🥇 BANNER Dug a CC Morgan!

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Hello all,

Today I was with a friend from the metal detecting club in western Washington. We hunted a old torn down neighborhood site that has been overgrown, but I have scored goodies at before. My 12 Canadian silver half dime spill was nearby, as well as v nickels and a sharp barber dime.

Anyways, my pouch was full of beer cans cans and a few bits of sparse modern coinage when I was over my prime target. It didn’t sound awesome, like you hope it would, more like a large pop can target bouncing really high, 34 ish on the equinox. I dug down, pin pointer said it was close. Hand in the hole. Grab the large black caked disk. Quickly thought ‘maybe’. Flipped her around, and saw the eagle on reverse, and instantly knew.

I threw down my gear and ran and grabbed my friend. I was quite happy, and we took some pics, and I shared the new experience swing by swing with him. I did a check on the online red book and saw the 1879 is a great coin if it’s a CC. I thought ‘no way’ and we chuckled at the idea. He had found a few nice bottles and a pocket watch back during his time.

I popped the coin in a special pocket and swung for a hour or so longer. I wanted to get some water on the dollar and look for a mint mark back at the car, so we waddled slowly back and finished our hunt. The water came out quick, and we had a loup. I saw it immediately. But I couldn’t know if it extra wreath making the other c or o shaped blob. Surly two blobs in the correct local meant a CC! I referenced some high res CC photos to confirm and gave a hoot of joy!

I plan on getting it into a ultra sonic cleaner to get the junk off, and then we’ll see how she stands. Thanks everyone!


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washingtonian

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Holy moly Coin Fetcher, that’s a hell of a find around here. Big congrats on what may be the find of the year around here!
 

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WoW - Congratulations! :hello2::headbang::notworthy:
 
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I appreciate you taking the time to write up that nice story for us. Congratulations on your silver dollar!
 
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Well I’m happy for you I wish there was more older stuff here in Florida lol jk I wish I could get out I’m reading about all the great finds but I’m stuck at the hospital for the birth of my first cant wait to get back out I love my equinox it has changed my detecting experience safe to say it paid for its self in the first few hunts....Treasure coast steve
 

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Wow! isn`t that the holy grail of Morgans? Congrats!!!:notworthy:
 

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Holy Morganroni! That traveled far both in terms of distance and in time! Wonder how it wound up there!? :hello2:
 

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Hi, wow awesome silver coin you found. Congrats:occasion14:
 

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Well I’m happy for you I wish there was more older stuff here in Florida lol jk I wish I could get out I’m reading about all the great finds but I’m stuck at the hospital for the birth of my first cant wait to get back out I love my equinox it has changed my detecting experience safe to say it paid for its self in the first few hunts....Treasure coast steve

Time to start thinking of a ACE 100 perhaps? For your new future detecting buddie.
 

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In-cred-i-ble!! And a “cc” at that. Congratulations on a epic find that we all dream of.

That's a fact Truth, 30yrs, never a "CC" mintmark. VERY nice CoinFetcher.
 

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That is an amazing find CoinFetcher! We all look for mint marks with silver hoping to see CC . You hit it with a big ole silver. Congrats and show more when you clean her up. HH
 

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That is an amazing find
 

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That’s awesome, great job, congrats!!!!
 

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Congrats! A CC anything is on my bucket list!
 

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Congrats on the Morgan, I dug my first one this past week as well, no CC though. Great find!!
 

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