Another find of a lifetime. I’m fortunate enough to have had 2. Just a random spot in a random field, sometimes better to be lucky than good. I like hunting fields for a change, but most of the time you get occasional reales and coppers, after hours and hours of patience. This was a nice treat. Came in bouncing between 01-42 and 22-something on the E-Trac, about 8 inches. Saw the eagle first, thought it might be a walker, then turned it over and was shocked to see the bust. I was jacked. Here is the original blog entry.
As for ranking it #2 on this list, tough call, but a good problem to have I, guess. It is a stunning coin, and should be #1, maybe. OTOH, the draped bust half dime is also beautiful, much rarer, and worth considerably more. Even tho it is a smaller bust silver, it is a type older, and I’ve never ever seen one posted on an MD forum, so I think it is a harder find as well. So, that’s that, tough decision.
Found: 19-Nov-2013; Location: field; Machine: E-Trac.