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    Short scouting hunt nets my biggest silver find!

    Hi all,
    I stopped after work this morning for a short scouting hunt to check out the ground conditions and get a feel for the new permission I got.
    Found out very quickly it's going to be a really tough site. Like the typical park it has a lot of trash, but it's also really loaded with iron from a building that used to be there. I switched over to my open screen program I use for cellar hunting and it started to pay off quickly. I wasn't there a couple swings and dug a 1923 wheatie. After that it was some clad and one more wheat by the end.
    I had the idea before headed out to try a few swings at the lip of the ravine and got an ear blowing 12-48. I was thinking another buried crushed aluminum can, but couldn't resist. At about 3 inches I saw shiny chain links. Thought it was just another dog chain, but when I removed it I realized it was a very heavy chain bracelet. Checked the latch and sure enough it's stamped Mexico and .925!

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    Very nice , I`m in to those parks as well. Keep at them.

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    Whoa! 55 grams of 925!
    Nice hunk of silver there Chris!
    Congrats!
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    I agree with Tim, Nice hunk of Silver!!
    It appears to be in great shape as well.
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    Yeah, I was very surprised to see the .925 stamp, and then after cleaning that the latch still works! Only damage seems to be a safety link along the side of the latch is missing. Looked up similar bracelets being curious and found them priced new from $165 to well over $300! (one similar designer bracelet listed for $1000)
    The only letdown was the wheatie being a 1923. At first I thought it was a 1922 without the mint mark which is a key error coin and very high value. Starts at well over $700 in G4 condition.
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    Nice jink of silver Chris. WD
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    Nice enough to wear!

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    Part of the Mr. T. starter set! Nice find DO'D!

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    Gotta love that silver!! Congrats
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    That's hefty! Congrats!
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    Big silver, nice!
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    Awesome find Digger

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    Huge hunk of 925.....better than that crushed can you were thinking.
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    Big ol'chunk of silver Chris ! congrats !! you've been lucky on the bracelets lately !!
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    That's a huge piece of nice silver!
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    Thanks everyone! Certainly been lucky with the bracelets like Dan said, and amazed to see both to be banner worthy. The plan is to spend a whole day out at that site this weekend and really hope to see some seated and old coppers.
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    That's a lot of silver for sure. Nice find.

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    Good chance there's more where that came from! Congrats


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    Very nice Chris, that is a big chunk of silver, WTG.
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