I was not expecting this!

MrBlueSkyNM

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I got sat down this weekend... I was stunned! This seated dime has to be one of the first US coins to have been lost in my state and I’m sure it’s owner was a US soldier. This 1852 silver dime dates the time when US soldiers first began building forts in the newly acquired New Mexico Territories of the United States following the Treaty of Guadalupe. Holy smokes! Thanks for looking and GL&HH! ImageUploadedByTreasureNet.com1571797534.384898.jpg
 
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cudamark

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Mar 16, 2011
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Good Luck! Let me know if you need any help! :laughing7::icon_thumright:
 

dougachim

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Jan 30, 2013
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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I got sat down this weekend... I was stunned! This seated dime has to be one of the first US coins to have been lost in my state and I’m sure it’s owner was a US soldier. This 1852 silver dime dates the time when US soldiers first began building forts in the newly acquired New Mexico Territories of the United States following the Treaty of Guadalupe. Holy smokes! Thanks for looking and GL&HH! View attachment 1764539
I have a 1846/48 /50 1/4 de Reales from Fort Fillmore, Dona Ana County New Mexico. I have another from Monticello Canyon That was with some Indian Wars era buttons I will dig it out and look at the date
 

dougachim

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@cudamark Good point, Spanish Colonial rule was indeed as far back as the 1500’s. However, during this time, trade with foreign countries such as the US was not allowed. When Mexico obtained independence from Spain around 1826 the Mexicans opened trade to foreign countries. That’s around the time when the Santa Fe Trail started to take off. Sure there were fur traders who were present throughout this time, but the New Mexico Territory did not have a way to utilize US currency. Silver and gold was probably the only valuable currency. Trade was mostly a bartering type of trading that was taking place during this time. Actually, bartering is pretty much how it was in NM as it is so rural. US currency really didn’t enter into New Mexico’s economy until the 1850’s. I will be hitting a unique permission along the Santa Fe Trail in a couple of weeks and hope to find more evidence of early US migration into New Mexico Territories. Wish me luck!
What did you find ???
 

dougachim

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Jan 30, 2013
139
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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I got sat down this weekend... I was stunned! This seated dime has to be one of the first US coins to have been lost in my state and I’m sure it’s owner was a US soldier. This 1852 silver dime dates the time when US soldiers first began building forts in the newly acquired New Mexico Territories of the United States following the Treaty of Guadalupe. Holy smokes! Thanks for looking and GL&HH! View attachment 1764539
What Fort ???
 

devldog

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Mar 9, 2012
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Georgia
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Best of luck to you on your permission site along the Santa Fe Trail, and Congrat's to you on a great save on the Silver Seated dime. Continued Success.
 

Hunk-a-lead

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Dec 20, 2020
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I got sat down this weekend... I was stunned! This seated dime has to be one of the first US coins to have been lost in my state and I’m sure it’s owner was a US soldier. This 1852 silver dime dates the time when US soldiers first began building forts in the newly acquired New Mexico Territories of the United States following the Treaty of Guadalupe. Holy smokes! Thanks for looking and GL&HH! View attachment 1764539
big time gratz on a very cool find, well done!
 

peruna

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Feb 14, 2016
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central Texas
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This is why we get up and go out with our machines...Nicely done..
 

cpomike13

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Jul 11, 2015
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SoCal
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I got sat down this weekend... I was stunned! This seated dime has to be one of the first US coins to have been lost in my state and I’m sure it’s owner was a US soldier. This 1852 silver dime dates the time when US soldiers first began building forts in the newly acquired New Mexico Territories of the United States following the Treaty of Guadalupe. Holy smokes! Thanks for looking and GL&HH! View attachment 1764539
Worth $35-75, but historically worth much more, very nice find
 

rweathers1

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Sep 8, 2021
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Indiana
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I got sat down this weekend... I was stunned! This seated dime has to be one of the first US coins to have been lost in my state and I’m sure it’s owner was a US soldier. This 1852 silver dime dates the time when US soldiers first began building forts in the newly acquired New Mexico Territories of the United States following the Treaty of Guadalupe. Holy smokes! Thanks for looking and GL&HH! View attachment 1764539
 

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