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Old 12-20-2016, 12:47 PM
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I was trudging through the woods today with temps in the teens freezing my butt off. This is a new area for me and I thought it was only inhabited in the 40s and 50s. I found a 43 merc the other day and I decided to go back today. I noticed an old stone wall off in the distance and thought I would give it a shot even though I never have any luck next to walls. I got about 20 feet from the wall and got a solid 90 91 vdi on the AT pro. I was expecting a silver quarter. I cut the plug and 6 inches down in the side wall I saw a big silver rim. I was already so happy without even knowing what I really had. I plucked it out to find that I found what I've been praying for an 1857 seated half dollar. I dont know if this belongs on Eye popping but my eyes sure did pop.thanks for looking and happy hunting.





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Old 12-20-2016, 01:36 PM
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Wow! - and counterstamped too. congrats.

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Old 12-20-2016, 01:36 PM
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And it's a half....awesome

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Old 12-20-2016, 03:20 PM
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That's great, congrats! Can you get a close up of the counter stamp? That counter stamp makes it even cooler!

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Old 12-20-2016, 03:48 PM
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That's great, congrats! Can you get a close up of the counter stamp? That counter stamp makes it even cooler!
it says n.j. wolcott





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Old 12-20-2016, 03:48 PM
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That's great, congrats! Can you get a close up of the counter stamp? That counter stamp makes it even cooler!
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Dude just imagine what that coin was at one point so neat nice job!

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Dude just imagine what that coin was at one point so neat nice job!
Thanks man. I am really happy.





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Old 12-20-2016, 04:30 PM
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Wow! - and counterstamped too. congrats.
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Old 12-20-2016, 04:30 PM
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And it's a half....awesome
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Old 12-20-2016, 05:03 PM
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Congrats looks like it was freezing your but off


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Old 12-21-2016, 09:48 AM
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Congrats looks like it was freezing your but off


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Yea it was 18 degrees. I always wonder if it is worth it and today it was.





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Old 12-21-2016, 09:51 AM
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Fantastic! Congrats on a beauty of a coin!

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Awesome find!!! I would be flipping out if I were you in excitement.

So exactly what does this stamp mean? What is NJ Wilcott?

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Old 12-21-2016, 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by LeGaCyGiAnT124 View post
Awesome find!!! I would be flipping out if I were you in excitement.

So exactly what does this stamp mean? What is NJ Wilcott?
I posted this in coin shooters and relic hunters. Someone did some research and found two people who it might be.





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Old 12-21-2016, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by LeGaCyGiAnT124 View post
Awesome find!!! I would be flipping out if I were you in excitement.

So exactly what does this stamp mean? What is NJ Wilcott?
Trust me I am flipping out. I cant stop looking at it.





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Old 12-21-2016, 05:00 PM
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WOW!! Seated half alert!!! Great coin...incredible find, congrats!

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Oh yes....that's a beauty! Congrats. Luv the counter stamp!
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Old 12-22-2016, 06:44 AM
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Oh yes....that's a beauty! Congrats. Luv the counter stamp!
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Old 12-22-2016, 11:54 PM
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That bad boy....er...Girl has to
Be worth quite a chunk with a
Counter stamp. It's about time you say down! Just my FiftyCents

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