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Old 06-10-2017, 01:37 AM
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Default 1916D Merc at a pounded park!

Tonight I wanted to get out so I went to a park that has produced for me and some other hunters in the past. Well I park my car get out and throw on the big ol NEL Storm on the AT Pro and walk onto the area. Within a minute Im getting a deep repeatable on the Pro coming up shaky 83-87 and its deep and quiet but I've been learning to dig the deep signals because its been rewarding me.

Pop a big deep plug and scan over it again, still quiet and still deeper. Pinpointer wasn't going off yet either. Dig another blade depth out and by now I'm a close foot and the pinpointer starts ringing and rattling. Out pops a silver dime which delighted me in itself. Pick it up and notice its a Merc. Not surprised because thats the 3rd merc I've heard of coming out of that place. So I lightly finger rub the date area and out pops 1916 at me. I get that feeling and say "oh boy 1916!!" Ive found one other 1916 before and it was an S.

Get out the spray bottle and pray and spray for a mint. There it is....D mint mark. I went numb and stared at the sky then the coin about 10 times. I couldn't even believe what I was holding. Im a big guy but I probably coulda done a cheerleading backflip at that point in time. I can't top this anytime soon. This week has been unbelievable, i find a Seated Quarter earlier in the week and didn't think it was getting topped for years and just a few days later here it gets topped.

I think ill get it graded professionally. Its in really good shape for being as deep as it was. Thank you all for looking and reading this. GL&HH to all of you! Remember to dig deep!
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Old 06-10-2017, 03:01 AM
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Awesome find !!!!


Definitely worth getting it graded. But even in poor condition their value is approaching $1000 from what I read , if you find the right buyer. Most of us will hunt all our lives and not find anything that valuable. If I found one I think I would see a new detector in my near future..............

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Old 06-10-2017, 04:59 AM
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wow! Amazing find, congrats!

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Old 06-10-2017, 06:44 AM
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Major congrats. And in great shape too! Awesome.

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Old 06-10-2017, 06:53 AM
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Holy !!!!! Great find and in amazing shape! Congrats!


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Old 06-10-2017, 08:15 AM
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An inspiration to all of us that coins like that can still be found. Congrats on a rare and valuable find.

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Old 06-10-2017, 08:21 AM
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Congratulations Man! Please keep us in the loop as to what becomes of this Outstanding find! I went up and told the Wife about what you just found! I wonder what that will grade and what it could be worth out there? It looks to be in pretty decent shape!

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Old 06-10-2017, 09:18 AM
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wow and that one is a beauty!!! super congrats my friend.

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Old 06-10-2017, 04:15 PM
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Beautiful coin hard to to that

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Old 06-11-2017, 12:16 AM
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That's an eye popper. Not too many early mercs come out that nice let alone a 16 D.
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Old 06-12-2017, 02:08 AM
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A place is never hunted out! Congrats on the great find

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Old 06-12-2017, 09:35 AM
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Congratulations!!! This is proof that nothing is ever hunted out, and persistence pays off. Big hats off to you my friend!

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Old 06-12-2017, 02:29 PM
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He shoots, he scores!!! What a stellar dream find! Keep us posted what you do with it. Congrats, she's a beaut!!

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Wow.... just wow


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Amazing find man, i signed in just to comment on this, wow and CONGRATS!

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Old 06-14-2017, 01:24 AM
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Originally Posted by zeemang View post
Amazing find man, i signed in just to comment on this, wow and CONGRATS!
Thank you very much! I couldn't believe it and still can't.

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Congrats on a once in a lifetime find! That is the type of find that keeps us all going back out there!

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Old 06-17-2017, 03:44 PM
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Hell of a find. I would say it will grade very fine or better. The reverse is nicer than the obverse but for a dug coin it's nice for sure. Don't fool with it or rub it. I never say this and usually think professionally grading dug coins is a waste of money as they are usually in poor shape ; rare or not and I'm my opinion it's not worth it. Problem along with a low grade they are usually labeled " Enviromental Damage". I'd take it to a reputable dealer and get their opinion on grading. You have a coin that's worth a few thousand wholesale and maybe more at auction.Again grade is everything for value. Congrats on a nice save.
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Old 06-17-2017, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Gaspipe View post
Hell of a find. I would say it will grade very fine or better. The reverse is nicer than the obverse but for a dug coin it's nice for sure. Don't fool with it or rub it. I never say this and usually think professionally grading dug coins is a waste of money as they are usually in poor shape ; rare or not and I'm my opinion it's not worth it. Problem along with a low grade they are usually labeled " Enviromental Damage". I'd take it to a reputable dealer and get their opinion on grading. You have a coin that's worth a few thousand wholesale and maybe more at auction.Again grade is everything for value. Congrats on a nice save.
Thank you very much! I've taken it to 3 dealers and all say send it off to get graded and authenticated. It will be worth more and people will be more apt to buy it because it's in a holder and guaranteed real. The only thing I have in it is time and energy so 40 bucks to send it off doesn't bother me at all. Thank you for looking at this!

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Old 06-24-2017, 01:47 PM
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Wow! That's in great shape, can't wait hear what they grade it as. Great find!

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