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Re: On your Detecting Bucket List.....what would the Top 5 be ?

June 22, 2019 02:48PM
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OregonGregg
For me, I guess it would look something like.

1. Gold Coin - Completed - 1865-S Liberty Head $5. It's a rare date, according to PCGS less than 100 known to exist, and 27,612 minted.

2. Nevada Trade Token - Completed - have found several detecting and a few sifting

3. Seated Half - Completed - Found one at an old mineral springs resort/ghost town in Northern California and another at an old Union Army camp. Both were common dates, an 1840-O and an 1859-S.

4. A Capped Bust Coin - Completed - Found a bust half dollar at an old trading post. It was a deep sucker in thick iron that everyone else had walked over including myself, but right after I had my F75 LTD upgraded to the LTD2 it rang in loud and clear. Second one was a bust dime from an old Spanish site that now has new tract homes built over (big bummer there!).

5. A Rare/Key Date coin ( seem to miss those by a year or two) For the longest time I too would miss it by a year or two, or almost get one, 1909S wheat back cent in awesome condition but as hard as I look at it, no VDB. 1916 mercs from everywhere EXCEPT Denver, common or no date SLQs, and on and on. My luck changed when I started using the Makro's and Nokta's. I finally bagged a 1916D Mercury dime from a San Francisco park scrape. Didn't even realize it until the next day when I was cleaning up my finds. Then we finally found a virgin (or at least we believe it was) stage stop in the middle of the desert. Took several trips and tons of research to zero in on the X marks the spot location, but this was a productive spot with many seated coins found including a rare 1860-S Seated Liberty Quarter I dug, 56,000 minted. I have found several semi-key date coins, mostly due to the amount of San Francisco minted coins we tend to find out here.

Bucket lists are interesting, because we all want to find what we haven't yet found right? Some of mine are things that on the east coast are practically jumping out of every park tot lot, like:

1- U.S. large cent

2 - 1700's U.S. silver coin

3 - Carson City minted gold coin or odd denomination like a three or four dollar gold coin OR a private minted gold coin (hey one can dream right?)

4 - An 1800's coin cache

5 - A Civil War era U.S. belt plate, officer or enlisted would be great, I'm not picky smiling smiley


Right now the main thing on my bucket list is retirement and time to escape the family life to go detecting thumbs up
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On your Detecting Bucket List.....what would the Top 5 be ?

OregonGregg 194 June 17, 2019 06:21PM

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Cal_Cobra 90 June 22, 2019 02:48PM

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OregonGregg 92 June 23, 2019 12:45AM

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Cal_Cobra 77 June 24, 2019 10:10AM

Interesting comments, Brian, and easily wanted by avid hunters.

Monte 113 June 22, 2019 06:13PM

Re: Interesting comments, Brian, and easily wanted by avid hunters.

Cal_Cobra 85 June 24, 2019 10:20AM

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NWCindy 115 June 18, 2019 07:59PM

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NWCindy 104 June 18, 2019 07:52PM

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RickUK 98 June 18, 2019 11:34AM

Your 'Top 5' on the "Bucket List" and My 'Top Five.'

Monte 186 June 18, 2019 02:24AM

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OregonGregg 106 June 18, 2019 03:54AM

When I proof-read I had forgotten to add the 'S' mint mark. Now corrected.

Monte 105 June 18, 2019 05:58AM

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jmaryt 99 June 17, 2019 11:22PM

So What's Old ?

UtahRich 105 June 18, 2019 12:12AM

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jmaryt 96 June 18, 2019 10:39PM

Re: Kickindirt's top 5

Kickindirt 105 June 17, 2019 11:00PM

Carson City Mint - Attachments

UtahRich 107 June 18, 2019 11:21PM

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Kickindirt 98 June 19, 2019 08:22PM

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Kickindirt 91 June 19, 2019 06:01AM

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Utah1971 117 June 17, 2019 08:49PM

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NWCindy 102 June 18, 2019 07:55PM

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silverhound2 111 June 17, 2019 08:21PM

Top 5 ?

UtahRich 111 June 17, 2019 06:56PM

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D&P-OR 111 June 17, 2019 06:52PM



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