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Old 11-10-2018, 09:04 PM
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Default First seated at tearout

My brother and I took a side each of a sidewalk/street tear out in the oldest part of town last evening.
I ended up with the lucky side, heh heh

Starting from the east end, an old item came up here and there (iron rail stake, zinc, brass junk and an old shard of a dish) so I knew there were likely coins in the ground. I got almost all the way to the end and picked up a mediocre penny signal on my Safari. Hoping for at least an IH, I popped out a small coin from only a couple inches of soft sand (usually tear out digs here almost require a jackhammer, so this was a blessing)
I immediately saw the reverse and knew that it was either a Barber or a seated. Turning it over, it was almost impossible to see anything because of the heavy corrosion and waning daylight, but I did get a sudden feeling that it was a seated. I think I recognized the curve of Liberty's back.

I showed it to my bro, who high-fived me and we immediately got our coils on the dirt for more, but this was the only good find of the evening.

I used the foil/baking soda, foil/spit and freeze/boiling water methods to get it readable (1853 no mint mark).
I know it looks bad, and I'm jealous of the almost perfected seated dimes I've seen on Friendly today (and almost every day), but it is my first and it is an old one too, so it feels great, my best and oldest american coin so far!
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Old 11-10-2018, 09:16 PM
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Congrats on your seated!


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Old 11-10-2018, 09:17 PM
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Congrats on you first, oldest and best Silver coin find. Tear outs can and do give up some history and should never be over looked. Happy that you had your brother there to share the excitement. Again, congrats! Trapper

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Old 11-10-2018, 09:22 PM
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Congrats on your first Seated Dime...excellent dig!

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Old 11-10-2018, 09:24 PM
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Nice find even in that condition. I haven't gotten one of those yet so Congrats.
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Old 11-10-2018, 09:28 PM
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Love seateds in any condition. Way to go, man!

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Old 11-10-2018, 10:41 PM
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Congrats! Nice job

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Old 11-10-2018, 11:14 PM
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Id be stoked with that baby, congrats!

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Old 11-11-2018, 08:36 AM
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Excellent find, congrats!

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Old 11-11-2018, 01:39 PM
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Love those old town demolition tearouts
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Old 11-11-2018, 06:07 PM
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Congrats on the seated!!! If I ever get one I may just pass out. Awesome find for sure!!
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Old 11-11-2018, 06:14 PM
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With arrows to boot! Congrats

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Old 11-11-2018, 06:24 PM
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Congrats! A tough coin to find round here!

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Old 11-11-2018, 08:26 PM
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Congrats on the fine recovery!

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Old 11-11-2018, 09:13 PM
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Very nice find congrats!
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Old 11-11-2018, 10:33 PM
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You worked hard eneough on this one so have a seat and enjoy it. Good stuff for sure.

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Old 11-12-2018, 06:07 AM
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Congrats on your first seated!

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Old 11-12-2018, 09:03 AM
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Congrats on the seated! Im still looking for my first so I would take that coin anyday! Well done on the tear out.

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Old 11-12-2018, 11:30 AM
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Congrats on the seated. I found some barbers that looked like that below a black top tear out. Not sure why the are like that but maybe had something to do with super heating the ground when things like that are applied. Anyway nice find!

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Old 11-12-2018, 01:59 PM
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Congrats! Looks great to me!

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