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White Whale - Seated Half !!!!

floodplaindetector

Well-known member
Thanks Elmy!
you probably have too many oldies already where i dont need to share :)
that was a nice ring you pulled. hope you get out again soon.
Dave

WOW !........just WOW !
IMAGINE a seated half at the bottom of a foot deep hole, looking up at you is the funny looking shielded eagle .....the story is almost as good as being there....
Amazing amount of silver, nickels, 1908 presidential watch fob.....a cache !!!!!
The ultimate Joy of finding treasures perfectly explained details.......
Dave , your adventures are simply amazing !
Thanks so much for sharing with us !
You are sharing ...right ?
 

floodplaindetector

Well-known member
Thanks Jimmy! good elaboration. That was a shock to get that coin.
Dave
Holy smokearoonies!!!! Look at all those fabulous finds!!! The 1855 seated half is a beauty!! I bet you had to “sit back” and admire that coin before moving on. No fish stories here folks, it was a fight alright right down to 12” deep 😂 Then Mr. Dave hauled that whale to the surface and landed right in his hand 😂😂 Congratulations on a rare-to-find coin!!
 

floodplaindetector

Well-known member
Thanks Chris, that big old half was a nice big deep surprise.
Yes, that eTrac is an absolute nickel magnet when you get the subtle of the signal down from thousands of hours of practice. I also pulled
Trust me, I try just as hard for Indians and will take whatever the ground gives me. I think alot of the northern states was pounded by explorers and other machines that hit harder on Indian heads than nickels or
there was more silver years ago and nickel signals were more ignored because they are a tougher signal, especially the real deep ones.
I try to use old nickels just like wheat penny indicators to end up hitting some silver. I also pulled 14 Jefferson nickels from 1940-58 that i forgot to mention.
Sure, maybe we can meet up and do some hunting sometime this summer.
Dave
Congrats Dave,

Seated anything is pretty rare up your way. Again, an amazing amount of nickels, I'm wondering if they were discriminated out by previous MDers.

Maybe we can get together and detect this summer.

Chris(SoCenWI)
 

floodplaindetector

Well-known member
Thanks Willy. You just never know what is coming out next. You will probably see one in the hole sometime.
Dave, it was so exciting to read about your finds. I love to read about detectorist pulling great "things" from the ground. Saving history. If I had found the half I would probably have wet my pants.
 

Elmy

Well-known member
Thanks Elmy!
you probably have too many oldies already where i dont need to share :)
that was a nice ring you pulled. hope you get out again soon.
Dave
I have been very lucky and blessed to be able to be out in the field a lot over the years.
Somehow they held more than enough of a variety of coins to keep me busy.

All the time finding new ways to pull coins out of my worked out places year after year infinity.gif .
The little 8 on its side has a meaning .....who all knows it ?
 

miserman

Well-known member
Nice finds! From your description of the Seated Half signal,I bet a lot of people would have opted to not dig it.
 

kaolinwasher

Well-known member
This one is for you Elmy. I appreciate the suggestions, conversation and added insight you have given me over the last couple years..
All finds were made with my Minelab Etrac at public city parks and schools over last weekend and a couple other ugly cold weather hunts. The weather was finally decent last weekend so I hit it hard as its been a long winter. It was an 11 silver, 9 buffalo, 1 Indian head, V weekend.

The 1855 seated half dollar was pulled at a small-town Minnesota city park not very far from the South Dakota border last weekend. It was about a foot deep. It was initially kind of a flat high tone and I thought it
may be a real deep screw cap. When I turned on the signal it gave me a cleaner higher tone like a coin so I was hoping but knew it could be anything that deep. The signal was in a very tight window in a junky area.
When I first saw it in the deep hole I knew it wasn't a walker so I assumed it was a franklin but that didn't look quite right either. It didn't initially register that I was looking at the reverse eagle side of a seated half until I picked it up. It only took me 20 years to get a seated half.
The pocket watch pieces came close by.

Another notable find I made a couple weeks ago was that 1908 William H Taft Campaign Fob. That was found at a 1960s School playground along with a few other old items including the sleigh bell and a 100+ year old silver dime.
My research told me an older building sat where the school playground is now so I worked that area slowly from multiple angles.

The small catholic Metal box was also an exciting find. I originally thought it was a broken padlock when I pulled it up. It felt heavy. When I opened it there was a little stack of coins in it.
There was a 1943 silver war nickel, 1944 wheat penny, 2 1960 pennies and 2 1962 pennies so it was probably dropped in 1962. The picture of it is when I first opened it with the coins in.

Thanks for looking!
Dave


Coin Finds
1855 o Seated Liberty Half Dollar
1942,1943,1945 Quarters
11 silver dimes back to 1907
3 silver war nickels (1943,1943,1944)
4 V nickels back to 1889
10 Buffalo nickels back to 1918
1900 Indian head penny
22 wheat pennies back to 1919
1973 Clad Half Dollar
2003 Sacagawea dollar

Other Finds
1908 William H Taft Presidential Campaign Pocket Watch Fob
Small metal box containing 6 old coins.
Gold plated ring
Earring - possibly silver as it had some depth and came up shiny
Part of lead toy gun
Jr Choir pin
pat 1929 valve stem nut
Pocket watch pieces
Heavy #1 tag
brass amusement token (probably 1970s)
Sleigh bell
Small padlock
Round blank brass item
Couple old keys
Worn dog license tag
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Ronstar

Well-known member
Put my phone down for a couple days and all hell breaks loose with finds. Thinking I’m not doing that again!!! Snowed something like 8-9” since Sunday, maybe July when Spring actually gets here!!!

I would be doing the happy dance to the point of obscenity if I found that!!!! Super hunt and then some!!!!
 

floodplaindetector

Well-known member
Yep, I was doing a happy dance for sure. Snowed here again last nice. What a goofy spring
Dave.
Put my phone down for a couple days and all hell breaks loose with finds. Thinking I’m not doing that again!!! Snowed something like 8-9” since Sunday, maybe July when Spring actually gets here!!!

I would be doing the happy dance to the point of obscenity if I found that!!!! Super hunt and then some!!!!
 
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