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Dug My Oldest US Silver! 1830 Capped Bust Half Dime!

Sooper Dave

Active member
Got out on my first hunt of the year on New Years Day. I went to a place that I found a Confederate button at this past summer. The fields have been cut and I looked around for a few hours with nothing to show for it. I went back around where I found the CS button and dug a first for me with an 1859 Fatty Indian. It was so crusty that I had to use some aggressive cleaning methods to bring out the details. I am happy with how it turned out.

I went out again last night to a new spot that I got permission for this summer but haven't had an opportunity to check it out. I got there just before dark and I dug trash for an hour. I worked my way towards a few tress and got a nice signal. Hoping for a bullet I was surprised to see a tiny silver when I popped the plug. I did the please let it be a half dime as I was picking it up out of the hole. And with the light of my phone I could make out Lady Liberty and could see 1830. I was so excited to have just dug my oldest US silver! These tiny coins don't come up often for me. I called my wife to tell her what I had just found and to let her know why I would be out later than first thought. I got back to digging and dug a nice dropped bullet close to where I had just dug the half dime. I dug another dropped bullet and then a Merc before I left. Turned out to be a great quick after work hunt. When I got home and cleaned everything up, I could now see the bullets are a ring tail Sharps variant. These are .52 caliber Confederate Sharps from the Selma arsenal, another cool first for me. Very happy to be digging awesome coins and relics in this abnormally warm January.







 

WV62

Active member
What a way to start of the year, big congrats on that half dime.

Ron in WV
 

Neil

Active member
Got out on my first hunt of the year on New Years Day. I went to a place that I found a Confederate button at this past summer. The fields have been cut and I looked around for a few hours with nothing to show for it. I went back around where I found the CS button and dug a first for me with an 1859 Fatty Indian. It was so crusty that I had to use some aggressive cleaning methods to bring out the details. I am happy with how it turned out.

I went out again last night to a new spot that I got permission for this summer but haven't had an opportunity to check it out. I got there just before dark and I dug trash for an hour. I worked my way towards a few tress and got a nice signal. Hoping for a bullet I was surprised to see a tiny silver when I popped the plug. I did the please let it be a half dime as I was picking it up out of the hole. And with the light of my phone I could make out Lady Liberty and could see 1830. I was so excited to have just dug my oldest US silver! These tiny coins don't come up often for me. I called my wife to tell her what I had just found and to let her know why I would be out later than first thought. I got back to digging and dug a nice dropped bullet close to where I had just dug the half dime. I dug another dropped bullet and then a Merc before I left. Turned out to be a great quick after work hunt. When I got home and cleaned everything up, I could now see the bullets are a ring tail Sharps variant. These are .52 caliber Confederate Sharps from the Selma arsenal, another cool first for me. Very happy to be digging awesome coins and relics in this abnormally warm January.







Great finds man, especially that silver!
 

rodbuster

Member
Got out on my first hunt of the year on New Years Day. I went to a place that I found a Confederate button at this past summer. The fields have been cut and I looked around for a few hours with nothing to show for it. I went back around where I found the CS button and dug a first for me with an 1859 Fatty Indian. It was so crusty that I had to use some aggressive cleaning methods to bring out the details. I am happy with how it turned out.

I went out again last night to a new spot that I got permission for this summer but haven't had an opportunity to check it out. I got there just before dark and I dug trash for an hour. I worked my way towards a few tress and got a nice signal. Hoping for a bullet I was surprised to see a tiny silver when I popped the plug. I did the please let it be a half dime as I was picking it up out of the hole. And with the light of my phone I could make out Lady Liberty and could see 1830. I was so excited to have just dug my oldest US silver! These tiny coins don't come up often for me. I called my wife to tell her what I had just found and to let her know why I would be out later than first thought. I got back to digging and dug a nice dropped bullet close to where I had just dug the half dime. I dug another dropped bullet and then a Merc before I left. Turned out to be a great quick after work hunt. When I got home and cleaned everything up, I could now see the bullets are a ring tail Sharps variant. These are .52 caliber Confederate Sharps from the Selma arsenal, another cool first for me. Very happy to be digging awesome coins and relics in this abnormally warm January.







 

1234jerry6

New member
Got out on my first hunt of the year on New Years Day. I went to a place that I found a Confederate button at this past summer. The fields have been cut and I looked around for a few hours with nothing to show for it. I went back around where I found the CS button and dug a first for me with an 1859 Fatty Indian. It was so crusty that I had to use some aggressive cleaning methods to bring out the details. I am happy with how it turned out.

I went out again last night to a new spot that I got permission for this summer but haven't had an opportunity to check it out. I got there just before dark and I dug trash for an hour. I worked my way towards a few tress and got a nice signal. Hoping for a bullet I was surprised to see a tiny silver when I popped the plug. I did the please let it be a half dime as I was picking it up out of the hole. And with the light of my phone I could make out Lady Liberty and could see 1830. I was so excited to have just dug my oldest US silver! These tiny coins don't come up often for me. I called my wife to tell her what I had just found and to let her know why I would be out later than first thought. I got back to digging and dug a nice dropped bullet close to where I had just dug the half dime. I dug another dropped bullet and then a Merc before I left. Turned out to be a great quick after work hunt. When I got home and cleaned everything up, I could now see the bullets are a ring tail Sharps variant. These are .52 caliber Confederate Sharps from the Selma arsenal, another cool first for me. Very happy to be digging awesome coins and relics in this abnormally warm January.







Congrats on some nice finds
 

GateKeeper

Administrator
Staff member
Great finds Dave. I'm envious.
 

Jim Robertson

Active member
Got out on my first hunt of the year on New Years Day. I went to a place that I found a Confederate button at this past summer. The fields have been cut and I looked around for a few hours with nothing to show for it. I went back around where I found the CS button and dug a first for me with an 1859 Fatty Indian. It was so crusty that I had to use some aggressive cleaning methods to bring out the details. I am happy with how it turned out.

I went out again last night to a new spot that I got permission for this summer but haven't had an opportunity to check it out. I got there just before dark and I dug trash for an hour. I worked my way towards a few tress and got a nice signal. Hoping for a bullet I was surprised to see a tiny silver when I popped the plug. I did the please let it be a half dime as I was picking it up out of the hole. And with the light of my phone I could make out Lady Liberty and could see 1830. I was so excited to have just dug my oldest US silver! These tiny coins don't come up often for me. I called my wife to tell her what I had just found and to let her know why I would be out later than first thought. I got back to digging and dug a nice dropped bullet close to where I had just dug the half dime. I dug another dropped bullet and then a Merc before I left. Turned out to be a great quick after work hunt. When I got home and cleaned everything up, I could now see the bullets are a ring tail Sharps variant. These are .52 caliber Confederate Sharps from the Selma arsenal, another cool first for me. Very happy to be digging awesome coins and relics in this abnormally warm January.







Congrats some really great fines.
 

earthlypotluck

Active member
Wow!! Congrats on your “new” oldest coin (y)
 

E-Trac-Ohio

Active member
Congrats on a very rare find Dave !
 
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