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    Seated Quarter!

    Yesterday I visited a fairgrounds that dates back to the 1880's. I was just glad to get out detecting in the nice weather.

    I came across a nickel signal that turned out to be a Jefferson at about 5 inches deep. I then reswept the hole and got a high tone in the corner of the hole and a bit deeper. It was not a perfect tone but I dug it anyway. Out came an old quarter along with a nail. Boy was I happy to find a nice old silver to start out 2024!

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    Thanks for looking!
    Jared
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    Wow, what a find! 170 years old! I bet those rust stains will come off if you're so inclined.

    It had to be a coincidence that that 1993 nickel was right by it!

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    10 Large Cents, 420 Indian Heads, 2 Two Cent Pieces, 1 Capped Bust Half Dime, 1 Seated Half Dime, 10 Shield Nickels, 68 V Nickels, 125 Buffalo Nickels, 31 War Nickels, 16 Seated Dimes, 131 Barber Dimes, 406 Mercury Dimes, 249 Rosies, 4 Seated Quarters, 18 Barber Quarters, 20 Standing Liberty Quarters, 90 Silver Washingtons, 1 Seated Half, 3 Barber Halves, 16 Walking Liberty Halves

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    Yes pure coincidence. The quarter was a couple inches deeper but the area I was in used to be a race trace and it was all turned over / bulldozed many years ago.

    I think I’ll leave the stain as is for now.
    Detectors I use: Minelab Equinox 900 & Manticore
    Favorite finds I have made:
    1,000+ silver coins
    92pcs of 1700's Trade Era Silver
    Copper Culture Indian Artifacts
    125+ War of 1812 Era buttons and relics
    My wife
    (probably should have started with that one)

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    What a great way to start the year! Terrific find, thanks for sharing!

    Jeff
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    Oh wow, congrats, Jared!! Love seeing that older silver. Is that your oldest American silver coin? Best wishes and happy digging, Dave.
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    Super!! Fairgrounds?! Sounds like a great place!
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    Wow that's a beauty!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Full Metal Digger View Post
    Oh wow, congrats, Jared!! Love seeing that older silver. Is that your oldest American silver coin? Best wishes and happy digging, Dave.
    Thanks everyone! My oldest US silver is an 1812 Capped Bust Half Dollar. I have been very fortunate with old US silvers…1821 dime, 1830 & 1832 half dimes, 1839 dime, 1840 quarter and then 7 silvers from the 1850s.
    Detectors I use: Minelab Equinox 900 & Manticore
    Favorite finds I have made:
    1,000+ silver coins
    92pcs of 1700's Trade Era Silver
    Copper Culture Indian Artifacts
    125+ War of 1812 Era buttons and relics
    My wife
    (probably should have started with that one)

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    That's a nice one!
    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

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    Great find and good start to the new year. I just got back to Wisconsin and found that the ground in my area was completely thawed (now completely covered in SNOW) Congrats WD
    Total silver 3 - Goal 50 (2024 Finds) - 1 Washington - 0 Barber Dimes - 0 Mercury Dimes- - 3 Roosevelt Dimes - 0 V Nickels - 0 Buffalos - 1 War Nickels - 1 Indian - 14 Wheats - $ 5.71 in clad
    Relics: MILESTONES since 2012: 1700 silver coins - 8000 Clad Quarters - 500 Roosevelts - 750 Mercury Dimes

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    Nice job, I would take that spill any day.
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    Great find Jared! You know, of all the old 1700s/1800s coins I've found over the years, the Seated-Q still eludes me. It's my white whale. What can I say. Keep up the solid digging!

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