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    Elite Member Digger Don's Avatar
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    I Dug My Oldest Silver Yesterday. From a Bean Field!!

    I went out yesterday with Noah & Hiluxyota to hit a bean field. I did some research last year and found a site that was the county fair grounds from 1850 - 1880. We only had a chance to hit once this spring before the field was planted. ( it took a while to find the owner) On that hunt I pulled an 1875 seated dime. Yesterday it happened again, I only dug one coin out of the field all day, but it was an 1842 seated dime. My oldest silver!!
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    Before we headed home, we hit one farm house and I dug these goodies!

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    Thanks for looking, Don
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    Nice finds Don, I have been working on the same thing the last few years. Congrats D
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    Right on Don!
    Congrats!!

    Now you gotta beat that!

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    That field could be amazing! Hope you detect it for many years with many finds!! Congrats on your oldest US silver!
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    Congrats on your oldest. WTG Don!
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    Congrats on your oldest US Silver coin! Outstanding!
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    Only thing about getting your oldest US silver is that now you need to recover one that is older. Congrats on your seated....
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    Way to go Don! She's worn but who cares! The Capped Bust silver era now awaits you.

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    Congrats Don! The beauty of this hobby is that once you hit a goal, there is always another goal.
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    Congrats on your oldest silver, Don! That is a very early Seated! Just five years older and you would be into the Capped Bust Dimes. It makes you wonder who lost that one. Ten cents was a lot of money back then. It looks like it was probably in circulation for 20-30 years.

    Way to go! I bet that one put a big smile on your face!

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    Congrats on your oldest silver Don!! The other finds are stellar too.

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