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    Street Project Bucketlister - 1871 Seated Half

    I made it out for about 90 minutes at a street project last night before dusk and into the dark and made some great finds, including this solid and sweet 33-34 on the Nox. I pulled out a large grey disc and I knew I had a coin and suspected it was a half. When I got back to the car I could see the seated liberty design and was blown away. Earlier this year I found two 1876 seated dimes at this same spot on the other side of the street, now I just need to find the quarter Unfortunately, the half being under a sidewalk for the past 125+ years, was not kind to it and it is very pitted and a bit toasted on the back, but I'm not complaining one bit.

    Other finds included 1901 and 1905 V Nickels, three IH's, a Merc, a Wash Q and quite a few wheat cents. And yes, that is the top to an empty coin purse clasp with bits of leather still inside.

    This definitely made, what has been an awesome year of MDing, even better!
    Thanks for looking!

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    congrats. I still dream about it first one.

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    This ain't no beauty contest! And she's a winner man!
    Congrats on knocking that one of the wishlist!
    I have to agree, you are having one heck of a year!
    Keep after it! Still got 2 months and some change left to sweeten the yearly totals.
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    You ARE having a great year, Darren! You got every speck of dirt off those coins. How'd you do it?
    Congrats on BIG OLD silver!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ill Digger View Post
    This ain't no beauty contest! And she's a winner man!
    Congrats on knocking that one of the wishlist!
    I have to agree, you are having one heck of a year!
    Keep after it! Still got 2 months and some change left to sweeten the yearly totals.
    Thanks Tim! Trust me, Iíll be digging until the deep freeze!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OxShoeDrew View Post
    You ARE having a great year, Darren! You got every speck of dirt off those coins. How'd you do it?
    Congrats on BIG OLD silver!
    Thanks Drew! For cleaning, most pennies and nickels go separately in the tumbler from these projects. The silver is usually just warm water and a tooth brush, sometimes a little bit of baking soda as well.
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    Welcome to the seated half club! It's odd to me that the coins under the concrete get so damaged. You almost think they'd be protected from the elements instead they always look worse. You've done very well this year and I always look forward to your posts. Happy digging!
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    Wow that is a hard to find coin! You have had an awesome year!
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    Good job on the recoveries. That silver has seen better days but better that it's no longer in the ground anymore.
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    Congrats on the bucket lister and the 100+ silver coins. WD
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    Congrats on finding an elusive coin that is on most people's bucket list! I bet the person who lost it 100+ years ago was pretty upset. Now Lady Liberty sees the light of day again. Wonderful!

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    That is awesome! Congrats Milco!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Full Metal Digger View Post
    Welcome to the seated half club! It's odd to me that the coins under the concrete get so damaged. You almost think they'd be protected from the elements instead they always look worse. You've done very well this year and I always look forward to your posts. Happy digging!
    I could be wrong, but here's my theory on why these coins that are trapped under concrete get so corroded. I believe it from the lime and chloride and other chemicals that are in the concrete, leaching out over time. And those harsh chemicals mixed with rain water and a century to "cook" away at the coin is whats doing it.
    But thats just my guess.
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    she may be pitted, but she's still gorgeous. Great find!!!
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    WOW! You really don't see a lot of seated halves come out of the ground.....in any condition. Congrats.
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    That bunch would have been exciting unearth. Congrats

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