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  1. #1
    us
    Jul 2012
    USA
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    Lucked Up On Another Silver Half!

    It was a beautiful weekend here and I spent just about every bit of it working getting ready for winter. I decided I needed to at least get out for a little bit before this cold front comes through. I went over to a couple of lots where they've torn down two houses getting ready to build something "bigger and better". The houses were built around 40's-50's so I was hoping maybe I could save a few young silver coins before lost to development forever. I didn't get there until late and hunted for about two hours In the dark. Unfortunately most of the digging areas have been disturbed and covered up with gravel. I focused on the edges and found a nice side yard that seemed to be original ground. It didn't take long to find a few wheats and then a couple of Rosie's. This spot is in the middle of some Civil War action so getting the fired Minie Ball was an awesome bonus. Working along close to the property line I got a great high tone and the last numbers I saw on the Etrac were 4-47. I had big hopes of it being a silver half as I was scooping out the dirt in the bottom of the hole, and man it was exciting to see that big silver under the light of that super moon! I could just make out LF DO through the caked on dirt and it looked to be a Franklin. I took a few pics and got back to detecting happy about getting another half. Just a few feet over I got another nice high tone and dug a Merc. I finished out the hunt with a couple more wheaties and a small religious pendant. Pretty happy with getting that hunt in to end my weekend. Looks like the weather is going to get bad this week. Maybe it will push out to get one or two more hunts before the year is up. GL & HH-David

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  2. #2
    us
    Mar 2014
    south central ohio
    at pro
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    Nice!! Always enjoy seeing Franklins coming out, nice coins with a short run...Congrats..Ddf
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  3. #3
    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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    I'd have a hard time waiting out the winter if I'd just found a silver half too. I would force a few more hunts if I had to. Nice silver half! Congrats!
    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

  4. #4
    us
    Prospector

    Jun 2008
    Northern Alabama
    Whites
    4,160
    2556 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Congratulations on a very productive hunt! Love all your silver especially the Franklin! Good luck on your future hunts!

  5. #5
    us
    Sep 2005
    Seattle, WA
    Whites DFX
    1,312
    1247 times
    Metal Detecting
    Damn, that's a beautiful coin. Great find!!

  6. #6
    us
    Mar 2003
    Illinois / Oklahoma
    Minelab Explorer SE Pro - Fisher CZ 5
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    Honorable Mentions (4)
    Congrats on letting Mr. Ben see the light of day. Great coin.
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  7. #7
    us
    Apr 2013
    Eastern Massachusetts
    AT Pro
    1,010
    1340 times
    Metal Detecting
    Gotta love, love, love BIG SILVER! Congrats!

  8. #8
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    us
    Oct 2014
    Massachusetts
    Garrett: AT Pro, AT Gold & Infinium; Minelab: Explorer SE, II, Quattro & X-terra 705; Tesoro: Tejon & Outlaw; White's: V3i & DFX
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    Congratualtions on the very productive hunt!
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  9. #9
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    Tommy

    Dec 2015
    Ann Arbor
    AT PRO Nel Attack Coil
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    David that is great those things are so hard to find. Those are banner finds to me that's a great coin for a display case. Keep up the awesome finds you deserve it. Thanks for posting your finds Tommy
    This is an addiction!!! There is no cure!!! And it only gets worse!!!!! KEEP PLUGGIN AWAY!!!!!!!!!!

  10. #10
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    Detect smarter, not harder.

    Mar 2014
    The NorthEast
    Minelab CTX 3030 & XP Deus
    8,160
    11308 times
    Metal Detecting
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    I like the dirty-dirty pics! Nice find Dave
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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 - 13
    Colonial State Coppers - 7
    United States Cent/Half cent Coppers - 122
    British & Other colonial Coppers - 102
    Slick coppers - too painful to talk about
    Silver Coins - 900-1000

    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
    1852 Trimmy trimmy trime
    1831 Louis Phillippe 1st - 5 Franc
    1783 Nova Constelatio, Crosby-3C &. Crosby-1B
    1749 King George II Farthing (mint fresh)





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

  11. #11
    us
    Feb 2013
    YOUNGSVILLE, N.Y.
    WHITES DFX AND VIPER TRIDENT added a Fisher F75
    187
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    Yeah, Franklin's are harder to find than Walker's or Barber Halves.... I only have 1, in 28 years....
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  12. #12
    us
    Apr 2014
    New York
    XP DEUS, Minelab CTX 3030
    2,429
    3159 times
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    Banner Finds (2)
    Very nice find! Really hard find, congrats and HH
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    DIG WE MUST !!!!!!

  13. #13
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    Rust never rests

    Mar 2009
    Sunman Indiana
    Whites XLT MINELAB SE
    1,781
    1043 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Certainly,that had to be an 2 hour hunt you will remember for some time to come. All those silvers,and a Franklin half to boot. Great night hunt.
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  14. #14
    us
    Apr 2016
    Northern New Mexico
    Teknetics T2 Classic
    413
    428 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Very nice finds under the Super Moon! I follow you on Instagram, I'm MrBlueSkyNM.
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  15. #15
    us
    Jul 2012
    USA
    Minelab E-Trac
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtdigginfool View Post
    Nice!! Always enjoy seeing Franklins coming out, nice coins with a short run...Congrats..Ddf
    Thanks DDF! Franklins are fun, don't see them come up often so it's always a great surprise.
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