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    Jun 2015
    ES of Maryland
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    Amazing unexpected find gives me my oldest US silver

    So I hunted a large 1950 era schoolyard today which is surrounded by mid to late 20th century homes. Found a few modern silvers in the past and I have pounded this spot since 2015. The nearest 19th century homes are quite a bit further away. This 1837 half dime was plenty deep and about the only thing I have ever found here with age. I was thinking maybe a drop from when this area was logged or farmed but then found a rare for me three ringer nearby. So maybe they were hunter drops. Also scored the ball button at another site today too.
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    Last edited by toasted; Dec 02, 2017 at 06:38 PM.
    Favorite finds
    Silver Pomander c. 1700- 17th century buckles- Cut Pine Tree Shilling- Louis XIV 4 Sols- 9 Spanish Cobs- Cut Pistareen-colonial silver cufflinks-1781 Half Real-gold cufflink-1814 Half Real- 1827 Mexico Republic One Real-1830 Bust Dime-1852 Gold $1-40 Seated silvers-4 Trimes-1865 French 50 centimes love token- 6 gold rings

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    So many old sites to hunt....so little time.

    Aug 2007
    Upstate NY
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    Holy cow! First year seated.... Nice find!
    toasted, A2coins and Coil-2-Soil like this.
    Best Finds:

    1786 Vermont Landscape Copper (Ryder 7 variety)
    1787 Vermont Copper
    1787 New Jersey Copper (Maris 63 variety)
    1797 and 1804 DBLCs
    George Washington Inaugural Button (GW 1 type)
    1872 Indian Head Cent (VF/EF condition)
    1866 Indian Head Cent (EF condition)
    1864 "L" Indian Head Cent
    Hard Times Tokens---2
    1840 Gen. Harrison Campaign Token
    1832 Nova Scotia Halfpenny Token
    Two cent pieces---7
    1721 King George I
    1732 King George II
    Barber Half dollars---3
    War Of 1812 Shoulder Belt Plate

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    So many old sites to hunt....so little time.

    Aug 2007
    Upstate NY
    Whites DFX (with 4x6 shooter DD coil and 12" spider coil), Minelab Rocco 2700. (E-Trac)
    5,116
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    That coin looks half finished after seeing so many later seated coins posted. Looks so "clean" without the stars.
    Best Finds:

    1786 Vermont Landscape Copper (Ryder 7 variety)
    1787 Vermont Copper
    1787 New Jersey Copper (Maris 63 variety)
    1797 and 1804 DBLCs
    George Washington Inaugural Button (GW 1 type)
    1872 Indian Head Cent (VF/EF condition)
    1866 Indian Head Cent (EF condition)
    1864 "L" Indian Head Cent
    Hard Times Tokens---2
    1840 Gen. Harrison Campaign Token
    1832 Nova Scotia Halfpenny Token
    Two cent pieces---7
    1721 King George I
    1732 King George II
    Barber Half dollars---3
    War Of 1812 Shoulder Belt Plate

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    us
    Sep 2014
    Finger Lakes of NY & North Shore of Kaua'i
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    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Awesome find, congratulations!
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    I like the desert because it's clean...

  5. #5
    us
    Sep 2005
    Seattle, WA
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    I almost never see 1830s seateds. Nice find!
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    I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it” ― Thomas Jefferson

    Apr 2016
    Abita Springs....Born in New Orleans
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    Metal Detecting
    Seated half dime first year!!! Incredible find. Congratulations


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    us
    Jun 2015
    ES of Maryland
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    Quote Originally Posted by washingtonian View Post
    I almost never see 1830s seateds. Nice find!
    My previous oldest was a well worn 1843 half dime. Figures I would find a first year seated instead of a last year capped bust.
    Favorite finds
    Silver Pomander c. 1700- 17th century buckles- Cut Pine Tree Shilling- Louis XIV 4 Sols- 9 Spanish Cobs- Cut Pistareen-colonial silver cufflinks-1781 Half Real-gold cufflink-1814 Half Real- 1827 Mexico Republic One Real-1830 Bust Dime-1852 Gold $1-40 Seated silvers-4 Trimes-1865 French 50 centimes love token- 6 gold rings

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    us
    Nov 2012
    Nashville
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    The details on that baby are ammmmaziiinnngggg,congrats!
    A2coins, toasted and Coil-2-Soil like this.
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  9. #9
    So many old sites to hunt....so little time.

    Aug 2007
    Upstate NY
    Whites DFX (with 4x6 shooter DD coil and 12" spider coil), Minelab Rocco 2700. (E-Trac)
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    Quote Originally Posted by toasted View Post
    My previous oldest was a well worn 1843 half dime. Figures I would find a first year seated instead of a last year capped bust.
    They'd both be nice finds but I think I'd rather have the first year seated.
    A2coins and toasted like this.
    Best Finds:

    1786 Vermont Landscape Copper (Ryder 7 variety)
    1787 Vermont Copper
    1787 New Jersey Copper (Maris 63 variety)
    1797 and 1804 DBLCs
    George Washington Inaugural Button (GW 1 type)
    1872 Indian Head Cent (VF/EF condition)
    1866 Indian Head Cent (EF condition)
    1864 "L" Indian Head Cent
    Hard Times Tokens---2
    1840 Gen. Harrison Campaign Token
    1832 Nova Scotia Halfpenny Token
    Two cent pieces---7
    1721 King George I
    1732 King George II
    Barber Half dollars---3
    War Of 1812 Shoulder Belt Plate

  10. #10
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    Scott, founder of East Coast Relic Hunters

    Oct 2016
    Virginia Colony
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    that's a very special find. congrats!!!!!
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  11. #11
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    Martiobarbuli

    May 2012
    Wyoming
    White's
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Those no-stars seateds have always been a favorite, quite beautiful in my opinion. Congrats on a lovely find, I'd rather have that than a comparable capped bust so don't go kicking yourself, you'll get one if you keep swinging!
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  12. #12
    us
    Apr 2013
    Eastern Massachusetts
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    Lovely...really lovely! Congratulations on a beautiful and unexpected find.
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  13. #13
    us
    Feb 2015
    North Central PA
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    She's gorgeous!! Ya just never know when a site is finished giving up the good stuff!!
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    Back to the hunt.........

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    Tommy

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    Toasted that is a sweet coin dude!!!!!! Ya never know what your gonna find or where. Thanks for the post SWEET
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  15. #15
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    Sep 2015
    In MI woods
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    Excellent find! You have such great opportunities on the east coast. It almost makes me want to move.
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