My First Silver Coin

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I Found this 1947 Balboa Silver 1/4 from Panama in June 2011 at a creek in NW Arkansas. This was both my first silver quarter and my first silver coin!


  • Weight (Oz): 0.20 Oz
  • Weight (g): 6.25 g
  • Composition: Silver
  • Fineness: 0.9000
  • About Ozarks

    I enjoy Metal Detecting in The Ozark Mountains and surrounding areas where I primarily detect for relics and coins. I have tested and used over 20+ metal detectors as a dealer and Company Sponsored 'Pro Staff' Product Tester. Previously Senior Editor of Detecting365 Metal Detecting Magazine for 7 years. I have authored over 200+ articles published on multiple metal detecting websites and magazines. I have real world experience testing metal detectors in the field and enjoy teaching others how to become better metal detectorists. Questions? Shoot me a contact email! Check out my Recommended Metal Detecting Supplies here:
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    4 Responses to My First Silver Coin

    1. pulltabMiner says:

      Wow! What an interesting find in Arkansas! and silver to boot. Congrats!

    2. Woah, SWEET! Big congrats on that, I’d love some foreign silver. Awesome find!!

    3. Jon says:

      Looks like a wonderful coin. I love digging the hammered coins we find here in Devon England and will never get tired of seeing them come out of the ground. Great coin and if your interested I have put a few of my coins at the following page

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