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    Large hoard found in ashes. UPDATE- Site Pics and watch.

    Hey gang. Hadn't planned to go where I went today, didn't even know about the site until this morning.

    Making a very long story somewhat shorter, I found an empty lot to hunt. Went today and found a few coins. There was a guy there cleaning up the lot, not the owner, who said he had just boughten a property out in the country where the house burnt down. He said it burnt down about a year ago and he bought it. The poeple who owned it said that they had left 2 old gold pocket watches inside and that if he found them they'd like them back. Did I want to look for them he asked me. He also said that I could hunt the property, and that I could keep anything but jewelry and the watches.

    SURE! I headed out there to look around. Nice large property. House burnt clear down to ashes, no roof, nothing but a foundation filled with ashes. I wasn't sure I wanted to trapse through all the wet ashes, but it had been like this for a year. Hardly any smell of burnt at all. I put my detector on coin only because of all the trash, and that's when all hell broke loose.

    I started digging coin after coins out of the ash, and found a plastic tub full of coins. Here's a few pics so far. I'll get a total count later. There are still coins to find, but I got tired of digging, but the tones are still there. I'll estimate that I've removed around 500 hundred coins today in about two hours.
    I doubt that any are old, and haven't searched them, and some are stuck together as you can see in the picture. But, it's a bunch of coins. Should I be calling this a cache. Well to me it is. I haven't even touched the yard yet. More pics later.

    Ken
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    Re: Large cache found in ashes.

    Holy crap! That's a great place to look and you could have a gold mine there. Good luck with the rest of your hunting and take your sweet time!

    I'm pretty sure a cache is meant to be hidden so no one can find it (except the person who hid it). I think "hoard" (accumulation) is more accurate terminology for your find. Either way you still have a load of coin to take home with you.

    HH,
    Nat

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    Re: Large hoard found in ashes.

    Okay hoard. At least two of the half dollars I can see are 1964's. So I have some silver.

    More pics of opening of plastic container. Will get better pics later.

    Ken
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    Re: Large hoard found in ashes.

    Thanks Nate. I thought it was a pretty big find.

    Ken
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    Re: Large hoard found in ashes.

    NIce hoard find - I can see it now they have a butter tub in a dresser drawer where they throw all their coins and then one night blamo! the fire takes the house and the coins drop to where you find them. Congrats and I wouldn't be surprised if you find a couple old coins in there too.


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    Re: Large hoard found in ashes.

    Some guys have all good sites.
    Hope you hit the big one on that place.
    Good luck and keep us posted.
    Life may not what you wished for, but while
    you are here you might as well metal detect.

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    Re: Large hoard found in ashes.

    nice hoard. Just think the owner whos house burnt down probably metal detected and that was his stash of finds. He couldn't go back and recover any of it because his MD burnt up in the fire too.

    lol..probably not
    Dawn
    MCALLEN, TX

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    Re: Large hoard found in ashes.

    Nice stash in the ash!

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    Re: Large hoard found in ashes.

    That;s a good story on how not to pass up a site.....EVER!
    Healthy amount of coins.
    Great finds.
    Ty

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    Re: Large hoard found in ashes.

    Total coins recovered not including the clump, 834.

    Coins by denomination
    One cents-650
    Dimes- 67
    Nickels-34
    Quarters- 75
    Halfs-4
    Sac dollars- 3
    Susan b- 1

    $39.65 in change.

    The clumps has a bunch of coins in it. Not sure how I'll get it apart.
    Until I get them tumbled I don't know what I have as far as dates.


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    Re: Large hoard found in ashes. UPDATE- Coin count total.




    Holy-moly....

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    Re: Large hoard found in ashes. UPDATE- Coin count total.

    Great Diggins.......................
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    Re: Large hoard found in ashes. UPDATE- Coin count total.

    Very Nice Find.

    Looks like it may have Been one of these Plastic Water Cooler Jugs,
    Used by Many as Change Banks.

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    Congrats !


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    Re: Large hoard found in ashes.

    Quote Originally Posted by txkickergirl
    Just think the owner whos house burnt down probably metal detected and that was his stash of finds. He couldn't go back and recover any of it because his MD burnt up in the fire too.

    lol..probably not
    I never thought of that

    Ken, I wish I could tell you how to get melted plastic off coins but I have no clue..maybe someone here has an idea.

    Again best of luck, that's a great discovery.

    Nat

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    Bottom of Yours

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