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    1845 Half Dime! My oldest US Silver coin!

    Got out yesterday with Danny LaMontagne for some colonial cellar hole digging. We hiked for six miles and, wouldn't you know it, I made my best find at the furthest point in the hike! I found an 1845 Seated Liberty Half Dime. It's now my oldest US Silver Coin and only the second Half Dime I have found in 24 years of detecting. The previous holder of "oldest US Silver" in my collection was the 1856O Half Dime that I dug in a Confederate Civil War mustering camp about 15 - 20 years ago.Name:  45442045_10212813723201507_7067180432856449024_n.jpg
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    Nice looking too, congrats on a great find!
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    Wow. Congrats!!. It's in nice shape too! I bet that made the 6 mile walk back to the car a little more pleasant!

    There seems to be a few " Oldest silvers" this week. I hope that trend continues for other AD members!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digger_O'Dell View Post
    Nice looking too, congrats on a great find!
    It is nice looking for being stepped on by several oxen and run over with wooden carts!
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    I notice that about Del. He makes you walk about 6 to 9 miles just to find a good coin! Congrats on your oldest silver--seems like everyone is hitting their oldest silvers this week! Best wishes and happy hunting, Dave.
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    Donny B....that maybe your oldest "US" silver, but do I need to remind you that you have an "American" silver that is almost 200 years older than that!
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    WTG Donnie! You had a great day to be out in the woods!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lodge Scent View Post
    but do I need to remind you that you have an "American" silver that is almost 200 years older than that!
    Oh? I told you about that coin?
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    Jeff remembered!
    Six miles one way? You guys are out of my league. I don't like to hike more than 50 yards anymore Paid off though...congrats!

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    That coin was stepped on by many , maybe even by me ! It alone was worth the hike in my opinion , Congrats Donnie !
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    Awesome coin! Everyone has been finding their oldest US silver lately. Congrats to all!
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    You had to work for that one Donnie! But it was worth it man. Great find and congrats! If someone told me I needed to hike 10 miles for a pre-1850 US silver coin I'd do it in a heartbeat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by del View Post
    That coin was stepped on by many , maybe even by me ! It alone was worth the hike in my opinion , Congrats Donnie !
    Thanks for calling me over when you found that little hot spot. I wouldn't have found it if you hadn't done that Danny. Yes, it was worth the hike! Early US Silver is good for bad hips!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lodge Scent View Post
    Donny B....that maybe your oldest "US" silver, but do I need to remind you that you have an "American" silver that is almost 200 years older than that!
    Good point.....congrats on your 2nd 1/2 dime. A 6 mile walk....I'd be crawling out.
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    Congrats on the oldest silver
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    that one is a dandy! congrats!

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    Congrats on a fantastic find, WTG.
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