1828 Silver Half Dollar- definitely my find of the day, perhaps year, probably ever!

Lauren of the Rings

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Did a little digging today and I was having fun- found an old plow head, a horse buckle, and a little piece of a heel plate. Nice relics. Then I started following an old stone wall up the hill and I got excited for a minute because I thought I was coming up on a cellar hole. It wasn’t. But, it was an old road. And right the top of the hill, at an opening in the stone wall I dug this 1828 silver half dollar!!!! It wasn’t more than an inch or two down. Crazy, right? It was so exciting! I’m home now and still just floored by this find. The hills of Vermont have little treasures hidden all over.
 

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lenmac65

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I guess I am a sucker for big, early American silver, as that looks like a BANNER coin to me. Congrats!
 

glass half fool

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Great find and a nice story to go with it There is something special about silver coins that make them seem like magic to me .Get back there and keep looking There may be more majic in the same area!
 

Louie D

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Did a little digging today and I was having fun- found an old plow head, a horse buckle, and a little piece of a heel plate. Nice relics. Then I started following an old stone wall up the hill and I got excited for a minute because I thought I was coming up on a cellar hole. It wasn’t. But, it was an old road. And right the top of the hill, at an opening in the stone wall I dug this 1828 silver half dollar!!!! It wasn’t more than an inch or two down. Crazy, right? It was so exciting! I’m home now and still just floored by this find. The hills of Vermont have little treasures hidden all over.
Mega rake!
 

CRUSADER

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Just realised I 'liked' this without making a comment.
So, congrats on following your instincts & trailing it towards that great hunk of silver. Cap Bust coins are one of an fav series of US coins!
 

leonidas

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That is a sweet find, congrats!
 
Nov 25, 2018
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Did a little digging today and I was having fun- found an old plow head, a horse buckle, and a little piece of a heel plate. Nice relics. Then I started following an old stone wall up the hill and I got excited for a minute because I thought I was coming up on a cellar hole. It wasn’t. But, it was an old road. And right the top of the hill, at an opening in the stone wall I dug this 1828 silver half dollar!!!! It wasn’t more than an inch or two down. Crazy, right? It was so exciting! I’m home now and still just floored by this find. The hills of Vermont have little treasures hidden all over.
Amazing find! Congratulations on the save! You must have been thrilled 👍🏻.
 

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