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    Bucket List Find

    Hello everyone!

    I've been working to get access to this area for two years, finally I received the 'go ahead'.

    The area is about 3 acres total and dates back to the late 1840's/ early 50's. On this side (left) of the Mississippi river = dream land!!

    I wandered around for about 90 minutes before getting this deep hit -





    I never really thought I'd get this one... but I am very thankful I did.

    A tough find anywhere, especially so on our side of the river. Although I had another 30 minutes to hunt, I turned off my machine
    and headed to my buddy's house to share the coin.

    Both Ron and I will be heading back to this site later in the week. Hopefully my buddy will be able to cross the same one of his list too.

    Thanks for looking and best of luck on your next hunt.
    Last edited by jkress; 09-21-2014 at 10:54 PM.

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    Hey Joe!! Long time no see stranger!!
    Well I'm glad you decided to drop in and share this awesome find!!
    That's one not seen too much this side of the Ohio river not to mention the Mississippi!
    Great, great find my friend!!
    Congrats!

    Be expecting a call from me in the next month or so. I've got a spot lined up not from from you and the big river. I'd like it if you could make it.
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    Congrats!

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    Joe, nothing like knocking one off the bucket list. And that is a fine coin to find. Many of us are still seeking a capped bust silver. Hope your return trip can produce again.

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    Great to see a post from you, Joe!

    And what a post it is! CAPPED BUST SILVER!


    That is a scarce find anywhere, but especially so west of the Mississippi. Man, that is such an awesome coin! Huge congrats on that incredible bucket list find, my friend! I am very happy for you. Hopefully there is more to be found at that site. Best of luck to you and Ron on your next hunt there.


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    Awesome Find! Those sure are hard to find. On my list as well.
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    great find Joe.
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    That's not a coin I think I'll ever see in my dirt pile. That is a great coin and still looks pretty decent. Great find. WD
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    Incredible you found that so far out west. Amazing find!!! Big congrats!!!
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    Wow! Major congrats!
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    Hi Joe!!! Glad to see you back here!

    What an incredible find! Can't wait to see what else you manage to dig up from that site.
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    Very nice find. It sure is on my list too !

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    Nice to see you posting some finds Joe Capped bust silver is a great find anywhere but your right its almost unheard of west of the "big river" and makes it really special very nice to see you finding items on your bucket list sir.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ill Digger View Post
    Well I'm glad you decided to drop in and share this awesome find!!
    That's one not seen too much this side of the Ohio river not to mention the Mississippi!
    Great, great find my friend!!
    Congrats!
    Be expecting a call from me in the next month or so. I've got a spot lined up not from from you and the big river. I'd like it if you could make it.
    Thanks buddy. This one was definitely worth sharing with you all. You are right, left of the Ohio is hard to come up with one too.
    It was great talking with you tonight... the site sounds awesome!!!


    Quote Originally Posted by chief5709 View Post
    Congrats!
    I appreciate it chief. Hopefully there are a few more oldies hiding there.

    Quote Originally Posted by aloldstuff View Post
    Joe, nothing like knocking one off the bucket list. And that is a fine coin to find. Many of us are still seeking a capped bust silver. Hope your return trip can produce again.
    It was a bucket list coin I really didn't expect to find Al. She's definitely worn... but still counts.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Rebel View Post
    Awesome Find! Those sure are hard to find. On my list as well.
    Thank you Rebel, best of luck to you on your search for one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Two-Cent View Post
    Great to see a post from you, Joe!

    That is a scarce find anywhere, but especially so west of the Mississippi. Man, that is such an awesome coin! Huge congrats on that incredible bucket list find, my friend! I am very happy for you. Hopefully there is more to be found at that site. Best of luck to you and Ron on your next hunt there.
    I never thought I would have the words Capped Bust Silver in one of my posts. It is surprising and addicting to see what pops up under the next plug.
    Hopefully Ron will be able to cross this one off his list too after our next hunt here. This would make my day. By the way... loved your CP Half Dime!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Epi-hunter View Post
    Hi Joe!!! Glad to see you back here!

    What an incredible find! Can't wait to see what else you manage to dig up from that site.
    It is great to be back here with a forum worthy find. Like I said - 1974, 1874, 1774... I should have called you first. lol Next time for sure!
    Let me know when you are back in the midwest.

    Quote Originally Posted by Taltahull View Post
    Very nice find. It sure is on my list too !
    Thanks Taltahull. I hope you are able to get over one soon.

    Quote Originally Posted by del View Post
    Nice to see you posting some finds Joe Capped bust silver is a great find anywhere but your right its almost unheard of west of the "big river" and makes it really special very nice to see you finding items on your bucket list sir.
    Hey there Dan. First thing I thought of when pulling this one from the ground was... "This is one like Dan, Dave and George find out there".

    Nothing quite like the beautiful 1825 specimen you found recently.



    Thank you again everybody.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave in iowa View Post
    great find Joe.
    Hey there Dave. Thanks, it was a nice one to save from the ground.

    Quote Originally Posted by wisconsin digger View Post
    That's not a coin I think I'll ever see in my dirt pile. That is a great coin and still looks pretty decent. Great find. WD
    Sooner or later you get your coil over one in Wi. There's bound to be one just waiting for your coil to get over.

    Quote Originally Posted by Isaac View Post
    Incredible you found that so far out west. Amazing find!!! Big congrats!!!
    I'm only about half way West, but I was amazed after rescuing this dime from the ground. Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Digger View Post
    Wow! Major congrats!
    Thank you Mr. Digger. It was a fun hunt.

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    Wow Joe! Super find! Yes, that one is on most of our bucket lists here in the Midwest! Congrats on getting permission and good luck on your return trips!
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    WOW !!!! How did I miss this thread ? Way to go Joe !!!! Those truly are hard to find .
    I even had a hard time finding mine at a coin shop several years back . Super congrats on a coin I would love to dig up .

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    Certainly a bucket list find. With all the large cents and colonials I've found in the last year as well as 8 pieces of Spanish silver I've yet to find a US bust silver coin. Nice find. Color me jealous.
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