MONSTER SILVER COIN--SHOCKED!

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Hello All,

Getting this quick post out before the hurricane and inevitable loss of power from the wind! I am absolutely in SHOCK about what I walked up on in a sugarcane field last hunt! The heat was awful--101, and 111-112 with the heat index. Brutal. But we did it, and I'm really happy I went (as always). Here's the video:


So I did a couple rows in the early, already hot, morning. All the rows had washed down from the heavy rains we had, so lots of finds were exposed. Native American artifact hunters will recognize these prime conditions. Well, right on top of a row I saw what I thought was an aluminum Mardi Gras doubloon. Looked too big to be anything else! (Also, I'd just dug one of those pesky things at a newer site we scouted a few days before). Then I swung over it with the F75 and it read 91. 91!!! I bent about halfway over to get a closer look and almost fainted--it was a freaking MORGAN DOLLAR perched up on a pedestal of dirt where it'd washed out of the mud!!! Folks, my last Morgan was dug back in 1993 or so, at a lumber camp in Virginia deep in the woods. My wife, diggergirl dug one in Indiana around 2008 or so at a one-room schoolhouse site. So they are VERY infrequent finds. I was just shocked at how this was sitting there staring up at me. We dug lots of other good finds, including some Civil War buttons, relics, a gorgeous civilian two-piece button, plantation tokens, two more shield nickels from "nickel field" which brings the total now to 11 shield nickels from 3 hunts, and even MORE silver! So if you aren't watching the videos on my channel hopefully that will motivate you to see all the rest of what we found. Below are some photos of the silver dollar exactly as I found it, before I touched it the first time, along with a few other photos. Ended up being a STUNNING 1900-O Morgan Dollar!!!

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Now the hurricane is on us, so I'll sign off and save my cell battery. Stay safe, anyone who is in the path of this awful storm!

Best Wishes,

Buck
 

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Wow, that's a great find! I love the picture with it perched on the top of the column of dirt. Glad to hear you came out of the storm in good shape.

I’m literally amazed that no one saw and picked that up from the field. Amazing
 
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I dug a 1900O morgan in 2018. Excellent and glad no damage from the storm. Congratulations and thanks for the post.

congrats on yours, silver dollar brother!
 
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Awesome hunt. Can?t wait to see what ya find after the storm

omg we can’t either. Hope our fields were plowed and planted because the amount of rain will have washed it all down again for us!
 
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Kudos on the Killer hunt!
Hope you all are doing well, that was a truly scary looking hurricane.
Keep us posted on how you and the family are doing, when you can.
Carl

On up in the replies my friend, all is fine here. Got blown around a bit but we’re all ok!
 

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Silver Tree Chaser got it right....It is a MONSTER! Congrats on landing that beast. Hope you, your family and friends made it through the storm ok.
 
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Silver Tree Chaser got it right....It is a MONSTER! Congrats on landing that beast. Hope you, your family and friends made it through the storm ok.

yeah almost broke the line hauling it in! :laughing9:

all good here after the storm and can’t wait to get out digging next!
 

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Big congrats on the Morgan Dollar, love the pics of it all pretty on the tilted dirt-"look at me"

Still after 50+ yrs it's a dusty dusty want on my list.

Great news of no damage just the power.
May the storm wash things up in the fields, happy hunting when it dries up a tad.
 

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Congratulations on the mice big silver. A couple of things I found interesting: my one and only is also a 1900 O and I used a Whites mx5 and got the same reading as your Fisher, a solid 91 from 2 directions and never wavered.

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Nice finds and photos. Glad you are alright…Keep those nice finds and posts coming, BB
 

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I regret even washing off my 1879cc dollar that I dug. They look so cool w that earth on them.
 

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Nice going Buckle Boy ! I found a Peace Dollar a while back , still awaiting the Morgan .Well done indeed !
 

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I'm 35 years into the hobby and have never found a silver dollar much less eyeballed one. I bet you can't wait to see what else washes out after all the rain you got.
 
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Big congrats on the Morgan Dollar, love the pics of it all pretty on the tilted dirt-"look at me"

Still after 50+ yrs it's a dusty dusty want on my list.

Great news of no damage just the power.
May the storm wash things up in the fields, happy hunting when it dries up a tad.

thanks so much my good friend! What dreams are made of! And I’ve daydreamed and actual dreamed about that coin since finding it!
 
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Congratulations on the mice big silver. A couple of things I found interesting: my one and only is also a 1900 O and I used a Whites mx5 and got the same reading as your Fisher, a solid 91 from 2 directions and never wavered.

Don

wow! Fascinating that the ID was identical! I get 86 for a half dollar and 79-80 for a silver quarter
 
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Glad to hear that your safe & sound! Bet a ton of goodies will pop up there with all of the rain.
 

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