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    Started with a Bucket Lister & Ended with a Morgan Dollar

    Hey all!

    Despite the bad weather here I decided to head up to my 1886 permission today to see if it was detectable. The good news is, a lot of it isnít covered in too much snow.

    Hereís a look:
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    Some areas were covered in 4 inches, others completely bare.

    I started off finding some wheats and tax tokens which is always a good way to get rolling. Then, about halfway through the hunt I got a whispery signal down deep. I popped the plug and had to keep going. I stuck the shovel down again and saw a dark disc pop up to the top of the hole.

    I immediately recognized that it was too big to be a quarter and was hoping I might have a cool token. Then I looked closely and saw that itís an old Canadian Large Cent. Too cool! Iíve always wanted to find one. In fact, itís on my list of 30 things this year Iím looking for so Iíve now found 2 of the 30 (aiming for 9).

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    Then I got to a place of the yard where there just werenít many signals and those that were there were mostly trash. After 4 hours total of hunting I couldnít feel my toes or fingers and the sun was setting so I figured it was time to head home.

    I was detecting back to the car (always do this!) and got a 12-42 at 4 inches in the area of the yard where I found the wheats and tax tokens earlier. It sounded like a coin and I was just hoping I might get a silver dime. Iíd been thinking in my head that this would be my first trip to that permission without a silver coin.

    I dig down to 4 inches. Nothing. Remove one more inch of dirt and BAM! Thereís a big, silver, reeded edge sticking straight up out of the hole. I was praying that it wouldnít be one of those stupid General Mills Olympics tokens from the 90s (already got fooled by one of those in this yard) and was so pumped to see an Eagle when I pulled it out.

    My brain temporarily broke when I saw the reverse and I thought ďoh sick, a peace dollarĒ. Then I flipped it over and realized it was an 1883 Morgan! I started praying it would be CC and flipped it over to find an S. Still, no disappointment here. Itís now my oldest silver (still looking for that elusive Seated) and definitely the best looking of my 3 Morgans

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    Here are some photos of some of my better finds from the outing!
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    Thanks for looking and keep after it folks. You never know when youíre gonna find the next big one!
    -W

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    I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of itĒ ― Thomas Jefferson

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    Washingtonian you ARE THE MAN!!! I canít compete. Click image for larger version. 

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    Ah, a proper Morgan dollar with good details and no corrosion. That has got to feel great!

    I'll tell you something. After I found 3 Morgan silver dollars, then I found my first gold coin. I'm just saying...

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    I love this hobby. Great find. Nice condition too.

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    Started with a Bucket Lister & Ended with a Morgan Dollar

    Quote Originally Posted by Truth1253 View Post
    Washingtonian you ARE THE MAN!!! I canít compete. Click image for larger version. 

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    Ha. Thanks T but not true! Youíve found boatloads of things I can only hope to find someday.

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    Excellent looking big hunk of silver ! Congrats. I'm sure it was quite the thrill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DetectingGodlikeOnOlympus View Post
    Ah, a proper Morgan dollar with good details and no corrosion. That has got to feel great!

    I'll tell you something. After I found 3 Morgan silver dollars, then I found my first gold coin. I'm just saying...
    Thank you! My first was black from the saltwater and my second looks like itís been run over by a car. Definitely nice to get a looker.

    Oh man, now THAT would be something. Itís been on my mind a lot lately. I hope so! Thanks for the response and encouragement.

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    Tommy

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    Sweet find the detecting gods are with you this year you desrve it for all the work you put into it Well done my friend. Tommy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona Koma View Post
    I love this hobby. Great find. Nice condition too.
    Thanks, me too! It can catch you so off guard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jose The Goon View Post
    Excellent looking big hunk of silver ! Congrats. I'm sure it was quite the thrill.
    Oh man, it definitely did. Because it was on edge it didnít ring out anything like a silver dollar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A2coins View Post
    Sweet find the detecting gods are with you this year you desrve it for all the work you put into it Well done my friend. Tommy
    Thanks Tommy, I hope so! Maybe theyíll be kind enough to bless me with a Seated! 🤷🏼*♂️
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    San Fran mint too! Dang good hunt!
    Let history be your treasure map .

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnderMiner View Post
    San Fran mint too! Dang good hunt!
    Thank you! Ya, we tend to see a lot of S mints in these parts.
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    WoW! Congratulations!!!!

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    Brendan75

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    Hi, wow what a nice hunt you had with great finds. Congrats on the Nice silver Morgan It was worth hunting in snow for that silver coin.
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