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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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