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Old 08-09-2018, 02:27 PM
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The only problem is...my week is dragging. Saturday is soooo far away. I want to find another....damn you silver...get into my veins!

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Old 08-10-2018, 07:26 AM
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Lots of coins were holed back in the day so they could be worn on a string or sewn into clothing so as to not get lost. Someone back THEN would have drilled or punched a hole in such a coin,nobody TODAY would do that with such a coin. So while it MAY have been on a necklace and lost somewhat recently,the hole was very likely put in it a very long time ago.
Also take into consideration that many very old coins have been found very shallow due to movement of ground during construction,erosion or being brought in with a load of dirt from somewhere else. Regardless of how it got there,itís a very elusive coin for many hunters,and a very great rarity that one would be dug as a first silver coin. It sure is a nice one!
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Old 08-10-2018, 08:11 AM
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Congrats on a great find !

And yes, as already mentioned - it looks like a 'Holed Coin"
Approx. 1/3 of all the Large Cents I've ever found have been holed.
A common practice in the 1800's - the owner would put the coins on a string or a wire and wear the coins inside their clothing to help prevent loss or theft.
Also, from what I've read, a lot of the pants worn in those days didn't have pockets.

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Old 08-10-2018, 08:14 AM
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Congrats on the Seated Half Dime.

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Old 08-10-2018, 09:56 PM
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sweet half dime congrats

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Old 08-10-2018, 10:22 PM
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Great find. Take those any day of the week, even on Sundays.
Congrats.

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Old 08-10-2018, 10:25 PM
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Congrats on the sweet silver!
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Old 08-11-2018, 09:08 AM
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Great find
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Old 08-11-2018, 10:08 PM
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Very nice coin!
Can you edit your original post and add a picture of the back?
Thanks!

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Old 08-11-2018, 10:29 PM
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Congrats on a very nice first silver!

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