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    Cool Snagged A Walker Today

    Hi Yall,

    I got out today for a short hunt with my buddies and found this.

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    Last edited by freemindstuck; 09-14-2015 at 10:50 PM.

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    Congrats on a nice looking old walker! I haven't found a half yet this year!

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    Congrats on a great one , loved the picture progression .

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    Congrats! Beautiful to see a walker half recovered!
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    Congrats! It's a nice early one too!
    Detectors I use: Minelab Equinox 900 & Manticore
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    Nice 1917-S. A pretty early one. I'd like to find one of these sometime.

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    And it's a nice early Walker too! I love the photos of the coin. Nothing like the sight of big silver in the dirt!

    Isn't it wonderful that such coins are still out there waiting to be found?

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    10 Large Cents, 415 Indian Heads, 2 Two Cent Pieces, 1 Capped Bust Half Dime, 1 Seated Half Dime, 10 Shield Nickels, 68 V Nickels, 124 Buffalo Nickels, 31 War Nickels, 16 Seated Dimes, 131 Barber Dimes, 405 Mercury Dimes, 249 Rosies, 4 Seated Quarters, 18 Barber Quarters, 20 Standing Liberty Quarters, 89 Silver Washingtons, 1 Seated Half, 3 Barber Halves, 16 Walking Liberty Halves

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Two-Cent View Post
    And it's a nice early Walker too! I love the photos of the coin. Nothing like the sight of big silver in the dirt!

    Isn't it wonderful that such coins are still out there waiting to be found?
    It takes some real self control to not knock a little dirt off to see what kind of half it is. At the point I took the dirt pics I still didn't know exactly what I had. Reaching for my camera instead of my water bottle, so I can clean the coin, takes discipline!

    "Isn't it wonderful that such coins are still out there waiting to be found?" -Tony

    Tony, You just summed up my whole philosophy when detecting. I think this not only in general, but even when hitting that yard that's been pounded for the umpteenth time.

    Thanks for all the comments guys!
    Last edited by freemindstuck; 09-15-2015 at 01:16 PM.

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    Oh boy! That's sooo exciting! Nothing better than large silver....and an early one! Congrats!!
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    Congrats on a great looking Walker. Nice old one too. We usually see them from the 40s
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    Great early Walker

    Quote Originally Posted by freemindstuck View Post
    It takes some real self control to not knock a little dirt off to see what kind of half it is.
    you said it its hard not to want an clean a coin in the field !!
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    so don't expect it from cheap people"

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    Excellent coin! Walkers are among the most beautiful of all US coins in my opinion.

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    Sweet!

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    Congrats! Great looking walker! I always rub the dirt off... I have no self discipline

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    Nice early walker. I think those are the nicest looking halves

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    What a beautiful coin!! Congrats on your find!!
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    Great walker!

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    Congrats, beautiful coin!
    Equipment:
    Minelab: CTX 3030, GPX 4800, X-Terra 705. Whites TDI SL.

    2024: Silver 1, Gold 0
    Best finds: 28 silver dime spill, 1800s Dutch customs seal.
    Oldest/best coins: Late 1700's Chinese Cash Coin, 1837 Upper Canada large cent, 1877 Seated Dime
    Oldest Relic find: 1800 Sailors Luck token
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    Quote: Treasures are like potato chips, you can never have just one!

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