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

June 24, 2019 10:20AM
Thanks Monte.

I haven't yet seen anyone dig a large cent out west, but just about every hard core detectorist I know has dug at least one. I've seen more gold coins dug than largies eye popping smiley

The closest I got to a cache was a coin spill. We were at a now defunct Spanish era site where you're expecting to dig reales, busts and early seateds. All of a sudden I get a wheatback, a disappointing find at a 1700's site as you can imagine (it's like finding clad in a ghost town). I scanned the hole again and my detector was still signaling that there was another target. Put my pinpointer back in the hole and to make a long story short, I ended up digging a handful of Indian head pennies, wheat cents, V nickles and buffalo nickles. OK, not as old as you're hoping for at a site like this, but it was fun, but wait, no silver? So I spiraled out from the honey hole and got a mercury dime, and kept going and got my first Morgan silver dollar. I'd have to dig up my notes, but it was something around 15 coins in total in that spill. We figured someone probably camped there in the 1920's given the last dates of the coins I dug.

It's all out there, you just have to get out and get your coil over it. A little luck doesn't hurt, but at the end of the day it's all location.

GL&HH,
Brian
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On your Detecting Bucket List.....what would the Top 5 be ?

OregonGregg 125 June 17, 2019 06:21PM

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Cal_Cobra 32 June 24, 2019 10:10AM

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

Monte 55 June 22, 2019 06:13PM

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Cal_Cobra 35 June 24, 2019 10:20AM

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RickUK 50 June 18, 2019 11:34AM

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

Monte 104 June 18, 2019 02:24AM

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OregonGregg 52 June 18, 2019 03:54AM

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

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So What's Old ?

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