HUGE Bucket Lister : 1845 Seated Half !!!

ScaredOfClowns

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Today a hunting buddy took me to a local schoolyard that I hadn't been to before. After about three hours of hunting with only clad, a token, a foreign coin and a whole lot trash to show for it, I was getting ready to call it a day. I was making my way towards a ball field when I got a high tone signal (33 on my Nox). I had been getting a lot of these high tones all day and they were always junk, so I almost skipped this one - I'm glad I didn't.

I cut a plug, dug about 8 inches down and poured the dirt on my drop cloth. The coin was covered in dirt, but I saw the silver reeded edge immediately. The coin looked too big, I didn't know what it was at first. I carefully rinsed the dirt off with some water, saw the seated liberty on the front and then just about lost my mind.

1845 Seated Half - Both Sides.jpg 1845 Seated Half - In the Hole.jpg

It's an 1845 Seated Liberty Half Dollar - a HUGE bucket lister for me. I still can hardly believe I found it.

It's a shame it's stained from being in the ground for 150+ years, because the details on this coin are in really terrific shape. (This photo shows the coin lit from one side to highlight the details - don't worry, I've only rinsed it with water).


1845 Seated Half - Lit from Side.jpg

I called my buddy over to see it and he was as excited as I was (and also a little jealous, which made the find even sweeter). I definitely owe him a couple of beers for bringing me to this site.

Thanks for looking - HH!
 
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Digger RJ

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Today a hunting buddy took me to a local schoolyard that I hadn't been to before. After about three hours of hunting with only clad, a token, a foreign coin and a whole lot trash to show for it, I was getting ready to call it a day. I was making my way towards a ball field when I got a high tone signal (33 on my Nox). I had been getting a lot of these high tones all day and they were always junk, so I almost skipped this one - I'm glad I didn't.

I cut a plug, dug about 8 inches down and poured the dirt on my drop cloth. The coin was covered in dirt, but I saw the silver reeded edge immediately. The coin looked too big, I didn't know what it was at first. I carefully rinsed the dirt off with some water, saw the seated liberty on the front and then just about lost my mind.

View attachment 1985804 View attachment 1985805

It's an 1845 Seated Liberty Half Dollar - a HUGE bucket lister for me. I still can hardly believe I found it.

It's a shame it's stained from being in the ground for 150+ years, because the details on this coin are in really terrific shape. (This photo shows the coin lit from one side to highlight the details - don't worry, I've only rinsed it with water).


View attachment 1985806

I called my buddy over to see it and he was as excited as I was (and also a little jealous, which made the find even sweeter). I definitely owe him a couple of beers for bringing me to this site.

Thanks for looking - HH!
Awesome!!! Congrats!!!
 

cudamark

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Great condition! I'd be dipping that beauty in some Jeweluster/Ezest if it were me. I'd rather have them shiny than with blotchy stains, but, that's just a matter of taste.
 

billb

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Today a hunting buddy took me to a local schoolyard that I hadn't been to before. After about three hours of hunting with only clad, a token, a foreign coin and a whole lot trash to show for it, I was getting ready to call it a day. I was making my way towards a ball field when I got a high tone signal (33 on my Nox). I had been getting a lot of these high tones all day and they were always junk, so I almost skipped this one - I'm glad I didn't.

I cut a plug, dug about 8 inches down and poured the dirt on my drop cloth. The coin was covered in dirt, but I saw the silver reeded edge immediately. The coin looked too big, I didn't know what it was at first. I carefully rinsed the dirt off with some water, saw the seated liberty on the front and then just about lost my mind.

View attachment 1985804 View attachment 1985805

It's an 1845 Seated Liberty Half Dollar - a HUGE bucket lister for me. I still can hardly believe I found it.

It's a shame it's stained from being in the ground for 150+ years, because the details on this coin are in really terrific shape. (This photo shows the coin lit from one side to highlight the details - don't worry, I've only rinsed it with water).


View attachment 1985806

I called my buddy over to see it and he was as excited as I was (and also a little jealous, which made the find even sweeter). I definitely owe him a couple of beers for bringing me to this site.

Thanks for looking - HH!
Congratulations on your beautiful recovery well Done
 

creskol

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That's a beauty! Congratulations on that one is in order for sure!
 

Divine Profit

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I like seeing good finds that are still coming from public places. Those details are really amazing. I'd be tempted to get it graded if I found that! Grats on a wonderful find
 

JerV3

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Big Congrats,

That's a great looking coin.

Jer
 

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