirrup
    1812 2nd Regiment Artillarists pewter button
    1695 Willam 3rd Halfpenny in excellent condition
    G.W. Inagural Buttons - 6 Point Estoile cuff variety
    Love token etched on 1859 seated Dime
    1831 Louis Phillippe 1st - 5 Franc
    1783 Nova Constelatio, Crosby-3C &. Crosby-1B
    1749 Regal King George II Farthing
    1776 Counter King George iii





    If it ain't at least seated, it aint Sh*t

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigWaveDave View Post
    Thanks for the wiki info on the CC mint....
    Amazing how little I know, when I thought I knew everything!
    CC coins not in my wheelhouse, out of reach for me, both detecting and collecting...
    I guess if I ever find one, I'll appreciate it more....thanks to you, and others who find 1800's history.
    I've seen stranger stuff man. I'm willing to bet you'll find one soon. Thx for looking
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    "Take the detecta-drama elsewhere - I'm just here to dig!"


    Running totals:

    Hammered Silvers - 2
    Hammered Coppers - 1
    Milled Spanish Silver - 14
    Transitional US State Coppers - 9
    United States Cent/Half cent Coppers - 131
    British & Other colonial Coppers - 107
    Slick coppers - too painful to talk about
    Silver Coins - We値l over a 1000

    Favourite Finds:
    1665 1-reale Spanish Cob
    Revolutionary War stirrup
    1812 2nd Regiment Artillarists pewter button
    1695 Willam 3rd Halfpenny in excellent condition
    G.W. Inagural Buttons - 6 Point Estoile cuff variety
    Love token etched on 1859 seated Dime
    1831 Louis Phillippe 1st - 5 Franc
    1783 Nova Constelatio, Crosby-3C &. Crosby-1B
    1749 Regal King George II Farthing
    1776 Counter King George iii





    If it ain't at least seated, it aint Sh*t

 

 
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