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Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by H8_modern, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. Nathan401

    Nathan401 Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Supporter

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  3. micbraun

    micbraun coindiccted

    Sorry, guys... you lost me to the dark side

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    #2558 1991 29¢ Numismatics / ANA 100yrs
    Grade? Mint, never hinged (MNH)
     
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  4. Morgandude11

    Morgandude11 As long as it's Silver, I'm listening

  5. robec

    robec Junior Member

    Waiting for this to arrive.

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  6. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    No, not really, though they were made for less than a full year, unlike the others. There are plenty of them out there- just perhaps not as many still hanging around in circulation as the other dates.
     
  7. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Just out of this afternoon's mail, from @CircCam via @C-B-D. Thanks to both.

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  8. micbraun

    micbraun coindiccted

    Great coin with spectacular toning!!!
     
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  9. micbraun

    micbraun coindiccted

    I guess I am back already :-D

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  10. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Agreed.
     
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  11. H8_modern

    H8_modern Attracted to small round-ish art

    The fields on this one are remarkably clean and the overall color on the obverse is golden.

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  12. Chip Kirkpatrick

    Chip Kirkpatrick Active Member

    Found this ‘58 quarter metal detecting today. EAC9790E-16E1-4252-82BC-430F72FF0D50.jpeg
     
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  13. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Awesome. Always a rush, seeing the flash of silver in the dirt, ain't it?

    Silver quarters and halves are lots of fun to pop out of the ground.

    Heck, it's all good. :)

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  14. dwhiz

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  15. Chip Kirkpatrick

    Chip Kirkpatrick Active Member

    Yes it is. The property I found this at is being taken back by the bank. It’s 90 years old and the owner’s aunt was the original owner. He said it was once a brothel, speakeasy and a place where Chicago gangsters in the 30s were known to vacation and hang out.

    The owner called me about looking for a lost ring that was originally his father’s and then he wore it but lost it. He asked me how much I charge to look and I told him nothing. I never charge but I do ask permission to hunt the whole property and allowed to keep anything else I found. He then told me he had paid 2 guys $150 to search and they claimed they found nothing. I told him I didn’t care and he agreed to my terms.

    Well I believe those 2 guys never went there. I immediately started finding coins. Memorials, wheats, Barber dimes, another silver Washington and a ‘53 Franklin. I searched the place over 3 days and the last day I found his ring. I called to notify him and told him I wanted to hunt a bit more and then I’d bring him the ring.

    He said he hoped I’d find something valuable.

    Well the good targets dried up and all I found was trash. As the sun was setting I dug up a small ball of aluminum foil. About 2 inches away was a second. And about a foot away I got another similar signal which I decided to leave. I was tired and ready to go home. I packed up and headed to my car.

    Halfway to the car I turned around and went back to dig that damned bit of foil. About 6 inches down I pulled out what I thought was a pull tab. But it had a stone attached and I realized it was a ring.

    A BIG stone. In fact because of the size of the stone I determined it was costume jewelry. I didn’t even knock the dirt plug from the ring.

    When I delivered the lost ring, the owner tried to give me money which I refused. Then I showed the second ring to his wife. She said she had never seen it before and she hoped it would be valuable. I laughed and put it back in my pocket.

    At home I handed the ring to my wife and went to get a shower. A few minutes later she yelled something at me that I couldn’t understand. She stuck her head in the bathroom and announced the ring was marked as 14K.

    I began to wonder if the stone might be real.

    The next day we took it to the jeweler to be sized and 3 of the sparklers on the side were gone. The jeweler examined it and told me the diamonds were real and so is the stone. It’s a 4 carat, emerald cut natural blue sapphire.

    He wouldn’t give me a possible value but urged me to get it appraised. I saw a post where another detectorist had found rings with a yellow sapphire and a smaller blue one. The Yellow was appraised at $5600 and the blue at $15,000.

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  16. Chip Kirkpatrick

    Chip Kirkpatrick Active Member

    The ring I returned is my 24th recovery and return.
     
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  17. Santinidollar

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  18. WildWest

    WildWest Obsessive Compulsive Disarry

    Took advantage of the drop in silver today and grabbed a little more than $50 in face of some Constitutional Silver. All walking Liberty’s for the half’s and nearly all Mercury’s for the dimes. Mixed a few dollars worth of Washington’s in to round it out. Found 4 Barbers in the dimes and a bunch of cool toners. I pick out whatever I want from his tub. Price today here in Texas is 10.3x so not too bad. C1D3BC2E-8C68-4EB0-ABC2-F77735AFFCE6.jpeg F183D292-C133-4796-B75F-8F570FC96F1C.jpeg
    Also picked this half dollar up for next to nothing over melt so couldn’t pass it up. 2CF07197-3D2F-49B4-9401-7F632F1894B2.jpeg 83BE8F4F-BD35-4B02-A75C-0686AFAFE52F.jpeg
    Finally these are the coins that arrived from @LakeEffect that he sent me for finding a 2019 W Quarter in the wild. Amazing member and very thankful.
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  19. scott.french3

    scott.french3 Well-Known Member

  20. Skyman

    Skyman Well-Known Member

    Don't you mean, right up your alloy?

    :rolleyes: Sorry, I just couldn't help myself...
     
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  21. NickJersey

    NickJersey Well-Known Member

    I found another one today, a 1943, so still no 1942’s. I’ll have to keep looking.
     
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