Apr 18, 2013, 07:01 PM
PLANTERS BANK COUNTERSTAMP IN BEST FINDS 2012 WESTERN AND EASTERN TREASURE MAGAZINE
In early 2012 I obtained permission to detect an old Victorian home here in Tylertown, southwest Mississippi. There used to be a store next door during the first world war so I was hoping to find silver. The house had a flow well and that's where I started. Not less than 15 minutes I got a silver quarter signal about 4-5 inches down with my whites DFX detector. What I unearthed shocked me, it was my first piece of eight! That's all I knew; why would Spanish coins have American symbols and French writing on it? I sent pictures of the piece to Mark Parker of Western and Eastern Treasures magazine and about a week later he wrote back. What he replied floored me. He said that I had found what is sure to be one of the best finds of 2012 and it did make it! He informed me that it was a Planters Bank counter stamped piece of eight (2 bits) of Spanish silver used during the war of 1812! And they only made them 3 or 4 years. They sell at auctions for around 5 thousand dollars! You really, really don't know what your next find will be.
Apr 18, 2013 07:01 PM
Apr 20, 2013, 02:21 PM
Congrats on what has to be the find of your life-so far that is! Go over the place w/fine-toothed comb,you may find a lot more. Best of luck in the new season coming up and HH....
Apr 20, 2013, 09:40 PM
Congratulations on a wonderful find. I'm familiar with that part of the state, grew up in Brookhaven. HH, Terry.
"Some days it jes' beez that way"
Apr 28, 2013, 11:48 AM
what's with Mississippi having only one detecting club way up in Corinth so much history here to be dug up and no clubs what gives
Apr 28, 2013, 11:52 AM
hey swamp yankee , the house is now a rental and being trashed but im sure there has to be something good still there , has a lot of surface trash- what a shame