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    Thread Showcasing Member's Two best Finds of 2012

    It's a new year, and many of us whose detecting is currently limited by bad weather are quite likely very eager to give our detectors another workout. But until then, how about enjoying the fruits of everyone's 2012 detecting labor?

    Each member is encouraged to post their two best finds of 2012 on this thread. Simply post a photo of each find, a brief comment, and if possible, a link to the original post made in 2012.

    Yes, it can be hard to choose from the many finds made. But only two selected finds can be posted here by each member, though of course the photo of the find may be part of a group of other finds. Just make sure to indicate which find is being showcased.

    A maximum of two photos per member (one for each find) is allowed. Multiple images of the same find can be added to one photo however, to show obverse and reverse of a coin or a relic's detail, for example.

    Don't be shy now! This is not a competition. \ We all have made finds we are proud of, so why not share them with others? In the past we haven't had much in the way of participation in these types of threads, but hopefully we can set a new precedent. thumbsup01

    Post away!

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    Re: Thread Showcasing Member's Two best Finds of 2012

    Here's my two best of 2012 . A class ring that I was able to return the same day as found in January and my recently found Gold St. George medallion . Both made the banner and the ring made jewelry find of the month for January .
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    Re: Thread Showcasing Member's Two best Finds of 2012

    I have already shown my best finds in the Coin Shooting section but these are what I consider my two best of 2012. The eagle hat plate is shown restored, the other item is the early shoulder belt plate, made Best Relic for September.
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    Re: Thread Showcasing Member's Two best Finds of 2012

    here are my two picks dennis
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    Re: Thread Showcasing Member's Two best Finds of 2012

    This is a great thread already... can't wait to see more. Need to live vicariously through others' finds this time of year
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    Re: Thread Showcasing Member's Two best Finds of 2012

    Great looking stuff so far
    Here are my two, what I consider my better finds. First it would have to be the Civil War Era Pistol (1860-1867) and second my 1852 Half Dime. Happy hunting all for the 2013 season thumbsup01

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    Lots of amazing finds in the thread so far! |)

    Great idea for a thread, I would like to see a post from every member of this forum!

    I thought long and hard about it, as it is somewhat difficult to narrow my 2012 finds down to the two best. Eventually I decided on two finds, one that I found at the beginning of the year, and one that I found of the end of the year.

    1. My first seated liberty coin ever, the 1877 dime that I found on January 21, 2012. Here is my original report from that hunt:

    http://www.americandetectorist.com/f...p?topic=8661.0

    I was so excited to find my first seated coin that I texted Ill Digger, Epi-Hunter, DaddyDigger, and everyone else in my phone contacts, I think! lol

    This coin is also pictured in the month of January in the 2013 American Detectorist calendar.




    2. Sterling silver Roy Rogers ring from the 1940s that I found on December 11, 2012. Here is my original report from that hunt:

    http://www.americandetectorist.com/f...?topic=12067.0

    It was a find that was made extra special because I was on a hunt with several other forum members at the time. (Ill Digger, Silver Star, Tech125, and Ted.)



    Perfect bookends for my 2012 season. I had so much fun metal detecting in 2012! I can't wait to see what 2013 brings. thumbsup01
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    8 Large Cents, 383 Indian Heads, 2 Two Cent Pieces, 1 Capped Bust Half Dime, 1 Seated Half Dime, 9 Shield Nickels, 67 V Nickels, 121 Buffalo Nickels, 31 War Nickels, 16 Seated Dimes, 127 Barber Dimes, 383 Mercury Dimes, 233 Rosies, 4 Seated Quarters, 15 Barber Quarters, 17 Standing Liberty Quarters, 84 Silver Washingtons, 1 Seated Half, 3 Barber Halves, 16 Walking Liberty Halves

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    Re: Thread Showcasing Member's Two best Finds of 2012

    Two of my better finds from this year |
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    Re: Thread Showcasing Member's Two best Finds of 2012

    Since my wife and I hunt together I will post my best and her best. Mine is the 1853 Half Dime with Arrows found in a farm field. Her's is the 1805 Draped Bust Large Cent found in a park where an old house once was.

