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  1. #16
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    Mar 2003
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    Congrats on your first Morgan.

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    Nice chunk of old silver, congrats!

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    Jeff

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    Congrats on that beautiful Morgan! What a find. You said there's an old tree out front. Hit around that, bet there stuff around the trunk and root area where people took shade and leaned against it years ago. In my early years, I'd join you kicking in the door to see what's in there before it gets flattened but now, rather not do the nail in the foot or scrape myself up trying to get out. Rather hunt out the yard before they tear it up. Good Luck and hope there's more when that Morgan came from. Neat old bumper, not sure, maybe a '40s car but not sure of the make, lot of steel and chrome! GL HH

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  5. #20
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    Oct 2008
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    Welcome to the Morgan club, it's one that most will never join

    HH,
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  6. #21
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    Easy to see why there are so few silver dollars to be found.

    * Relatively few in circulation
    * Not exactly pocket change
    * Likely kids rarely had access to them
    * Noticeable when dropped, easy to make an eyeball find - When people lost them, probably made an effort to recover

    Same x5 for gold coins
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  7. #22
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    Awesome recovery! That's a beautiful Morgan right there and no, you didn't cause that rim damage. Is there any mint mark on it? 1892 is a scarcer date to begin with for any type, but if there is CC on the reverse you've got yourself a $200+ jackpot coin!
    JerseyDigger19 - West Orange, NJ
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    Best 2017 Finds: 2 Barber quarters, 3 Barber dimes, 12 Indian heads, 14k gold cross, 10k and 18k gold rings.
    Dying for a Seated.
    Always looking for people to dig with!

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    Awesome find Xraywolf! The bumper looks Like a 40's Chevy bumper? Just a guess though.
    Last edited by RustyGold; Apr 21, 2017 at 02:32 PM.
    "Today" is a great find!

  9. #24
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    I dig deep holes

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    Great coin, Xray. Congrats.

  10. #25
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xraywolf View Post
    Easy to see why there are so few silver dollars to be found.

    * Relatively few in circulation
    * Not exactly pocket change
    * Likely kids rarely had access to them
    * Noticeable when dropped, easy to make an eyeball find - When people lost them, probably made an effort to recover

    Same x5 for gold coins

    Some excellent observations. In my opinion, many dug Morgans were not actually "lost", but were buried. In those days, a dollar was about a day's wage. That was enough value to warrant saving it in a safe place, maybe even underground. Several Tnetters (me included) have found multiple Morgans in the same location. I don't believe those finds were coin spills, they were coins that had been buried. Like you said, silver dollars are so big they'd be difficult to lose!

  11. #26
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    Feb 2017
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    Nice Morgan
    Congratulations
    To Dig or not to Dig

  12. #27
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    Always looking for others to go hunting with so hit me up

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    Too cool. My personal "Holy Grail" if I get so lucky
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  13. #28
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    Congratualtions on the Morgan and cool old car bumper!

  14. #29
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    Feb 2005
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    Quote Originally Posted by terpfan View Post
    Some excellent observations. In my opinion, many dug Morgans were not actually "lost", but were buried. In those days, a dollar was about a day's wage. That was enough value to warrant saving it in a safe place, maybe even underground. Several Tnetters (me included) have found multiple Morgans in the same location. I don't believe those finds were coin spills, they were coins that had been buried. Like you said, silver dollars are so big they'd be difficult to lose!
    I agree, a decent % of dug Morgans could very well be a stash, especially if found in multiples.
    There are stashes out there as we speak, waiting patiently for decades to be found.

  15. #30
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    heath springs,sc
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    bumper, all i can say is late 40s to early 50s.

 

 
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