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Old 06-07-2022, 05:05 PM
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Smile I finally found one

People come up to me and ask me what I've found over the years. My usual response is: "Well, I haven't found a gold coin or a silver dollar." Well, as of yesterday, I can cut that statement in half. I found an 1880 silver dollar.
After 20 years of detecting, I finally found one. My knees buckled and my legs shook and I would imagine my heart rate was off the charts.
was about 6 inches deep and 3 feet from a road that was a major east west road and trading posts back in the 1800's. It was also known as the Honey Moon trail because newly Weds would take it to Niagara Falls by carriage.
Found with a NOX 800, all metal mode, max sensitivity, FE 6 Park 1
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Old 06-07-2022, 05:28 PM
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Welcome to the exclusive & elite silver dollar club !
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Old 06-07-2022, 06:27 PM
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Old 06-07-2022, 06:31 PM
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Very nice! Yes, welcome to the club!


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Congrats on the Big Shiny, a beautiful coin!
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Old 06-07-2022, 10:02 PM
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Congrats! That's a beautiful coin!

It's awesome the emotions these finds bring. Thanks for sharing.

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Outstanding find! Stories like this give me hope to find one myself someday.
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Old 06-08-2022, 09:42 AM
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I really hope to find a Morgan some day, I have found a peace dollar though. Congrats on a huge bucketlister!

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Congrats! My turn now
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Absolutely stunning. I cant imagine!
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Old 06-08-2022, 05:01 PM
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Congrats! My turn now
YES! It is your turn!! Wishing you all the luck in the world. If not a silver dollar, then hell, get a gold coin.
One of the person's I hunt with found 2 5 dollar gold coins in the same hole 12 years ago.
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Fantastic!

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Old 06-14-2022, 04:08 PM
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Great find. If I don't have any better luck than you I'll be in my 90's before I find one.
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Old 06-14-2022, 09:50 PM
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Congrats on the very big silver...a stellar dig!

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Beautiful coin! I really really want to find a Morgan Congrats!

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Nice! An exciting find, isn't it ? I hope we both find our gold coins soon .Huge Congrats !
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Old 06-15-2022, 12:50 PM
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Wow, i can imagine how exciting that must be! Now you just need to find a large mouth Mason jar filled with them.

Be careful, that large lid might ring up TOO hign and you'll pass it by.

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Congrats on the nice Morgan. I have yet to find a silver dollar. Though I thought I finally scored one in late December, but it was only an 8 Reale

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Way to go! I actually joined the gold coin club easier than the silver dollar club. It can be a tough thing to do!

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Old 06-24-2022, 02:59 AM
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I bet it really sounded off.
Was it like hitting a beer can?
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