First for me! 1832 Capped Bust Half Dime

grasshopper

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I recently re-acquired permission to hunt a late 1700s house that I had been to numerous times with old machines (about 10 years ago).

Made a few trips there this summer and found around 10 IH's, V nickels, buffaloes, and mercs but nothing super old. Yesterday I got a faint signal in the front yard under a big tree and out popped this 1832 capped bust half dime. First capped coin, first half dime, and oldest U.S. silver for me! This thing is tiny!!!
 

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Florida Finder

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I recently re-acquired permission to hunt a late 1700s house that I had been to numerous times with old machines (about 10 years ago).

Made a few trips there this summer and found around 10 IH's, V nickels, buffaloes, and mercs but nothing super old. Yesterday I got a faint signal in the front yard under a big tree and out popped this 1832 capped bust half dime. First capped coin, first half dime, and oldest U.S. silver for me! This thing is tiny!!!
Those Capped Bust half dimes are a beautifully designed coin. Congratulations
 

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Nice finds thanks for sharing
 
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I recently re-acquired permission to hunt a late 1700s house that I had been to numerous times with old machines (about 10 years ago).

Made a few trips there this summer and found around 10 IH's, V nickels, buffaloes, and mercs but nothing super old. Yesterday I got a faint signal in the front yard under a big tree and out popped this 1832 capped bust half dime. First capped coin, first half dime, and oldest U.S. silver for me! This thing is tiny!!!
Congratulations!
 

Coinstar magnet

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I recently re-acquired permission to hunt a late 1700s house that I had been to numerous times with old machines (about 10 years ago).

Made a few trips there this summer and found around 10 IH's, V nickels, buffaloes, and mercs but nothing super old. Yesterday I got a faint signal in the front yard under a big tree and out popped this 1832 capped bust half dime. First capped coin, first half dime, and oldest U.S. silver for me! This thing is tiny!!!
Congratulations 👍
Was it difficult to retrieve because of the tree roots?
 

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Congrats. What’s digging worth it! That’s my oldest coin also you got mine beat by 3 years. Awesome find!
 

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I recently re-acquired permission to hunt a late 1700s house that I had been to numerous times with old machines (about 10 years ago).

Made a few trips there this summer and found around 10 IH's, V nickels, buffaloes, and mercs but nothing super old. Yesterday I got a faint signal in the front yard under a big tree and out popped this 1832 capped bust half dime. First capped coin, first half dime, and oldest U.S. silver for me! This thing is tiny!!!
Awesome!!! Congrats!!!
 

Coinstar magnet

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Thanks! No, it wasn't too bad. Luckily the roots weren't too large, I kind of had to dig from either side. But I got it eventually!
Nice to see your patience paid off. :)
 

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