View Poll Results: Where have you found the most bucket list finds?

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  • Public Parks and School Yards

    4 40.00%
  • Cellar Holes

    4 40.00%
  • Farm Fields

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  • Private Residence Yards

    1 10.00%
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Thread: Poll: Bucket List Finds

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    Poll: Bucket List Finds

    Where have you found the most bucket list finds?

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    most of my "bucket listers " have come from very very hunted out cellar hole sites
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    I have found 8 items on my bucket list. Five of them came from public parks, 1 from a farm field, 2 from private yards.
    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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    You must have rare items on your bucket list, Tony.
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    Most from public parks or other public property as it's probably 98% of my hunting. One item of note was to find a CW token and found it in a small remote "town" of maybe 20 people at a small triangle park at the junction of 2 roads and a tiny connector street. Had high hopes for more, but got some Karen threatening to call police if I didn't leave. My first seated coin was found in a park in central Illinois that I later found Tony and others had pounded before I hunted there. (My 2nd one was found local to me under a sidewalk slab as they were being pulled up during construction-again, missed by maybe 6 other detectorists who got there minutes before me.)
    My first LC was at a church yard in an old ditch bordering what used to be an animal pasture 100 years ago. Very lucky fins as it was perfect detecting conditions and it was the faintest whisper of a signal with the 17" coil and near maximum sensitivity-dug it at almost 24" The 2nd was found at an old cemetery at the edge of the driveway just under the grass clippings.
    I've had many unexpected finds that were not exactly bucket listers as I wasn't really aware of their existence, or figured they were not viable goals, but extremely happy when they did turn up. Items like a post CW token for Union veterans made from CW cannons, sailor's luck token (currently on loan to a museum), flax bale seal from Europe, Canadian LC, and Canadian half cent I wasn't aware existed.
    Of course there are lots of other more common things on my bucket list that should have materialized long ago but for some reason haven't, such as a trime, 2 cent piece, or even a shield nickel. Of course still want to find that gold coin or 20 cent silver!
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    2017 -Silver 28 Bling 18 Gold 2
    2018 Silver 8 Bling 1 Gold 1
    2019 Silver 7 Silver bling 2
    2020/21 Nothing worth mentioning

    Best finds: 28 silver dime spill, 1800s Dutch customs seal.
    Oldest/best coin: 1837 Upper Canada large cent
    Oldest find: 1800 Sailors Luck token
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    Maybe I should write out an actual bucket list. If I was to do that today, a Vermont Landscape copper in XF condition would be at the top.
    Oldest find: 5,000 year old copper spearhead
    Oldest coin: 1699 William III halfpenny
    Purdiest coin: 1832 Capped Bust quarter
    Coolest find: USA button with blue threads still on shank

    "He who would search for pearls must dive below."

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    Quote Originally Posted by OxShoeDrew View Post
    You must have rare items on your bucket list, Tony.
    Here's the bucket list I made soon after getting my E-Trac in 2011. I placed them in order of most likely to find to least likely.

    Items I have found are highlighted in green.

    I omitted items that I will likely never find like a Twenty Cent Piece, gold coin, US flowing hair silver, Pine Tree Shilling, etc.

    From a public park:
    Seated Dime
    Shield Nickel
    Barber Half
    Two Cent Piece
    Seated Quarter

    From a farm field:
    Fatty Indian Head

    From a private yard:
    Half Dime
    Seated Half

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    Last edited by Tony Two-Cent; 11-17-2022 at 10:19 AM.
    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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    I like your Bucket List Tony! Interesting that you found, as you predicted, the easier top items first so far.

    Many of my bucket list coins have been from farm fields or private yards but I have found probably half of my bucket listers from parks or schools including a Spanish Real, Capped Bust Half Dime, Fatties and Flying Eagles.

    But there is one coin that remains on my list that I really want to find. There was a post here about 1-2 years ago and no one commented that they had found one either...it is the ever elusive 1955 Silver Rosie Dime!
    Last edited by Bucknut; 11-18-2022 at 01:57 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucknut View Post
    But there is one coin that remains on my list that I really want to find. There was a post here about 1-2 years ago and no one commented that they had found one either...it is the ever elusive 1955 Silver Rosie Dime!
    I remember that! I've never found one either. I posted about it here back in 2019:

    http://www.americandetectorist.com/f...l=1#post229628
    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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    Since you started it Tony, here's my "unofficial" coin bucket list.

    Found:

    Fatty IHP (farm field)
    Large Cent (field)
    V nickel (yard)
    Dated SLQ (scout camp)
    Franklin Half Half (school/park/sidewalk)
    Walker Half (park)
    Seated Dime (park)
    Barber Quarter (yard at farm house)

    Not yet found (viable) Many of these seem to be common finds even in my area, I can't seem to hit any of them.

