Two Months, Two Morgans

uscgdavis

Jr. Member
Aug 5, 2019
25
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WA
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Minelab Equinox 800
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Metal Detecting
At the end of March, I was detecting a beach which had a lot of activity during the late 1800s into the 1940s. Many great coins have been found there by others over the years, but this was my first time swinging there. I was walking around, dealing with highly mineralized sand and a blanket of iron, when I get a choppy 28-34 on my Equinox 800. Figuring it was just another nail (my dump pouch was full of them at this point), I knelt down and moved some rocks and sand aside. I see a large dark disk covered in mud, and my heart stops.
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I call over my detecting partner and he loses it. I had just dug a silver dollar, my first ever! I snap some photos and take it to the sea to give it a washdown. Is it going to be a Peace? A Morgan? Or will it be a bazinga and my hopes and dreams are going to be smashed on the rocks? I carefully clean the mud and sand off, and the beautiful face of Anna Williams shone through on the front of my 1890 'CC' Morgan Dollar! It was 'ugly saltwater silver', but I was on cloud nine!
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I thought this was my once-in-a-lifetime white whale find, and I was fine with that! Many detectorists go decades without finding a Morgan. Little did I know that I would be finding another less than two months later.

Fast forward to this month. I was detecting by myself in a large permission that has been VERY good to me over the years. I swung for an hour and a half, finding nothing but nails, cans, and the occasional clad. I come to an area I have detected through a dozen times and get a banging 33 signal. Not getting too excited (I had a dump pouch full of crushed soda cans) I cut my plug, lift, and see the edge of a THICK silver coin.
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My heart stopped. I took the time to snap a photo of the coin in situ before carefully freeing it from it's home for the last hundred years. I can now see that it is a dollar, but I'm not sure if it is a Peace or a Morgan.
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I carefully spray the mud away, and see that I have found ANOTHER Morgan dollar! TWO Morgans in two months! This one was a 1901 'O' and thankfully found in good soil so it wasn't degraded by the sea.
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Needless to say, these two finds are both the finds of a lifetime. It would be great if my luck holds out and I continue digging great finds, but I may have used up all of my luck with these two coins! Thanks for reading.
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lenmac65

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Jul 28, 2009
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5,087
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Awesome! Still on my bucket list. Congrats on a great pair of big silvers.
 

Terry Soloman

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29,680
White Plains, New York
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Wow! Congrats!!!! there is no feeling like the big silver rush :headbang::hello2::occasion14: - except the Gold Rush!
 

xr7ator

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Excellent! Thanks for the share and welcome to the club. I found my first morgan in a drained lake in 2009. 1887o.
I have been able to dig two more, a 1891 and 1900o since. These were both dug outta the dirt on different private properties.
I'm a bit jelly on the CC as I have yet to dig ANY coin with Carson City mint mark.
Congratulations!
 

villagenut

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Oct 18, 2014
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florida
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Awesome silvers...I like your progressive photos of the dirt slowly making its way off the coin. We all like to go through those steps slowly as we take it all in, especially when we know it's a good one under the clod.
 

Relicific

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Feb 2, 2017
3,346
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X terra 705
Fisher F2
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Relic Hunting
What a great coin
Awesome finds
 

Digger RJ

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Aug 24, 2017
14,009
23,823
SW Missouri/Oklahoma
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XP Deus 2
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At the end of March, I was detecting a beach which had a lot of activity during the late 1800s into the 1940s. Many great coins have been found there by others over the years, but this was my first time swinging there. I was walking around, dealing with highly mineralized sand and a blanket of iron, when I get a choppy 28-34 on my Equinox 800. Figuring it was just another nail (my dump pouch was full of them at this point), I knelt down and moved some rocks and sand aside. I see a large dark disk covered in mud, and my heart stops.
View attachment 2026365
I call over my detecting partner and he loses it. I had just dug a silver dollar, my first ever! I snap some photos and take it to the sea to give it a washdown. Is it going to be a Peace? A Morgan? Or will it be a bazinga and my hopes and dreams are going to be smashed on the rocks? I carefully clean the mud and sand off, and the beautiful face of Anna Williams shone through on the front of my 1890 'CC' Morgan Dollar! It was 'ugly saltwater silver', but I was on cloud nine!
View attachment 2026368 View attachment 2026366

I thought this was my once-in-a-lifetime white whale find, and I was fine with that! Many detectorists go decades without finding a Morgan. Little did I know that I would be finding another less than two months later.

