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Old 04-07-2021, 04:22 PM
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Default First ever Half Dime 1837...

Found these near a small watering hole that must have been used as a place to cool off etc. 1901 Indian Head penny turned into a button and a pocket watch.
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Old 04-07-2021, 04:27 PM
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That deserves a...

Found a half dime 6 years ago. Ainít seen one since. TOUGH coin to find for all kinds of reasons. Thatís a beaut!

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Old 04-07-2021, 04:28 PM
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Congrats on your first half dime! They are elusive little buggers
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Old 04-07-2021, 04:56 PM
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Congratz on the bucket lister half-dime. All the other bucket-listers will fly past now ! And while I know that old cruddy pocket watches aren't worth anything, yet .... I always like finding those !
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Old 04-07-2021, 05:05 PM
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Wow congrats on your first half dime hope you find more.

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Old 04-07-2021, 05:24 PM
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The black patina worth taking off? Also, is it worth it to get it graded? Not a coin expert so maybe someone help me out here.

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Old 04-07-2021, 05:31 PM
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Ooo, I like the watch!. Any engravings or writing visible?

The other stuff is also cool. Congrats on the half.

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Old 04-07-2021, 05:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Rawkfist View post
The black patina worth taking off? Also, is it worth it to get it graded? Not a coin expert so maybe someone help me out here.
I would do the spit & tinfoil trick : Take a piece of tinfoil, shiny side up. Spit (or heavily lick) a spot. Put coin on it, and spit (or heavily lick) the top of the coin. Enclose it in the foil, like an envelope tight cocoon . Come back 10 minutes later, and do a gentle thumb rub (which is non abrasive and gentle, to just have human skin rub). You will notice that the black begins to come off on your thumb. Repeat as necessary.
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Old 04-07-2021, 05:37 PM
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Congrats on that hard to find half dimes!

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Old 04-07-2021, 06:38 PM
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Nice finds, congrats

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Old 04-07-2021, 07:39 PM
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Very cool find. Congrats!

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Old 04-07-2021, 08:37 PM
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Wow, go back!
Keep those in your pocket when you do., Wow

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Old 04-08-2021, 06:23 AM
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Nice one! Still never found a seated half dime.

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Congrats! I want to dig one so bad. Maybe one of these days.

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Old 04-08-2021, 09:34 AM
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Congrats on an awesome find, only ever found 1 myself and I swear I spent 20 minutes chasing that thing around in the hole even using a pin pointer. Amazing how small those are.
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Old 04-08-2021, 12:22 PM
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Great job finding that, those buggers are tiny!

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Old 04-08-2021, 01:59 PM
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Any idea how to clean the pocket watch?

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Old 04-08-2021, 08:04 PM
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Congrats on some nice finds!

I love all of it.

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Congrats, thatís still the number one coin I want to find.
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Old 04-08-2021, 11:18 PM
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Congrats. I used to find a bunch of seated half dimes but its been several years now.

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