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Slow Hunt Turns Epic With My First Seated Half & Quarter!!!
Posted by: Sooper Dave
Date: March 26, 2019 10:37PM
So I went back last night to the new spot I got permission for on Saturday. I was still on a rush from all the awesome relics I dug then and was excited to get back there. I started out in a field next to the house and didn't get much but a fired Williams cleaner. So I went over to check out the back yard and it was the same just with more trash. Decided to hit the big front yard again but I went on a diagonal from the straight lines I did on Saturday. I dug a nice little horse bridal piece that is lead backed, a couple more bullets and a neat old button. I was digging any repeatable signal but was only coming up with trash. I got a mid tone and was expecting it to be another headstamp but looked more like a flat button. After a little cleaning it turns out to be an 1865 Farthing. That was a nice surprise but now it's getting dark. I worked the second half of the yard and the signals just stopped. I went over to the far left side of the yard where there is fill dirt and you can tell where a new drain line was put in. I got a great signal showing 12-47 9-47 on the Etrac but shallow. I cut my plug and sure enough the target pinpoints in the plug so I tear into the roots expecting another piece of trash when a big silver coin rolls out. I got excited when I saw that eagle and I knew I had just dug my first Seated Half Dollar! I took a bunch a pics the best I could with what little light I still had. I get up grinning from ear to ear and worked my way up the line when I got a nice 12-46 showing down about 5". I thought I just might have another silver but was probably a clad quarter. I dug a nice big plug and this time it pinpoints down deeper in the hole. Sure enough out rolls a silver quarter and the excitement grows as I can tell it's my first Seated quarter! Just in shock as I took pics in the dark and I could see the date of 1876. As I was driving home I was thinking how cool it would be if the quarter was a Carson City mint and you can just make out the CC. Both these coins are worn thin but they are amazing to me. I've been detecting off and on for over 25 years and to get a first is still a big deal to me as it was when I was starting out at 15. You get these coins or relics in your mind to dig and when it happens it's the best feeling. I never would have thought I would cross these two off my list on back to back holes. You just never know! HH-David












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Re: Slow Hunt Turns Epic With My First Seated Half & Quarter!!!
Posted by: HighPlainsHunter
Date: March 26, 2019 10:49PM
Congratulations David. Great finds and great story...

Re: Slow Hunt Turns Epic With My First Seated Half & Quarter!!!
Posted by: Mkus
Date: March 27, 2019 05:59AM
Nice Finds Dave! I got a 1876CC seated quarter this fall here in Ct funny thing I found two 1876's one in the school yard I work at but that one was not a CC

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Re: Slow Hunt Turns Epic With My First Seated Half & Quarter!!!
Posted by: WV62
Date: March 27, 2019 08:58AM
Congrats, really nice trophy's. I think I would be talking to the owners about that drain pipe and see they have any idea where the fill dirt came from.

All the seated coins are still on my first to find list.

Ron in WV



Worked and lived in the Huntington West Virginia area all my life, retired 2010
US Air Force Vietnam Veteran (68-69 & 70-71)
Started getting into metal detecting around 1975

Awesome hunt.N/T
Posted by: Chris(SoCenWI)
Date: March 27, 2019 09:18AM

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Re: Slow Hunt Turns Epic With My First Seated Half & Quarter!!!
Posted by: Sooper Dave
Date: March 27, 2019 10:28PM
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HighPlainsHunter
Congratulations David. Great finds and great story...

Thanks HPH

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Re: Slow Hunt Turns Epic With My First Seated Half & Quarter!!!
Posted by: Sooper Dave
Date: March 27, 2019 10:30PM
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Mkus
Nice Finds Dave! I got a 1876CC seated quarter this fall here in Ct funny thing I found two 1876's one in the school yard I work at but that one was not a CC

That's so awesome! I love the 1876 dates the CC mint just makes them that much sweeter. Congrats on your two Seated quarters!

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Re: Slow Hunt Turns Epic With My First Seated Half & Quarter!!!
Posted by: Sooper Dave
Date: March 27, 2019 10:33PM
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WV62
Congrats, really nice trophy's. I think I would be talking to the owners about that drain pipe and see they have any idea where the fill dirt came from.

All the seated coins are still on my first to find list.

Ron in WV

Thanks Ron. I believe these coins were lost on this property and not brought in with fill. There was an older house that sat behind the one there now. I have found a shield, v and buffalo nickel along with Indians in other parts of the front yard.

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Re: Slow Hunt Turns Epic With My First Seated Half & Quarter!!!
Posted by: Phillip_in_NM
Date: March 28, 2019 01:28AM
:surprised:

Great finds!!!



Unless you're the LEAD sled dog, the view is always the same!

Re: Slow Hunt Turns Epic With My First Seated Half & Quarter!!!
Posted by: floodplaindetector
Date: March 28, 2019 07:23AM
Nice bucket listers Sooper Dave!
We still have a lot of snow on the ground in Fargo and are preparing for the spring flood.

Dave

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Re: Slow Hunt Turns Epic With My First Seated Half & Quarter!!!
Posted by: Sooper Dave
Date: March 28, 2019 10:13AM
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Phillip_in_NM
:surprised:

Great finds!!!

Thanks Phillip!

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Re: Slow Hunt Turns Epic With My First Seated Half & Quarter!!!
Posted by: Sooper Dave
Date: March 28, 2019 10:16AM
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floodplaindetector
Nice bucket listers Sooper Dave!
We still have a lot of snow on the ground in Fargo and are preparing for the spring flood.

Dave

Thanks Dave! I imagine you've had enough of cabin fever with the snow up that way and are ready to start hitting some parks. You may have to make a trip south to get in your fix. I hope spring gets there quick.

Re: Slow Hunt Turns Epic With My First Seated Half & Quarter!!!
Posted by: Mkus
Date: March 29, 2019 11:52AM
They are a cool design I got a EF cond 1854 with arrows also this fall to that was a huge surprise! but that site also gave up a beautiful capped bust dime for me to!

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Re: Slow Hunt Turns Epic With My First Seated Half & Quarter!!!
Posted by: John - Maryland
Date: April 01, 2019 10:36AM
Great finds, Story and Pictures.

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Re: Slow Hunt Turns Epic With My First Seated Half & Quarter!!!
Posted by: utmike
Date: April 01, 2019 05:53PM
Way to go Dave! You have definitely paid your dues and I'm glad you nailed these amazing coins!

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