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Old 10-23-2017, 12:49 AM
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Smile A Wonderful Property Owner and an Amazing Coin

Private property hunt in Ashby today leads to an amazing Discovery, and a really nice guy. The story is a little funny. I show up at noon to detect on a piece of property that I received permission to hunt on, the owner is very congenial, he tells me the house was built in the 70s, but the land is very old.

So I figure that may very well be something worth finding here. After a few hours, I've recovered over a buck in change, but apart from a 1949 wheat penny nothing particularly old.

Since I had brought my second detector with me, I offered to show the homeowner how to use it so he could give it a try. He was interested and gave it a shot. His first coin was a modern quarter, his second coin was an 1887 seated liberty dime, a bucket lister for most detectorists, and a very hard coin to find these days. It's really an excellent find.

I did help him recover it, but it was his find so I said he should keep it, though I did offer to buy it from him. We enjoyed a wonderful day detecting. I got to meet his kids and they got a chance to detect and dig finds. I think that had fun too.

I'll definitely have to go back there... Big yard with some neighboring farm fields that I might be able to get on.

When I was packing up, the home owner gave me the seated liberty dime... It was really touching. There are some good people in the world and I am glad I got to meet some today.

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Old 10-23-2017, 01:26 AM
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That's a very nice dime! Great hunt

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Old 10-23-2017, 02:48 AM
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That's awesome that you offered to let him hunt as well, and even better he gave you the coin!

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Old 10-23-2017, 07:07 AM
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Wow, that is a cool story! Congrats on you finds and a great day!

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Old 10-23-2017, 07:11 AM
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What a Great day! Everyone involved found some nice treasure just by the meeting and Detecting experience together...Great post!

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Old 10-23-2017, 07:59 AM
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Great story, sounds like a great day for all, and congratulations on that seated dime!!!
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Old 10-23-2017, 10:35 AM
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What a great story! Sounds like a fun day for everyone!


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Old 10-23-2017, 11:14 AM
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Great story and post! Nicely done! Can you bury that bucket-lister in my yard somewhere please?

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Old 10-23-2017, 11:17 AM
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Wow! Newer home on "old land". Love it
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Old 10-23-2017, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by KiowaRd View post
Wow! Newer home on "old land". Love it
Heh I guess it sounds a little funny the way I said it. What he meant was that people had been living near that lot for hundreds of years, so even though there wasn't a house there until 1970, it doesn't mean that there weren't people on that land and using it. Likely it was part of the neighboring farm. :-)

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Old 10-23-2017, 09:41 PM
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Nice story. We should all hope to have experiences like that.

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Old 10-23-2017, 10:10 PM
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Great find and story, gotta be more there, congrats!

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