A few Firsts. 1st navy button, 1st girl scout pin. Noticed the 1838 half dime isn't coin true. Rotated die.

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Haven't been out for any long hunts this month. An hour of two here or there. I revisited a site after a year and managed a few more buckles and a 1964 rosey. Then one night after work stopped at honey hole for about 45 mi and got what I think is a brass moto meter radiator cap and a navy button. Navy button is definitely pre ww2. Back mark is "Waterbury button co Waterbury Connecticut ". I'm thinking ww1 era???Era???? Sadly butterfly earring is junk.

Had a weekend it was in the 70s so I went into a creek. Water was cold air was not. Lasted about 2.5 hours before my feet got too cold. Spent half hunt on wrong side of water digging fishing weights. Crossed water and got on a flat button, smashed 2 piece button, a girl scout pin and the skeleton key. Still has some iron crust on it from iron blob it was sitting next too.

Finally got a holder for the 1838 seated half dime and noticed it's not coin true. Sides aren't 180 degrees out of phase. As seen on photo. Think this is what is called a rotated die error. Pretty neat.
 

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Excellent finds- that seated is mint!
 
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Excellent finds- that seated is mint!
Thank you. Happy Thanksgiving. Was pretty surprised how nice it came out given how slick the one real was in there. It's really a coin and button heavy site. Up to 8 buttons now with the navy one in this post, 12.25 coppers, 1887 indian, shield nickel, wheaty, 1782 carlous III real and the seated in this post. House that was there likely burned down between 1860 and 1876. Lot of fire damage on coppers and relics. 5 coppers were actually melted together into one.
 

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Haven't been out for any long hunts this month. An hour of two here or there. I revisited a site after a year and managed a few more buckles and a 1964 rosey. Then one night after work stopped at honey hole for about 45 mi and got what I think is a brass moto meter radiator cap and a navy button. Navy button is definitely pre ww2. Back mark is "Waterbury button co Waterbury Connecticut ". I'm thinking ww1 era???Era???? Sadly butterfly earring is junk.

Had a weekend it was in the 70s so I went into a creek. Water was cold air was not. Lasted about 2.5 hours before my feet got too cold. Spent half hunt on wrong side of water digging fishing weights. Crossed water and got on a flat button, smashed 2 piece button, a girl scout pin and the skeleton key. Still has some iron crust on it from iron blob it was sitting next too.

Finally got a holder for the 1838 seated half dime and noticed it's not coin true. Sides aren't 180 degrees out of phase. As seen on photo. Think this is what is called a rotated die error. Pretty neat.
Coin is a amazing
 

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I have to admit I was looking for twist lol
The little half dime is nice and crisp, great details! Then it dawned on me....the term I think you are looking for is a rotated die...these minor errors were very common early on at the early US mints and you got a beauty with yours..great going!
 

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Haven't been out for any long hunts this month. An hour of two here or there. I revisited a site after a year and managed a few more buckles and a 1964 rosey. Then one night after work stopped at honey hole for about 45 mi and got what I think is a brass moto meter radiator cap and a navy button. Navy button is definitely pre ww2. Back mark is "Waterbury button co Waterbury Connecticut ". I'm thinking ww1 era???Era???? Sadly butterfly earring is junk.

Had a weekend it was in the 70s so I went into a creek. Water was cold air was not. Lasted about 2.5 hours before my feet got too cold. Spent half hunt on wrong side of water digging fishing weights. Crossed water and got on a flat button, smashed 2 piece button, a girl scout pin and the skeleton key. Still has some iron crust on it from iron blob it was sitting next too.

Finally got a holder for the 1838 seated half dime and noticed it's not coin true. Sides aren't 180 degrees out of phase. As seen on photo. Think this is what is called a rotated die error. Pretty neat.
Very Nice!!! Congrats!!!
 

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