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Old 07-03-2018, 10:14 PM
Fooleeze Fooleeze is offline
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Default Property by 1800s cemetery.

There was a property I got permission on that is adjacent to an 1800s cemetery. It's a pretty large property, much of it wooded, but was a lot of farmland many years ago, with a homesite nearby. I was really hopeful to come up with a lot of cool stuff.

Unfortunately this trip after about 3 hours I only came up with two items of note so far. One was a 1916 Mercury Dime, that I happened to hit near the driveway on the way back to my car.

I also came up with a very strange half-penny. No, not a half-penny. . . but half of a penny. And not even the left or right side, but the back. So I think this penny could have been one of those old 'magic tricks' where you can hide a dime inside the penny. . . but the back is a 'wheatie' back. Have those things been around that long? See the pics.

The property is pushing 7-8 acres, and these two are the only coins I found, which was strange.

I hope to go back and continue hunting later this week. I'm hopeful I'll come up with something else cool.
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Old 07-03-2018, 10:49 PM
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WyoTom WyoTom is online now
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Excellent finds! Nice job!

CTX3030 & Equinox 800
YTD 2018 (131)Wheats (2)IHP (37)Silver coins
(3)Buffs (4)Vís (5)Tokens (4)Sterling
(3)Gold jewelry ($46.04)Clad

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Old 07-04-2018, 10:37 AM
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Very nice first year merc, too bad the D is missing.

Fisher f 70,Garrett Pro Pointer, Lesche digger,Oldest coins 1900 o 1906 o Barber Dime,1916 s 1917 1919 1926 Mercs ' 42 d Walker,'54 Ben F. 1887 Std. Dime.

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