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1859 O Yeah!

Sooper Dave

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I hit a fresh construction site where they just cleared off a section of woods. This area is known to have some major Civil War camps all around. The place is really trashy but to my surprise the first good target I got was a tiny silver coin. After a little splash of water I could see I had dug an 1859 O Seated Half Dime. I couldn't have asked for a better start to a new site. The coin has great details but has been damaged from the heavy equipment. I found a few bullets and my last target was a nice piece of an iron spur. I'm happy to save a few more relics from the dozer and I am waiting for them to clear of some more areas to hunt.





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Full and detailed “Liberty” ! Beautiful coin even with its imperfections! I’m glad you saved a wonderful piece of history 🙂


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I also think that is old damage on the Half Dime. There may be some good ferrous items in the site. Was the iron spur a surface find?

Sooper Dave

Well-known member
Those may be old marks. They should be shiny new cuts if recent. How could a huge machine make such marks on a tiny object like that? Anyway, nice find. I still haven't found a half dime.
Thanks Floyd. It may be old damage but looks new to me. And a coin or relic can be damaged just from the heavy equipment running over it, even if it's a few inches under the surface.