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Old 06-19-2017, 01:42 PM
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Default Before the dozers arrive...

There is an area of town that is about to be demolished due to a redirection of a road nearby. In the path of this destruction is a small park that is directly across the street from some student apartments. I have hunted the area before, but only to cherry pick. I figured now is a good time to dig everything before the area is disturbed and anything there is lost. Not much of interest so far except for this one item. A nice silver pin/broach. About 4 inches long with a turquoise center stone. The only marking I can make out on the back is an S, but there is no question if it is silver or not.

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Old 06-19-2017, 01:52 PM
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Gorgeous! I love those turquoise pieces.


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Old 06-19-2017, 02:27 PM
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Default Congratulation !!

Nice save, and a beautiful find !!!!
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Old 06-19-2017, 02:37 PM
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Sha-weet! I loves me some Turquoise!

Not in it "for the hunt"--I dig history.
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Old 06-19-2017, 04:12 PM
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Hopefully you can hit that a whole bunch and find some more nice items, good luck!

Oldest coin: 1849 US Large Cent ** Oldest silver coin: 1853 Half-dime & 1876S Seated Quarter - 1895-O Barber Dime *** White's Coinmaster - Garrett Pro Pointer - Lesche Digger

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Old 06-19-2017, 05:22 PM
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Beauty! Congrats!

2 V Nickels, 1 B. Nic, 3 IHP's, 10 Wheaties, 16 rings (1-Gold, 6-slvr), 4 Slvr coin (2 Seated Q's, 2 Morgans), Oldest: Mid-Late 1700s Chinese Cash Coin

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Old 06-19-2017, 05:25 PM
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Nice Sterling find! Congrats.

XP Deus, 2018: (16) Silver, (42) Wheats, (2) V Nick, (3) Buffs, (8) IHC, (6) Tokens () Gold, (2) Sterling, ($62.61) clad

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Old 06-19-2017, 05:34 PM
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Really nice find! Congrats, hope you get some other great stuff out of there.

CTX-3030, F2, F44, GPP, XP. Since 01/2014. 2892 Clad Coins, 14 Silver Coins, 1 War Nickel, 1 Buff, 56 Wheats, 2 Foreign Coins. Oldest: 1879 Morgan, 1909 Wheat, 2 Sterling Rings, 1 Gold Ring, and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

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Old 06-19-2017, 10:09 PM
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Nice find.

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Old 06-21-2017, 12:41 AM
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Well done, nice save! Hopefully you can pull one or two more nice items out before the dozers roll out!


Oldest coin: 1853 Braided Hair Large Cent (Honorable Mention: 1857 Flying Eagle Cent)

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