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Finally knocked one off the bucket list!
Posted by: JeffInMass
Date: October 28, 2018 03:56PM
After a soaking rain yesterday, it only made sense to get out today. I took a long drive to a park in a town just outside of Boston, where I've had very good results in the past. First couple of good signals were an old wheat and an Indian, then I got a very high tone that was giving me a hard time pinpointing. I finally narrowed it down and after flipping the plug, saw a big silver rim in the dirt- I could tell it was half-dollar size. Hoping for a Barber or Seated, it ended up being my FIRST Franklin half, a 51-D. I've been hunting for close to 30 years and have found several Walkers, Barbers and Seated halves, but the Franklin has always eluded me, until today!

Nabbed an 1893 Barber dime a while later, to go along with 1881 and 1890 Indians and 10 wheats, one a 1909. A long drive, but worth the trip to check one off the list!

Hope you all got out and had success! Enjoy the pics and HH!

-- Jeff --





Re: Congratulations on those cool finds! I love big coins.....N/T
Posted by: BigTony
Date: October 28, 2018 06:10PM

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Re: Finally knocked one off the bucket list!
Posted by: Piedmontartifacts
Date: October 28, 2018 11:17PM
It’s good shape too. Congrats.



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Keene 3” Ultra Dredge—A52

Re: Finally knocked one off the bucket list!
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: October 29, 2018 07:30PM
Well,it didn’t take me quite THAT long to find one but holy COW those things are elusive! My take on it is this....they are fairly recent,and would’ve made a big huge target for ANY hunter using anything,so they’re all but gone. I’ve also done well on big silver including those you mentioned but only last year did I find a Franklin. Yours is in very nice shape,except for that crack in the bell....:wink:

Re: Finally knocked one off the bucket list!
Posted by: DougF
Date: November 01, 2018 12:50PM
Congrats on the bucket list coin - I agree with IDXmonster - they were probably easy to hit when detectors first came out. I found my only Franklin in a wooded area where few would have detected.



SE Pro since Aug. 2009, located in Maryland.

Re: Finally knocked one off the bucket list!
Posted by: Ted S
Date: November 01, 2018 05:49PM
Congrats! In all of the years I have hunted I only have three Franklins.

Re: Finally knocked one off the bucket list!
Posted by: michael NY
Date: November 03, 2018 12:40AM
Congradulations, I found one Franklin half when I helpd my landlord repace a stove a few years ago first thought it was a knock out from a pannel box, No idea why they are hard to come by either ive dug the same barber halfs and walkers..



Michael

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Re: Finally knocked one off the bucket list!
Posted by: park pirate
Date: November 09, 2018 10:58AM
Congrats Jeff that's a real nice half and another bucket list coin out of the way...:cheers:

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Re: Finally knocked one off the bucket list!
Posted by: MINELABMIKE
Date: December 11, 2018 08:28PM
Congratulations on your bucket list find 'nice coin

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Re: Finally knocked one off the bucket list!
Posted by: Ed (Upstate NY)
Date: February 10, 2019 01:13PM
Still looking for my first Franklin after 32 years ! Just ordered an XP Deus so for the first time in 17 years I won't be using an Explorer this season. Tony and will will definitely be over for a hunt this year !

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Re: Finally knocked one off the bucket list!
Posted by: MikeO
Date: 2 minutes ago
Congrats on scratching that coin off the list. Now on to the next one. :thumbup:



Detecting since 1979
Findmall member since 2000
Became a dedicated Minelab user in 2000 with a XS

Favorite find ever a 1834 Half Dime (15 years ago)
Oldest coin ever found a 1734 Real (11 years ago)

One of my favotites from 2012 season an 1857 Flying Eagle Cent.
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?19,1795264,1795264#msg-1795264

Favorite coin from 2013 season an 1835 Capped Bust Dime.
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?19,1962866,1962866

Favorite coin of 2014 so far an 1849 Large Cent.
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?19,2034861,2034861#msg-2034861

Favorite Silver of 2014 an 1854 Seated Half Dime.
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?19,2106714

A hunt that will likely never be repeated. Silver Three Center and Seated.
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?19,2115392,2115392#msg-2115392

Oldest and largest for 2015 so far 1807 KG
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?19,2167872,2167872#msg-2167872


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