First 50 cent coin 1954

gigispop7

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nov2101

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Real nice find!
 

Carolina Tom

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Congrats on finding Ben.

I've gotten only one in four years of looking. Scarce bird.

Very well done sir.
 

ScubaDetector

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They are hard to find on land. Not so much underwater. Nice piece of silver.
 

Kurios1

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Dirty Ben looks real nice on your fingertips. Congrats on your first recovery of a difficult to find target.
 

jeff of pa

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nice one :notworthy:

both Ben's and kennedy silver are rare detector finds.
not allot of years available
 

toasted

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Congrats. Ive found a Seated half but not one of those
 

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Ben is always welcome here, he had to look pretty darn good in that hole or plug. congrats
 

Hammer287

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Nice find. I'm not trying to jump on your thread but after reading the comments about your find that these are not as common as I would have believed. I've only been metal detecting two months and found the exact same coin about two weeks ago but didn't post it, thinking it was an every day occurrence that these came up. Congratulations again! It made the sweetest sound when the coil went over it. How deep did you find yours? Mine was at the base of an oak tree about 2 inches down
 

AlienLifeForm

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The Benjies are comin' out of the earth lately - good find.
 
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gigispop7

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it was about 4 to 6 inches down keep coming up as 11-47 at first thought it was a older beer can
 

Ed (Upstate NY)

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Nice find. I've been metal detecting since 1987 and haven't dug a Franklin half yet !!!
 

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