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Huge Silver Spill + Seated Half-Dime - Part II
Posted by: Brierfield
Date: April 05, 2019 09:22PM
I drove 115 miles back to the old plantation home site for a second hunt today after finding 21 silver coins there 3 days ago. I immediately went to the area where I found all of the silver dimes earlier this week, and in a short time I was able to dig another 8 silver dimes.

So the grand total found at the site was 30 silver coins: 28 dimes (8 Mercs and 20 Rosies), 1 Washington quarter and 1 1838 Seated Half-Dime. I've included an updated photo of all the coins. The bottom row comprises the 8 new silver dimes I found today. Needless to say, the Seated Half-Dime is the star of the show.


My cousin went with me today, and we spent quite a bit of time in a nearby freshly-planted cornfield. We didn't find any new coins in the field, but he did find a Confederate button that is probably either a Texas or Mississippi button. We will have to research this to determine which it is. There are other areas to hunt at the site, but there is high grass covering these areas, making hunting them quite difficult. We are planning to return at a later date and attempt to find the location of the site's bottle dump.

Thanks for looking, again.

HH




Re: Huge Silver Spill + Seated Half-Dime - Part II
Posted by: jim tn
Date: April 05, 2019 09:25PM
Good on you going back and great on another 8 silvers. HH jim tn

Re: Huge Silver Spill + Seated Half-Dime - Part II
Posted by: Brierfield
Date: April 05, 2019 10:49PM
Thanks, Jim.

I was a little surprised to find 8 more silvers. I was just a little too tired and hungry to find them on Tuesday since it was so late in the day.

Re: Huge Silver Spill + Seated Half-Dime - Part II
Posted by: brianc577
Date: April 06, 2019 06:07AM
I would love to see pics of that button. That is a valuable button either way. Should be fairly easy to tell if it's Texas or Mississippi though

Re: Huge Silver Spill + Seated Half-Dime - Part II
Posted by: Brierfield
Date: April 06, 2019 06:15AM
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brianc577
I would love to see pics of that button. That is a valuable button either way. Should be fairly easy to tell if it's Texas or Mississippi though

I'll try and get a picture of the button from my cousin.

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Re: Huge Silver Spill + Seated Half-Dime - Part II
Posted by: E-Trac-Ohio
Date: April 20, 2019 11:26AM
Killer !!! :beers:



XP Deus * 9" LF Coil * Deteknix Headphones
Minelab E-Trac * 5" - 4.5" x 7" - Stealth X-8 Coils * Killer B + Gray Ghost Headphones

1724 - K.G. Half Penny * 1736 - K.G. Half Penny * 1783 - Half Real
1817 - Large Cent * 1829 - Capped Bust Dime * 1837 - Capped Bust Half Dime * 1852 - Three Cent * 1857 - Flying Eagle Cent * 1865 - Two Cent * 1877 - Seated Quarter

Re: Huge Silver Spill + Seated Half-Dime - Part II
Posted by: Odanscoils
Date: May 05, 2019 09:06AM
Awesome Finds. Hope to read much more of this location. Enjoy...

Re: Huge Silver Spill + Seated Half-Dime - Part II
Posted by: 4ryan
Date: May 06, 2019 01:28PM
Persistence pays off. Well done.

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Re: Huge Silver Spill + Seated Half-Dime - Part II
Posted by: bootyhoundpa
Date: May 06, 2019 08:31PM
Fine pocket full of silver... beautiful half dime....

Re: Huge Silver Spill + Seated Half-Dime - Part II
Posted by: Zinc Penny
Date: May 11, 2019 03:13PM
That's the highest silver count I have ever seen from one site.

It just blows my mind how many coins you are finding. Makes you wonder how so many got dropped or whatever happened.

Re: Huge Silver Spill + Seated Half-Dime - Part II
Posted by: Blind Squirrel
Date: May 15, 2019 03:15PM
Howdy Brierfield--

I'm glad that you went back to that site! It sure did pay off! It's interesting that aside from the Washington and the HD all of the finds are dimes. I had an ever-expanding hole a few years ago that included silver Washington's, mercs, Roosevelt's, silver Jefferson's, Buffalo nickles and wheat cents. I'd love to go back to that site but there is a new house on that lot. Oh, please let us know about your cousin's button? I'd love to see it. Best of luck and...

Happy Hunting!
Blind Squirrel

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