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    Thread Showcasing Member's Two best Finds of 2013

    I guess we should have done this back in January, but now you've had three months to think about it!

    Each member is encouraged to post their two best finds of 2013 on this thread. Simply post a photo of each find, a brief comment, and if possible, a link to the original post made in 2013.

    Don't be shy! This is not a competition, just a thread for everyone to showcase their two best finds from 2013.

    Post away!

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    Finally, a post in this thread!

    Those are two incredible finds, aWAREdetector!

    Let's see some more great finds from other members!
    Lifetime totals:
    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

    YouTube Channel: Tony Two-Cent https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmz...RlHTBIU42bUORg

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    Here are my two best finds from 2013:

    I found this 1893-S Barber Quarter at "Two-Cent Park" on April 6, 2013. Here is my original thread from that hunt:

    http://www.americandetectorist.com/f...All&highlight=





    And I found this 1882 dog tag in a small town in Indiana on August 17, 2013. Here is my original thread from that hunt:

    http://www.americandetectorist.com/f...Tag&highlight=


    Lifetime totals:
    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

    YouTube Channel: Tony Two-Cent https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmz...RlHTBIU42bUORg

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    Elite Member Digger Don's Avatar
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    these may not be very unique finds, but they are my first 2 silvers everName:  barber dime 007.jpg
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    Oldest Coin: 1699 William III Halfpenny
    SILVER COINS

    2014-
    147
    2015- 159 2016- 116 2017- 136 2018- 139
    2019- 75

    Indians 75,Lrg.Cnt 2,V 2,war nik 1,Buff 9,Rosie 17,Merc 30,Barber Dime 3,Seated Dime 1,Wash Qtr 10,SLQ 2,Barber Qtr 5,Walker 4,Barber half 1,Slvr ring 5,Gold ring 1, 1831 William IV 1,

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    It's always hard to say which were my best finds but I picked two out to show, the half dollar I found in the woods in Battle Creek and the gold ring I found in a Kalamazoo city park.


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    Here are my two best finds of 2013

    I found this 1877 Trade dollar in my friends yard in Crownsville,Md.It was a nice day in March when searched that day.My friend had told me that the B&O railroad conductor once lived there and the tracks used to run right beside his home.The 1876 SeatedLQ,I found in Dec. in a football field across from my home.I`ve researched old maps and found that land was once a farm in the 1860s.
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    Tony , I'm not sure how I missed this topic

    Wow , I see some great finds , all are definitely "finds of the year" or "of a life" time in my book


    My two that I've listed represent the epitome of what I strive for cellar hole hunting here in New England.

    the first is my 1690 to 1720 solid silver shoe buckle , it is extremely rare to find one this old , all silver and complete. Silver and gold buckles worn back then represented a person with huge wealth , influence and or prominent in the community.

    http://www.americandetectorist.com/f...-s-era-silver-!!





    and my second item is this extremely rare 1787 Connecticut state copper , It has been confirmed as a Miller 37.6-B. variety with as few as 5 to 8 known in collections.

    http://www.americandetectorist.com/f...hunt-w-Coinnut





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    Click here to view my finds album

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    Sometimes it's hard to pick favorites, but as I had never found a 2 reale or a seated half dollar I picked these as my best for 2013. The seated half was in the same hole as a seated quarter. The 2 reale came out of a dug up parking lot where I also found an 1817 and 1820 large cent. The 1817 large cent was actually sticking out of the ground.
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    Best Finds for 2015

    1871 British Gold half sovereign
    1786 New Jersey copper

    1786 Vermont Landscape
    2 - 1787 Connecticut coppers
    4 King George II halfpence
    2 King George II Farthings
    3 Large cents
    5 - 1864 2 Cent Pieces
    1857 Seated Dime
    4 Barber Dimes
    Standing Liberty Quarter
    21 Addt'l Silver Dimes
    8 War Nickels
    31 Indians
    5 Shield nickels & 8 V nickels
    Victorian Silver Match Case c.1880
    29 Gram 14k gold bracelet

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    Ok gotta catch up.

    Rev War Loyalist King's American Regiment button & 1500s French Douzain countermarked with a fleur de lys for the colonies. I have been able to straighten it, just don't have a picture.
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    I made some nice finds in 2013 so it was tough to choose just 2, but here they are.

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