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    Veteran Member Bucknut's Avatar
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    SE Michigan

    Cool spil to start 2021

    The last few weeks have been warm enough to allow me to do some detecting here in Michigan. The spill came last week when I visited an old fairgrounds and came across a nickel signal that also jumped high on the VDI scale. About 8 inches down I found a couple V nickels and then I found another in my dirt pile. Then rechecking the hole I got another hit and out came what I think is an old key fob that says "Ford Moror Co." and then rechecking the hole again a slick old barber dime showed up. It is an 1896 S and is a semi key date...too bad it is smooth and has a bit of environmental damage as it would have been worth a decent amount of money but its cool to find a semi key date no matter the condition.

    So the spill had an 1896S dime, 1884, 1908 and 1911 V nickels and then the Ford Motor Co tag or key fob in it.

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    The other items I found this past weekend.

    Thanks for looking! Jared
    Detectors I use: Minelab Equinox 800 x2
    2021 Season Totals:
    Clad: $15.22
    Indians: 4
    Wheaties: 49
    Silver: 14
    Favorite 2021 find: 1896S semi-key dime

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    Elite Member Digger Don's Avatar
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    Northern Illinois
    Nice start to the year Jared!!
    I still haven't been able to get out yet this year. hopefully soon.
    Oldest Coin: 1699 William III Halfpenny
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    Silver 4
    Indian 8, Rosie 4, Merc 4, Barber Dime 1, War nik 1, Buff 1, Walker 1, Slvr Ring 3
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    Global Moderator OxShoeDrew's Avatar
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    Can't beat that! Your heart must have been pounding with each coin. We're still hunting here in NE as well! Keep it up, Jared!
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    That was an awesome coin spill! Congrats on the semi-key 1896-S Barber Dime. It guides for $80 in G4 condition.

    It's great that you are able to detect this time of year.

    Terrific hunt!
    Lifetime totals:
    9 Large Cents, 395 Indian Heads, 2 Two Cent Pieces, 1 Capped Bust Half Dime, 1 Seated Half Dime, 10 Shield Nickels, 67 V Nickels, 122 Buffalo Nickels, 31 War Nickels, 16 Seated Dimes, 128 Barber Dimes, 386 Mercury Dimes, 240 Rosies, 4 Seated Quarters, 15 Barber Quarters, 17 Standing Liberty Quarters, 86 Silver Washingtons, 1 Seated Half, 3 Barber Halves, 16 Walking Liberty Halves

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    Wayne Wisconsin
    Nice spill and the barber is as good as the one in my set and I had to buy that one. Congrats on the spill. I probably have at least 2 months before I get out. WD
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    30 silver - Goal 100 (2021 Finds)1st Morgan Dollar - Barber Half - Walking Half - 1923 SLQ - 10 Indians - 1 "V" nickel - 2 Buffalos

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    Global Moderator Ill Digger's Avatar
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    N. Illinois
    Yes sir, nice way to start the new year!
    Congrats Jared!
    Some days you get the corn, some days you get the cob
    ​Oldest coin: ​70 B.C. REMI tribe gold qtr. Stater
    Oldest U.S. coin: 1814 Capped Bust Dime

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