It's Trime Time!!!

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Well, the Simplex is officially my new best friend. It was a Christmas gift and I had been dying to get out and try it, after getting a new permission I decided to get out for a couple hours. It was sunny and dry so even though it was in the 20s and the ground was covered in 2-4 inches of snow it felt pretty warm.

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My first find was a nice big tombac button, the signal was pretty bouncy but that's how tombacs usually are for me. I was excited to find it as it meant I was on a pretty old site. Next I found a couple flat buttons spoon handles and even two convex buttons (I think the crusty one has a design, I think I'll post it in the What is it? forum later). After all this my shoulder was starting to hurt and sunset was rapidly approaching, I was just going to keep going for a little while and I hoped to maybe get another button or two. As I was swinging down one of the rows of the cornfield I got a faint signal I almost skipped over, however after I kicked aside the snow it got super clear. I popped the plug open but it was off to the side, after I took out another shovelful of dirt I saw something tiny, round, and shiny in the bottom and I literally gasped and said "NO!". A bunch of things were racing through my head... is it my long-awaited half real? half dime? fish scale? but a trime never crossed my mind! I immediately knew what it was when I picked it up and I briskly walked back to the car so I could drive home and clean 'er up.

Heck of a way to finish off the year eh? I'm actually going back tomorrow, I'll be happy if I can get a few more buttons but who knows, maybe there will be some more silver!

Happy hunting and thanks for letting me share this with yall!

EDIT: I made the pictures a bit better and easier to see...
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Here's a couple more pics from the hunt...
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Congrats. Your in the right time frame for finding a half dime or worn half real. Good luck
 
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Congrats. Your in the right time frame for finding a half dime or worn half real. Good luck
Thanks toasted, I spend most of my time at sites from 1790s to the CW but this is my first silver from the time period!
 

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Thanks toasted, I spend most of my time at sites from 1790s to the CW but this is my first silver from the time period!

Congrats. Seated half dimes from the 1840s and 50s have been much easier for me to find vs the trimes. So youve knocked the harder one off the list
 

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Could not have found one in any better condition, I'm jealous that one eludes me. Still on my
list though. Congratulations!
 
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Congrats on the Time, and a very nice one indeed I might add.
I finally got one that had some pretty good detail on it this spring, don't see many up and around these parts.

The axe head looks interesting-going to clean it up?
 

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Great hunt... well done.

Great hatchet head as well.
 

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Noah D,

Awesome find - the trime has amazing detail, it looks like it was dropped right after it was minted. Thanks for sharing. Good luck with your hunts. Walt
 
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Congrats on the Time, and a very nice one indeed I might add.
I finally got one that had some pretty good detail on it this spring, don't see many up and around these parts.

The axe head looks interesting-going to clean it up?
I think I might try and clean it up a bit... considering electrolysis, never done it before but I think a few of my axes would look pretty good displayed afterward. I've dug so many of them this year that I don't know what to do with them.:laughing7::dontknow:
 

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That's an amazing find under "normal" conditions, but in the cold under all that snow? I've been at this for 30 years, never got a 3-center of either type- Big Congrats for that little beauty!
 
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That's an amazing find under "normal" conditions, but in the cold under all that snow? I've been at this for 30 years, never got a 3-center of either type- Big Congrats for that little beauty!
Thanks! There's no way my ACE 300 would have been able to hit this... the combined depth in the snow and mud was at least 7-8 inches. I never realized how tiny these things were!
 

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Wow that one looks sharp - congrats!
 

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Congrats! As much as I love my Garrett Ace 400, I'm afraid it's just gathering dust since I picked up a Simplex+. I've gone back over several places that I was sure I had cleaned up, only to find that I had missed as much as I'd found. Great machine! Thanks for sharing.
 

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Congrats on a great find. I have found a couple of them in far lower condition. Those tiny coins had to be easy to lose. What a great start with a new machine!
 

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Wow! :occasion14: That trime is in fantastic condition! Congratulations! I'm with AARC, I really like the hatchet head, too! Thanks you for sharing with us.
 

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