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Thread: Crossed off a long-awaited wish-lister x 2!

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    us
    Sep 2004
    Western Mass
    XP Deus, Fisher 1275 LTD, Fisher 1265, Fisher 1270, Tesoro Vaquero
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    814 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (2)

    Crossed off a long-awaited wish-lister x 2!

    I haven't posted much on the forum in a while, have not had a very lucky spring and the weather has pretty much sucked here in the Northeast. That changed after work Tuesday night when I went back to a wooded spot next to a small stream that I found a Largie at last year. I thought I had hit it pretty good, but I worked slow with the Deus and it paid off.

    First found a Barber dime in the root structure of a fallen tree, don't forget to check those, it was a couple feet off the ground! I got close to the rushing water to work the bank, and I got a nice whispery signal. Dug and dug in the rocky muddy hole as it kept filling with water. Was so deep at one point my pinpointer was submerged completely in the hole.

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    Had to pick through roots and rocks with my fingers, then all of a sudden I felt it, the curved edge of a coin. When I pulled it out I thought it was another largie because it was so dark. Not so, 1856O half, I've been waiting 15 years to find one. Then, when passing my coil over the hole, I got another whisper! Got in there again and pulled out an 1877CC, my first Carson City half dollar.

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    What I can't understand is why they came out so different. The 56 is that perfect old silver patina, dark and rich, but the 77 is kind of strange, almost pitted, the surface is rough in spots.

    I was pretty pumped to get a long standing coin off my list, twice at once, it's been a long time. The best part is I think there may be something else in the hole, I got another tiny high pitch after the second one, but I could not get to it and the rain started coming down hard. Will have to get back tonight.

    Thanks for looking, good luck to all,
    Steve
    Last edited by cheffer; May 15, 2019 at 05:55 AM.
    seek and ye shall find sayeth the Lord

  2. #2
    us
    Jul 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Fisher F75, Garrett AT Gold, XP Deus, Fisher 1270
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    7002 times
    Banner Finds (3)
    Wow. Two seated halves! I have never even found a seated quarter!
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    Spanish Silver Totals
    Cut Pieces = 19
    Half Reals = 30
    1 Reals = 11
    2 Reales = 6
    8 Reales = 1
    2 Reale Cobs = 2
    Other Early Silver Coins
    1797 & 1803 Draped Bust Dimes
    1830 Capped Bust 5 cents
    1827 Capped Bust dime
    1661 Hammered silver King Leopold
    1697 William III 6-pence
    Rev War Buttons
    3rd Battalion PA, Hartley's Regiment, USA, (4) 18th Royal Irish, (2) Rattlesnake & Stars
    Civil War Plates
    VA Militia Cross Belt, CS Tongue, CS Wreath, VMM, US Box, Model 1851 Sword, Militia Plate w/Star

  3. #3
    Congrats on some great coins. Two Seated Halves in one hole is quite a find. The Barber is nothing to sneeze at either !
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  4. #4
    Charter Member
    us
    Jul 2016
    Central MI
    E-Trac, Equinox 800, Go-Find 66, ACE 250
    1,156
    2487 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Finding one of those would be AWESOME ...finding two of them, that’s crazy
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  5. #5
    us
    Mar 2019
    Guntersville, AL
    White's 6000D Minelab Equinox 800
    53
    182 times
    Metal Detecting
    Wow, what a hunt! Congrats!
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  6. #6
    us
    Hey! I found a .........

    Jul 2006
    TEXAS
    4,582
    914 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Yes sir! And that right there is what keeps us going. What a hobby!
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    If you get a depth reading of four inches and you've dug down two feet and widened your hole several times and still get a signal, GIVE UP!

  7. #7
    us
    Jan 2017
    Western ny
    equinox 800, Whites mx sport, Garrot carrot, bounty hunter time ranger
    3,033
    4697 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    dang thats a home run. Two at once!
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  8. #8
    us
    Priv8ear

    Aug 2018
    Shenandoah Valley Va
    WW2 Mine Detector, 2 Garrets and an Underwater Fisher (Older Machines)
    1,642
    2382 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Congrats cheffer, that's AMAZING! Your determination was well rewarded. BANNER!
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    Phil

  9. #9
    us
    Jul 2012
    USA
    Minelab E-Trac
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    2887 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Now that's a way to cross off a first! Congrats on the two awesome seated half dollars and the nice barber!
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  10. #10
    us
    Sep 2018
    Massachusetts
    Garrett AT Max
    853
    1848 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    This is a very cool find. Congrats! 1$ would have bought a lot in those days. Great story and post!!! Looks like you survived the snow this weekend! If I got a hole that deep and still couldn't find the object there's a 50-50 chance I'd give up on it! Nice perseverance there!
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  11. #11
    us
    secondstar

    Mar 2017
    Massachusetts
    XP Deus, Minelab Equinox
    269
    1038 times
    Metal Detecting
    Nice job Steve! You beat me to the seated half, they're tough to find that's for sure!
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  12. #12
    us
    Aug 2007
    Western New York
    CTX-3030, Equinox 800
    3,678
    5298 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Wow! Nice Barber, but 2 Seated fifty centers is awesome! Congrats!
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    WhyMe

    CTX-3030, Equinox 800

  13. #13
    us
    Sep 2011
    Denver, Colorado
    Garrett AT Pro, AT Gold, ATX, MH7 (oldie!) Minelab Explorer SE Pro, EQ800
    2,315
    2503 times
    FAN DOUBLE SEATED HALF TASTIC! Great hunt!
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  14. #14
    Charter Member
    us
    Oct 2014
    Massachusetts
    Garrett: AT Pro, AT Gold & Infinium; Minelab: Explorer SE, II & X-terra 705; Tesoro: Tejon & Outlaw; White's: V3i & DFX
    23,719
    23382 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)
    Congrats on the killer old coin shooting!

  15. #15
    ca
    Apr 2019
    Nova Scotia
    Currently Fisher F75LTD SE
    63
    253 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Amazing find let us know if you find anything else in that hole!

 

 
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