    Flying Eagle cent
    one each type LC and half cent
    Two cent piece
    Trime
    Shield Nickel
    Seated quarter
    Seated half
    Any gold (US) coin
    CB dime, quarter, half

    Not yet found (rare or not in my area and would likely have to travel to find them)

    Fugio Cent
    Colonial state coppers
    Colonial English coppers
    Flowing hair cent
    Half Dime
    DB dime, quarter, half
    Spanish Reale
    Spanish Silver and gold Cob

    Fantasy Finds

    $4 gold Stella
    20 cent piece
    Any flowing hair silver coin
    Gobrecht Dollar
    Gold Cob/Doubloon
    gold and silver ingot (Last 2 from 1715 fleet shipwrecks)
    Last edited by Digger_O'Dell; 11-18-2022 at 03:14 PM.
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    2017 -Silver 28 Bling 18 Gold 2
    2018 Silver 8 Bling 1 Gold 1
    2019 Silver 7 Silver bling 2
    2020/21 Nothing worth mentioning

    Best finds: 28 silver dime spill, 1800s Dutch customs seal.
    Oldest/best coin: 1837 Upper Canada large cent
    Oldest find: 1800 Sailors Luck token
    You Tube: Rediscovering America

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    I'm impressed at the organization of these lists!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OxShoeDrew View Post
    I'm impressed at the organization of these lists!
    Have to do something in the off season!
    Equipment:
    Minelab: CTX 3030, GPX 4800, X-Terra 705. Whites TDI SL.

    2017 -Silver 28 Bling 18 Gold 2
    2018 Silver 8 Bling 1 Gold 1
    2019 Silver 7 Silver bling 2
    2020/21 Nothing worth mentioning

    Best finds: 28 silver dime spill, 1800s Dutch customs seal.
    Oldest/best coin: 1837 Upper Canada large cent
    Oldest find: 1800 Sailors Luck token
    You Tube: Rediscovering America

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    My firsts:
    Indian Church
    Fatty Court House
    Large Cen Yard
    Half Cent Field
    Barber Dime Yard ( Oldest field )
    Barber Qtr Yard
    Barber Half Yard
    SLQ Yard
    Seated 1/2 Dime Church
    Seated Dime Yard
    Seated Quarter Yard
    Seated Half Yard
    Franklin Half Yard
    Walker Yard
    Trime Park
    Shield Nik Yard
    V Nik Park
    Morgan Dollar Yard
    Two Cent Yard
    Canadian fish scale Yard
    Woods Hibernia Field
    CW Store Token Yard

    Still Looking:
    Any Capped Bust
    Flying Eagle
    Peace Dollar
    Spanish Silver
    Three Cent Nik
    Gold Coin
    Mason Jar That isn't empty!
    Anything Dave found in Germany
    Last edited by Digger Don; 11-20-2022 at 11:56 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digger Don View Post
    My firsts:
    Indian Church
    Fatty Court House
    Large Cen Yard
    Half Cent Field
    Barber Dime Yard ( Oldest field )
    Barber Qtr Yard
    Barber Half Yard
    SLQ Yard
    Seated 1/2 Dime Church
    Seated Dime Yard
    Seated Quarter Yard
    Seated Half Yard
    Franklin Half Yard
    Walker Yard
    Trime Park
    Shield Nik Yard
    V Nik Park
    Morgan Dollar Yard
    Two Cent Yard
    Canadian fish scale Yard
    Woods Hibernia Field
    CW Store Token Yard

    Still Looking:
    Any Capped Bust
    Flying Eagle
    Peace Dollar
    Spanish Silver
    Three Cent Nik
    Gold Coin
    Mason Jar That isn't empty!
    Anything Dave found in Germany
    Amazing how hard it seems to be to pull up a Flying Eagle cent, even for Don who has a nose for finding so many amazing coins. We can hunt the same yard mere feet from each other and I'll find wheaties or pull tabs while he nails IH's, Seated, and LCs.
    Equipment:
    Minelab: CTX 3030, GPX 4800, X-Terra 705. Whites TDI SL.

    2017 -Silver 28 Bling 18 Gold 2
    2018 Silver 8 Bling 1 Gold 1
    2019 Silver 7 Silver bling 2
    2020/21 Nothing worth mentioning

    Best finds: 28 silver dime spill, 1800s Dutch customs seal.
    Oldest/best coin: 1837 Upper Canada large cent
    Oldest find: 1800 Sailors Luck token
    You Tube: Rediscovering America

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    Very interesting and entertaining post. It's interesting that many of us share some elusive coins in common. I have been a detectorist for 25 years and have never found the following coins:

    Trime
    Shield Nickel
    Three Cent Nickel
    Classic Head Large Cent (thought I had one recently but my eyes deceived me)
    Liberty Cap Large Cent (watched Dan dig one)
    Flowing Hair anything
    Nova Constellatio
    Vermont State Copper
    Zero Gold Coins

    Finally crossed a Capped Bust Dime off the list a few weeks ago that was five minutes from my house.
    And, everyone knows that I dug up a Pine Tree Shilling a few years ago thanks to Dan and his nose for cellar holes.
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    I'd like to find a Pine Tree like Donnie,
    gold coin
    mourning jewelry
    3 cent nickel
    Silver Buckle
    Peace Dollar
    Civil War token
    Russian Kopek

    I find most stuff at cellar holes and adjacent fields.
    Last edited by OxShoeDrew; 11-22-2022 at 02:35 PM.
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    In my years of detecting - which is only about 10 at this point, I've been lucky to find many great relics and old coins both here and across the pond in England and France. There's still some, which haven't graced my coil yet though. Bucket listers - well those change through the years. Some old coins I don't even bother listing as a bucket lister since the odds of finding one are so rare. Any draped bust silver comes to mind, or a Wreath Cent. So for me, I try and have a few which my coil should come across in the future and are a reasonable ask for the metal detecting gods. Those would be -

    Seated Quarter (I've seen two dug within 20 feet of me) - #1 on my list
    NY Nova Eborac Copper
    Turtle with Box Hard Times Token
    Capped Bust Half Dime (I've got 2 full Capped Bust Dimes to my credit)

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