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    Slow Start / Fantastic Ending

    Tim and headed west to hit a town that was established in 1843. Lots of old houses so our hopes were high.
    We hunted there most of the day. My haul from that town was 2 Rosies. Ouch!

    On the way home, we came upon a beautiful 1870s house. Tim went up and got us the permission and was told by the owner that the yard has never been detected, so once again we had high hopes. Tim wasn't on the lawn more than 5 minutes and already dug 3 Indians. I dug a 1912 Taft Watch Fob. it came out in 3 pieces.

    A bit later I see Tim pulling out another Indian. I'm starting to get a little discouraged, I cant find Indian for the life of me. Finally I get a 12-34 at about 8 inches. I get down to it and to my surprise, it was an 1856-O Half Dime. OK, my day was just made!!! In the next half hour or so, I dug a copper wedding band, a flat button and a 42-S merc. Oh yeah, and an 1893 Indian. It turned out to be a great day!!
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    Oldest Coin: 1699 William III Halfpenny
    SILVER COINS
    Life Time 912

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    Silver 4
    Indian 1, V nik 1, , Merc 2, Barber Dime 1, Seated dime 1,


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    WOW!!!! Don!!! Awesome!!
    Those half dimes are rare!!!!! Huge congrats! Can you go back?
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    great day Don , love the half dimes and that fob is a pretty cool piece of history too!

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    Those are great finds, especially the 1/2 Dime!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OxShoeDrew View Post
    WOW!!!! Don!!! Awesome!!
    Those half dimes are rare!!!!! Huge congrats! Can you go back?
    Yep, we never touched the back yard
    Oldest Coin: 1699 William III Halfpenny
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    Silver 4
    Indian 1, V nik 1, , Merc 2, Barber Dime 1, Seated dime 1,


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    Awesome finds! Love the old silver!!
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    Great hunt guys. Hope there is a video on this one. It was a great day to get out Sunday. Thx for posting WD
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    59 silver - Goal 71 (2022 Finds) - 1 Barber Half - 2 Barber Quarterss - 2 SLQ - 4 Washington's - 3 Barber Dimes - 26 Mercury Dimes - 16 Roosevelt Dimes - 2 V Nickels - 13 Buffalo Nickels - 5 Siver Nickels - 1 Two Cent Piece - 6 Indians - 154 wheats - $153.42 Clad Milestones: 7000 clad dimes

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    Slows starts, denied permissions, hunted-out yards, finds like an 1856 Half Dime make it all worth it!

    This is why we do what we do, to experience the thrill of a find like this.

    Congrats, Don! That is awesome!
    Lifetime totals:
    9 Large Cents, 413 Indian Heads, 2 Two Cent Pieces, 1 Capped Bust Half Dime, 1 Seated Half Dime, 10 Shield Nickels, 67 V Nickels, 123 Buffalo Nickels, 31 War Nickels, 16 Seated Dimes, 130 Barber Dimes, 397 Mercury Dimes, 244 Rosies, 4 Seated Quarters, 17 Barber Quarters, 18 Standing Liberty Quarters, 88 Silver Washingtons, 1 Seated Half, 3 Barber Halves, 16 Walking Liberty Halves

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    That is awesome Don! I bet you would do it all over again. Congrats on the finds!
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    Would have been an epic video but I didn't feel like going back to the car for the phone.

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