Fast forward to this month. I was detecting by myself in a large permission that has been VERY good to me over the years. I swung for an hour and a half, finding nothing but nails, cans, and the occasional clad. I come to an area I have detected through a dozen times and get a banging 33 signal. Not getting too excited (I had a dump pouch full of crushed soda cans) I cut my plug, lift, and see the edge of a THICK silver coin.
View attachment 2026370
My heart stopped. I took the time to snap a photo of the coin in situ before carefully freeing it from it's home for the last hundred years. I can now see that it is a dollar, but I'm not sure if it is a Peace or a Morgan.
View attachment 2026371 View attachment 2026372 View attachment 2026373
I carefully spray the mud away, and see that I have found ANOTHER Morgan dollar! TWO Morgans in two months! This one was a 1901 'O' and thankfully found in good soil so it wasn't degraded by the sea.
View attachment 2026374 View attachment 2026375 View attachment 2026376 View attachment 2026377 View attachment 2026378

Needless to say, these two finds are both the finds of a lifetime. It would be great if my luck holds out and I continue digging great finds, but I may have used up all of my luck with these two coins! Thanks for reading.
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Awesome!!! Congrats!!! Still a Bucket Lister!!
 

JeffInMass

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Jan 14, 2006
4,053
5,497
Cape Cod
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Minelab Equinox 600, Minelab Explorer SE Pro, Explorer XS, Fisher CZ6A
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Amazing, amazing, amazing! And a CC mint to boot! I was commenting on another post of a Peace dollar that I've gone 30+ years without finding any type of silver dollar and you find two, practically back to back- So envious- Congrats, big time!
 

Hunk-a-lead

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Dec 20, 2020
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2,598
Kansas City
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At the end of March, I was detecting a beach which had a lot of activity during the late 1800s into the 1940s. Many great coins have been found there by others over the years, but this was my first time swinging there. I was walking around, dealing with highly mineralized sand and a blanket of iron, when I get a choppy 28-34 on my Equinox 800. Figuring it was just another nail (my dump pouch was full of them at this point), I knelt down and moved some rocks and sand aside. I see a large dark disk covered in mud, and my heart stops.
View attachment 2026365
I call over my detecting partner and he loses it. I had just dug a silver dollar, my first ever! I snap some photos and take it to the sea to give it a washdown. Is it going to be a Peace? A Morgan? Or will it be a bazinga and my hopes and dreams are going to be smashed on the rocks? I carefully clean the mud and sand off, and the beautiful face of Anna Williams shone through on the front of my 1890 'CC' Morgan Dollar! It was 'ugly saltwater silver', but I was on cloud nine!
View attachment 2026368 View attachment 2026366

I thought this was my once-in-a-lifetime white whale find, and I was fine with that! Many detectorists go decades without finding a Morgan. Little did I know that I would be finding another less than two months later.

Fast forward to this month. I was detecting by myself in a large permission that has been VERY good to me over the years. I swung for an hour and a half, finding nothing but nails, cans, and the occasional clad. I come to an area I have detected through a dozen times and get a banging 33 signal. Not getting too excited (I had a dump pouch full of crushed soda cans) I cut my plug, lift, and see the edge of a THICK silver coin.
View attachment 2026370
My heart stopped. I took the time to snap a photo of the coin in situ before carefully freeing it from it's home for the last hundred years. I can now see that it is a dollar, but I'm not sure if it is a Peace or a Morgan.
View attachment 2026371 View attachment 2026372 View attachment 2026373
I carefully spray the mud away, and see that I have found ANOTHER Morgan dollar! TWO Morgans in two months! This one was a 1901 'O' and thankfully found in good soil so it wasn't degraded by the sea.
View attachment 2026374 View attachment 2026375 View attachment 2026376 View attachment 2026377 View attachment 2026378

Needless to say, these two finds are both the finds of a lifetime. It would be great if my luck holds out and I continue digging great finds, but I may have used up all of my luck with these two coins! Thanks for reading.
View attachment 2026379 View attachment 2026380
wow, such beauties! Getting two is pretty special, still swingin' for my first. Bravo Zulu!
 

Gare

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Dec 30, 2012
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Canton Ohio Area
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Presently using Deus's have Minelabs, Nokta's Tesoro's Have them all . Have WAY to many need to get rid of some
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Amazing !
congratulations
 

jewelerguy

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10,669
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Oklahoma
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White's XLT
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a morgan or peace dollar has always been high on my detecting wish list, but they're probably even higher on my 'things I'll never find ' list. congrats!
 

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