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  1. #1

    Feb 2006
    Coarsegold, CA
    51 times
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    I found the good stuff

    Hey everyone, donít normally post over here much. Most the time our west coast finds donít compare much to the older stuff you guys find back east and on the east coast. Well anyways I found something worth posting, so below is how I found it.

    Last Friday I decided to take a half day off of work to do some detecting with a buddy. Another detecting buddy had tipped us off on a place to go check out, so we decided to meet there first. Well as luck would have it, there were construction workers on the scene working away, so we would need to find another spot. Luckily while I was driving to the first spot I saw another potential spot which was an empty lot. Honestly I usually donít like hunting lots as they are usually pretty trashy with not much to show for it.

    But since it was so close to the first spot we decided to check it out anyway. I hunted the first half hour or so with not much to show and then found what I thought was a token or silver quarter lying right on top of the ground. We must have wasted the next 10 or so minutes just trying to figure out what it was but it was pretty messed up.

    So I kept on detecting and about 15 minutes later I hit what would usually be a find of the year for me. It hit like a half dollar on the E-Trac which to be honest I am really not used to seeing unless it is a deep sprinkler. Dug down about 4 inches to 5 inches and out popped a 1908 O Barber Half with a really worn Standing liberty quarter stuck to it. On the other side of the half there was a crescent shaped mark on it, so I had thought I had hit it with my shovel. It wasnít till about 20 minutes later that I would learn that it wasnít a shovel mark but where another coin had been stuck to it.
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    Well after this I continued on knowing that I would be happy if that was all this lot produced. I mean having a barber half and a standing liberty quarter as my first silvers of 2011 was a very nice present. So I continued on detecting till I hit another half dollar/ silver dollar signal that was a bigger then a coin but was really singing on the E-Trac. I dug out a shovel full of dirt and was met with an eye full of dirty half dollar sized coins at the bottom of the 6 to 7 inch hole.
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    I called my buddy over and he couldnít believe it, I mean we had read about finds like this but never thought we would see one for ourselves. I spent the next 10 minutes expanding the hole until I had uncovered about 50 coins in various conditions with many coins stuck to each other. But the real treat was that I could see a silver dollar mixed in. After moving a little more dirt I found the top of an old large milk bottle which I am pretty sure is what had held the cache of coins.
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    My buddy and I decided to expand the hole and found that it looked to be the remnants of a trash pit and found lots of pieces of bottles, ceramic and glass. We spent the next hour or so digging out the pit and didnít find any more coins except for 2 firsts for detecting buddy that were near where the initial cache was found.

    It started to get dark so we called it a day, it wouldnít be till I got home that I would really know the full extent of what I had found. After I got home I had laid out before me 40 silver half dollars, 13 silver quarters, a foreign coin, a wheatie and a cc mint silver dollar.
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    It took me the next two days to get the cleaned up. A lot of the coins still have a pink stain to them which I believe is from the dirt of the trash pit. If anyone has any ideas on how to remove the pink staining let me know.
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    Anyways the final tally is:
    1890 CC Morgan Silver Dollar
    17 Barber Half Dollars: 1898O, 1899O, 1903, 1906D, 1906S, 2X 1906O, 1908, 2X 1908O, 1908S, 1909, 1909S, 1911, 1911S, 2X 1912S, 1914S
    23 Walking Liberty Half Dollars: 2x 1917S, 1918S, 1920, 1920D, 4X 1920S, 3 X 1927,2X 1927S, 3X 1928, 1928S,4X 1929S,
    5 Barber Quarters: 1901, 1907S, 1908D, 1912, 1916D
    8 Standing Liberty Quarters: 6 no date, 192X, 1926
    1917 Wheatie
    And a 1916 Kopek Russian coin.

    A couple of more coins were found by some other local detectorists. Hopefully they will swing by and post what they found.

    Happy Hunting,

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  2. #2
    Jul 2007
    43 times

    Re: I found the good stuff

    WOW !!! Way to go
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  3. #3
    Jun 2010
    Northern California
    Minelab Explorer SE Pro
    170 times
    Metal Detecting
    Honorable Mentions (2)

    Re: I found the good stuff

    Simply amazing! I'm voting BANNER!
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  4. #4
    Feb 2009
    Northern Colorado
    Minelab E-Trac; X-1 Probe; Brain!
    161 times
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: I found the good stuff

    Most excellent! Banner worthy!! Congrats!
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  5. #5
    MT is offline
    Feb 2008
    Montara, California
    Minelab E-Trac with all the goodies.
    3 times

    Re: I found the good stuff

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  6. #6
    Apr 2010
    145 times

    Re: I found the good stuff

    Wow, 1928 looks like the newest. That's an old one!!!!
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  7. #7
    Dig 'em!

    Jul 2008
    Federal Way, WA
    V3i, DFX, Beachhunter ID
    66 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: I found the good stuff

    Banner find! The pictures tell the story, this is a dream find.
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  8. #8
    Apr 2007
    Southern CA
    Minelab Explorer SE; X-1 Target Probe; Pro Coil, 6x8 SEF, Coiltek Platypus Elliptical, Sunray X8, Expl. 1050 coils
    11 times

    Re: I found the good stuff

    I see three CA treasures on the Banner right now......and this will make 4 !!!

    Congratulations, Steven!!! What an awesome start to 2011!!

    I think you will be hunting lots a whole "LOT" more now!!

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  9. #9

    Jun 2006
    Eugene Oregon
    Minelab eTrac ~ DetectorPro Pocket Uniprobe
    586 times
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: I found the good stuff

    WOW ~ so awesome! WHAT A RUSH!!!! WOOHOOOOO!!!!
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  10. #10

    Sep 2007
    Long Beach, California
    XP Deus, White's Surfmaster Dual Field, Tesoro Sand Shark, Garrett ATX
    900 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Banner Finds (3)
    Honorable Mentions (5)

    Re: I found the good stuff

    AMAZING! and beautiful photos ... what we DREAM about! Congrats!!!

    B A N N E R
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    Regards, Joe (California)

  11. #11

    Sep 2008
    Fresno, CA.
    (Whites) MXT, MXT PRO, SURF PRO/PI and COINMASTER 5500/D, (Fisher) GOLDBUG. AT PRO(Garrett), CTX 3030(Mine Lab).
    23 times
    Metal Detecting

    Re: I found the good stuff

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    May the Lord watch.
    Between me and thee.
    While we are absent.
    One from the other.

  12. #12
    Jun 2009
    71 times

    Re: I found the good stuff

    A true banner!

    Not some ebay purchase. Nuff said.
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  13. #13

    Jul 2006
    Central California
    10 times

    Re: I found the good stuff

    WTG Steven!

    Banner Banner for!

    Paul (Ca)
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  14. #14
    Jul 2007
    Minelab Fisher
    8 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: I found the good stuff

    Banner for sure ! Major congrats on the silver cache !

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    Minelab Explorer ll
    Fisher CZ6A (Los Banos Unit)

  15. #15
    Jun 2008
    New York
    Whites XLT , Garrett
    11 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: I found the good stuff

    Bet your glad you took off a half a day......

    Great finds...a dream come true.....

    You get my vote for BANNER...........
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