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    Re: Thread Showcasing Member's Two best Finds of 2012

    Some very incredible finds here. Many I can only dream of getting my coil over in 2013.

    Two of my 2012 favorites just happen to come from one hunt back in early April.

    Grabbed another Morgan dollar and my first Seated quarter.


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    Re: Thread Showcasing Member's Two best Finds of 2012

    I think my two favorite finds for 2012 are two firsts from this past year. My first Civil War store card token and my first Barber quarter.
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    Re: Thread Showcasing Member's Two best Finds of 2012

    I can't even come close to some of those finds but here are my 2 picks:
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    Re: Thread Showcasing Member's Two best Finds of 2012

    The membership made some great finds last year!

    After much deliberation .... my 2 favorite finds from last year is....
    My 1926 Illinois Chauffeurs License.


    And my second pick came on a special day!
    My first 2 cent piece!

    It just so happened to come on the same day as my first dime grand slam! <: lol

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    Re: Thread Showcasing Member's Two best Finds of 2012

    Awesome finds everyone! Just awesome! I better keep several more napkins handy. All this drooling is going to cost me a keyboard. lol

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    Re: Thread Showcasing Member's Two best Finds of 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by angellionel link=topic=12237.msg131742#msg131742 date=1357925233
    Awesome finds everyone! Just awesome! I better keep several more napkins handy. All this drooling is going to cost me a keyboard. lol
    And where are your two best finds of 2012, mister?

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    8 Large Cents, 383 Indian Heads, 2 Two Cent Pieces, 1 Capped Bust Half Dime, 1 Seated Half Dime, 9 Shield Nickels, 67 V Nickels, 121 Buffalo Nickels, 31 War Nickels, 16 Seated Dimes, 127 Barber Dimes, 383 Mercury Dimes, 233 Rosies, 4 Seated Quarters, 15 Barber Quarters, 17 Standing Liberty Quarters, 84 Silver Washingtons, 1 Seated Half, 3 Barber Halves, 16 Walking Liberty Halves

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    Re: Thread Showcasing Member's Two best Finds of 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Two-Cent link=topic=12237.msg131744#msg131744 date=1357927073
    And where are your two best finds of 2012, mister?



    Well, last year I was able to get out to detect only about 33 times, so there aren't many finds to choose from relative to other years. I still made several good finds though. My two favorites are below.

    1786 Spanish 2 Reale




    1855 Three Cent Piece. Only 139,000 were minted. Finding such a tiny coin was very exciting by itself.


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    Re: Thread Showcasing Member's Two best Finds of 2012

    ah angel , i remember the day you got that 2 reale....sigh.......remember i was going to mug you for it ?.
    that truly is a wonderful coin , and it was thanks to that hunt with the master and how he told me to hunt that i began to find so much more.

    anyway , i think my best two finds of 2012 are as followed.

    1798/99 large cent found at the site of a 1650 tavern .
    1917 standing liberty quarter found whille hunting with chrisinct and bama.





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    Re: Thread Showcasing Member's Two best Finds of 2012

    That was a fun day of detecting Lee. We do have to get together again!

    Thanks for posting your two excellent finds. The Draped Bust copper is a wonderful find, and the SLQ is lovely. All the beautiful finds posted here are making me want to go out and start chipping away at the icy ground.

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    You guys have lots of amazing finds!!!! Didn't get out much last year except for my mom's back yard and one other place so here are my two best finds. Almost forgot how to do this it's been so long-lol -1871 California half dollar and 1831 Bust half dime.
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    From the land ofthe Bluenose.....wowzer some super finds by the forum mebers. Trust that 2013 will be just as good for everyone! <
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