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Old 12-01-2019, 12:58 PM
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Default 1855 ?? Cellar hole gives up a nice one!

There is an old foundation on family land that I wanted to hunt all summer but the ticks, mosquitoes and wild rose has kept me away. It dates to at least 1855 as I see it on maps dating 1855,1866, 1876 and 1900. I am told it burned in the 1930's. Someone has used the cellar hole as a landfill- there is a lot of junk including all kinds of metal. A small part towards the front may be detectable after some work but the back half is a disaster. The area around the house has grown up with a lot of brush including wild rose (thorns), silky dogwood, thorn apple, poplar and maple. I have been clearing small spots and detecting. On my third hunt I hit the beauty in the photograph. 1873 half dime. It was down about 3". You can see what the site looked like before I starting clearing. It is a bit of work but worth it so far. I am very lucky my cousin is so nice and lets me have fun here. I have more to clear as I want to try around the old well and what I think was an outhouse. The well is about 30" or so in diameter. I stuck a 7 foot long stick down into it and could not touch bottom. I have since covered it with a metal gate so no one can fall in. So far it is the only thing I have found but I have to believe there is more. Now that it is opened up some I will have to remove the 6" coil and try the 11". As I type this we are expecting 9" to 16" of snow. May be done until spring.
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Old 12-01-2019, 01:10 PM
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Nice play by play. You worked hard for that coin !
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Old 12-01-2019, 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Tom_in_CA View post
Nice play by play. You worked hard for that coin !



X2 Great photos also !
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Old 12-01-2019, 01:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Soil Surgeon View post
X2 Great photos also !
Thanks Tom and Soil Surgeon. It is a bit of work but having a spot with potential - it's hard to pass it up when all that's needed is a little elbow grease.

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Old 12-01-2019, 03:42 PM
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Very Nice Half Dime!!!! Congrats I've been looking into a similar place but on a co-works land in KY so once she gets me some pictures I can see I'll probably have to break out the chain saw and weed wacker.

Nice Find!!!!!!!

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Old 12-02-2019, 09:47 AM
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That site looks a lot like one of the farms I have been detecting.
Very over grown with Raspberry, blackberry and multiflora rose. Also has an open dug well that I stay clear of.

Nice half dime. There is more there so keep working it.
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Old 12-02-2019, 09:56 AM
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Originally Posted by CharlieT84 View post
I have more to clear as I want to try around the old well and what I think was an outhouse. The well is about 30" or so in diameter. I stuck a 7 foot long stick down into it and could not touch bottom. I have since covered it with a metal gate so no one can fall in.
Those wells make me nervous when I'm out hiking off trail in Kentucky's large state and county parks.

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Nice looking seated dime......congrats.

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Old 12-03-2019, 07:00 PM
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Very nice! Like the location too.....

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Old 12-04-2019, 11:29 AM
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Amazing coin! Great site you've got there. I'm sure there is more. This is what it's all about! Love the site, I would definitely enjoy putting the work into clearing that place in the woods. I'd use my imagination and pretend I was the original settler clearing it for my stone cottage etc... And then find the loot haha.

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Sweet half dime congrats! In still looking for my first. I'm sure there are more goodies if you can get through the weeds and trash. Good luck!

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Old 12-05-2019, 06:26 PM
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Nice Seated before the snow!! Congrats! Hit that spot again as soon as it thaws!

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What a fantastic find! I would love to dig a half dime.

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Old 12-14-2019, 05:48 PM
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Default 2 IHPs and a nice brass bell

The snow melted and I went back to the cellar hole that dates to at least 1855. This is the spot where I found the 1873 half dime a few weeks back. I cleared brush for about two hours and then detected those newly cleared areas. I found two IHPs an 1887 and an 1893. I also found a nice old brass bell that I believe is horse related, maybe off a harness or a carriage.???
Haven't found much here yet but I think there is more, it will take some more clearing to get to new areas.
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Very nice Crotal bell. Does it still ring?
Yes, these were on a strap over the horse pulling a wagon to warn people it was coming down the road.

Is it the picture or are the two IHC's different sizes?
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Old 12-14-2019, 07:43 PM
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Very nice Crotal bell. Does it still ring?
Yes, these were on a strap over the horse pulling a wagon to warn people it was coming down the road.

Is it the picture or are the two IHC's different sizes?
It does still ring and has a very nice tone. Thanks for the advice on where the bell came from.
The pennies are the same size, must be the angle that makes them look different.

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Good job on the nice finds. I glad the hard work is paying off for you!
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😯 wow!
I would say that a nice one is an understatement.
Great hunting report .
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