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    Holy moly I found me a Morgan !

    Wow I'm in shock, after a decade + of detecting I have finally unearthed a Morgan dollar !

    Just discovered this place yesterday, just a few blocks from my house. House has been torn down and the yard is not completely trashed yet like it will be in a few days, so I decided to hit it in between rail squalls.
    Was getting bad interference from one side of the yard so I moved to the other where it was quieter, found some fence parts and misc hunks of iron, no good signals. So I mozied to some bushed by a fence, got a good signal and had to crouch down to dig it up, down about 6" I would say, I popped it out with my first shovel full the ground was so diggable. 1892, has some rim damage not sure if I did it or what, but once I cleaned it off looks like it was dropped last week, very sweet and exhilarating to find one of these.
    Only other thing I dug up is what looks to be an old part of a toy pistol.

    Went looking around the torn down house to see what I can see, basement is still intact with an unopened door in view. Was very tempted to jump in, kick it in and see whats behind door # 1 but my better sense told me not to. High odds of a nail in the foot, not only that it would be easy to jump in, not so easy getting out. Only way out in fact is to scramble up the debris pile, so I'd need a ladder to investigate the door, also would be safer to have someone with me.
    Has a large front yard where I haven't set foot on yet, a 100 year old tree right in the middle, will probably go back and check that tonight, these construction sites change quick around here.

    Also found an old bumper laying in the yard and took it, if anyone can ID I'd be much obliged.
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  2. #2
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    Awesome job
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    Great find, I have friends in Saginaw Mi., where you at I'm from the Catskills in NY
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    A ways from Saginaw, metro Detroit area.
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    Good going on the Morgan dollar.

    Regards + HH

    Bill
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  6. #6
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    Went back tonight to try the front, way too muddy for me.
    I know some guys don't mind it, some may actually enjoy it, I cannot and will not dig when the ground is saturated.
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    What a beauty! Congrats. -Lisa & John
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    DEPLORABLE

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    That's a real Sweet Big Silver.
    Congrats on a really nice find.
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    SOMETIMES I WISH I DIDN'T KNOW NOW ,,, WHAT I DIDN'T KNOW THEN,, Bob Seger

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    very awesome silver, congrats
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    LUKE 15 : 8 "OR WHAT WOMAN, IF SHE HAS TEN SILVER COINS AND LOSES ONE COIN,DOES NOT LIGHT A LAMP AND SWEEP THE HOUSE AND SEARCH CAREFULLY UNTIL SHE FINDS IT?" 15 : 9 "AND WHEN SHE HAS FOUND IT, SHE CALLS TOGETHER HER FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, SAYING, "REJOICE WITH ME, FOR I HAVE FOUND THE COIN WHICH I HAD LOST!"

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    White's Treasure/Junkee'

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    Great Morgan! Wonderful condition. WTG H Digs
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    " You'll find the good stuff right where someone lost it, in the last place you thought to look."

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    Kevin

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    Great recovery on the HUGE silver ! Way to stick your coil in the bushes. I am always sticking my smaller coils into tight areas and under shrubs where most folks don't consider swinging. Maybe some day I'll get my silver dollar notched off my bucket list. Glad you did. Big congrats on a real beauty.
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    Wow dude, welcome to the club. Congrats on the BIG beautiful silver!!!
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    I have got hits under bushes before, you figure ladies did their gardening way back in the day and lost rings and whatnot.
    Tends not to be many signals around bushes because they impede foot traffic, so any signal there gets my attention.
    Of course, the Morgan drop most likely predates the bush by a wide margin, could have been an open field or cabin yard when it was dropped.

    Still thinking about that door, even though there is likely nothing more exciting than some rusted paint cans and a busted rake in there. I planned my exit strategy without a ladder, there are some old chairs nearby, I'll just drop one in, check out whats behind the door, then exit via the chair. I'll post back if anything interesting, that is if the basement isn't buried today before I can get to it.
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    bolle

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    VERY AWESOME!!!!!
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    We might not be able to take it with us; but at least we can enjoy it after finding it!!!

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    art

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    Congrats on the gigantic silver very nice find
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    Growing old is not for sissies I thought it would take longer to get old.

 

 
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