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    Snagged a good one today

    Beautiful day in the woods today, started out with temps in the 20s but warmed into the 40s. I hadn't found a coin at this homestead site in several years. Easy targets are long gone. I had dug a couple of small broken pewter buttons and a couple of .22 leads and was about to call it quits when I got a choppy mid conductor tone with a VDI bouncing in the 60s. I am thinking it's a button masked by a nail as that is really all I find at that site these days. I pinpointed and dug the nail. Swept the coil over the hole again and got the expected nonferrous signal, but it sounded a bit higher in tone this time. Was very happy to see a bit of silver in the hole !









    This Capped Bust dime is my oldest US silver by a few years and appears to be in XF condition. Great way to end a hunt!
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    Very nice.
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    Spectacular find!

    That is a stunning coin! It has wonderful detail and even some natural toning. Simply gorgeous! Soon to be 200 years old!

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    WOW! That coin is absolutely amazing! I am so glad you were able to rescue it from the ground and share it with us. I hope to find a cap bust silver some day and this gives me motivation to keep looking! Best wishes and happy digging, Dave.
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    Thanks guys! Besides being my oldest US silver, it's in the best condition of any silver I have ever dug!
    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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    What a beautiful coin!! I love it, congrats!!!
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    Amazing, Jeff! I do love that reverse design! Pretty deep, huh, below the nail?
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    Jeez could you find a better looking coin. Wow that is a beauty. WD
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    Thanks Gents. Drew I don't think it was particularly deep. I'd say 4 to 5 inches. The dime was slightly below the nail and to the side an inch or so.
    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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    What a great looking coin Jeff !
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    That is by far the best looking coin I've ever seen dug. Looks like it was minted yesterday. Congrats on an amazing find.

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    Thanks guys. Oddly enough, I've dug 3 Capped Bust silvers over the years and all 3 are lookers. And it just seems to me that a good majority of the ones I have seen posted around the forums are lookers as well ???
    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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    Wow Jeff! XF to low grade AU coin - $500-700 on the open market. What a stunner. Congrats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BTV Digger View Post
    Wow Jeff! XF to low grade AU coin - $500-700 on the open market. What a stunner. Congrats.

    John
    OR... I would trade you 50 tombac buttons for it!!! Don't say no, just think about it!
    Oldest Coin: 100-60 BC Gallic bronze coin (Sequani Tribe)
    Oldest Silver Coin: 1156 hammered Pfennig from (now) Bavaria
    Oldest U.S. coin: 1805 Draped Bust Large Cent
    Best Coins EVER: 1625 4 Sols from Kingdom of Chateau Renaud, France
    1662 15 Kreuzers, Leopold I, Austria
    Best Relics: Bronze Age Arrowheads & Spearhead, 2c Roman silver ring, complete medieval knight's spur (x6)
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    Quote Originally Posted by BTV Digger View Post
    Wow Jeff! XF to low grade AU coin - $500-700 on the open market. What a stunner. Congrats.

    John
    Thanks John. I need to be sure to tell my kids not to throw that one out when I croak!


    Quote Originally Posted by Full Metal Digger View Post
    OR... I would trade you 50 tombac buttons for it!!! Don't say no, just think about it!
    Listen FMD...... you can keep your 50 tombacs.....you have at least 50 other relics that I would happily trade you for.
    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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    That is stunning! Those are the best finds in my opinion and no matter how long you have been in this hobby, you can still get surprised. Congrats!!!
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    What a beaut! Congrats on the rare find!
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    That's a fine coin! Good for you.
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