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  1. #1

    Oct 2004
    Oregon, No Cal Border
    Garrett AT Pro, Garrett AT Max, Equinox 800
    956 times
    Banner Finds (1)

    A Mini-Cache on

    Ok Ö Iím still catching my breath from what is my most exciting coin(s) find ever. The first time I found a seated liberty half on the side of the hill I was ecstatic. I never had found one before in over 25 years of detecting. Finding 4 more seated liberty halfs in the same general area was just amazing. A total of 5 seated liberty halfs from the same general area Ösuper.! This was over about 20 two to three hour visits to the site.

    A few weeks ago I found an 1857 seated quarter. I was beginning to think I had the place pretty well done but every time I returned I was getting signals. Some of the stuff is pretty deep so it takes just the right swipe of the detector at the right angle. Iím digging those real ďchoppyĒ signals that in many cases turn out to be little pieces of lead or pieces of tin. Thanks goodness I have a probe! Lots of junk, but itís been a productive obviously old site so Iíve been patiently returning and digging. Unfortunately, the site is covered with poison oak and Iím real sensitive to it even in the winter even after taking all the standard precautions. My body is beginning to think that itís normal to have that rash and itch.

    A couple of weeks ago I was at the site and decided to go back over a location that I had done before. I noticed a can piece sitting next to an old madrone tree. I removed the can and got a choppy good signal. Part of the can I thought. I took out my probe and found not an old square nail about 3 inches deep. That was it I thought. Swept the hole again and got a solid good signal. Hmmm. Dug down about 12 inches and my probe pointed to the side of the hole I dug at about 9 inches. I brushed some of the dirt away and saw what at first glance appeared to be about a 1 inch cylinder. My first thought was chrome pipe fitting. But wait it looks silver and has edges like a coin. Make that coins! Seven seated liberty halfs all stacked neatly together Ö unbelievable. Funny that it started raining pretty hard right around that moment but I didnít notice. I found a seated dime in the same hole dated 1850 O.

    Back in the 1870ís the average wage was around 9 cents an hour. This $3.60 mini-cache represented a weeks worth of wages for someone.

    All those that suspected a cache of some sort on this site because of the 5 seated halfs were certainly right. Now Iím up to 12 seated halfs, a seated quarter and a seated dime along with lots of interesting buttons, buckles etc. from this location. It certainly pays to ask permission!

    The other picture is some of the miscellaneous stuff I found at the site yesterday.
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  2. #2
    Feb 2008
    White's MXT; backup - BH Pioneer 505
    14 times
    Prospecting and coin shooting

    Re: A Mini-Cache on "Seated Hill"

    WOW! Great finds!!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Lookin' and pickin'!

  3. #3
    Aug 2007
    Upstate NY
    XP Deus
    1616 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)

    Re: A Mini-Cache on "Seated Hill"

    WOW!!! that's awesome!! BANNER!!!!

  4. #4
    Feb 2009
    West/Central Texas
    Bounty HUnter Quick Draw 2

    Re: A Mini-Cache on "Seated Hill"

    wow, nice find.

  5. #5
    Jan 2006
    Houston, TX
    CTX3030, Excalibur II, V3i, TRX
    205 times
    Metal Detecting

    Re: A Mini-Cache on "Seated Hill"

    Please be seated. Hell, I'd fall on my butt from the shock if I found those. Incredibly awesome find winslow!


  6. #6
    Jul 2007
    Western Massachusetts
    Minelab Excal 1000, Tesoro Silver Umax, Tiger Shark and Whites MXT.
    8 times

    Re: A Mini-Cache on "Seated Hill"

    Excellent finds!!!

  7. #7
    Aug 2004
    E-Trac, DFX, F-75
    2 times

    Re: A Mini-Cache on "Seated Hill"

    Fantastic!!! Great Finds!! Thanks for sharing

  8. #8

    Jun 2006
    204 times
    Banner Finds (2)

    Re: A Mini-Cache on "Seated Hill"

    that sure seems like a late 1800's army or calvary payroll stash or cache , bet theres more . congrats great find

  9. #9
    Dec 2007
    South Central PA
    59 times

    Re: A Mini-Cache on "Seated Hill"

    awesome find congrats!!
    some people call me the creeper ,cuz they don't know my name or face - Alice Cooper

  10. #10
    Apr 2008
    DFX, Pro 6000XL, SunRay Probe, Centech Pinpointer
    2023 times
    Banner Finds (4)
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: A Mini-Cache on "Seated Hill"

    Keep going, keep going. You will own the Banner soon.. jgas

  11. #11
    Nov 2008
    NW NJ
    White's IDX Pro, Garrett AT Pro
    65 times

    Re: A Mini-Cache on "Seated Hill"

    Awesome coins ! Nice way to start a seated collection, it looks like you have a excellent spot to hunt.


  12. #12
    Oct 2006
    Wartburg, Tennessee, U.S.A.
    Garrett Ace 250, Tesoro Tiger Shark, Garrett AT Pro
    126 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (2)

    Re: A Mini-Cache on "Seated Hill"

    It just keeps getting better doesn't it? DANG, that's nice. Should be on the banner for sure!

    Disclaimer: The views or opinions of this patient are not necessarily the same as those held by the owners or staff of this facility.
    He sometimes escapes his padded cell. If this patient is contacting you against your wishes please tell him to discontinue immediately.
    Signed, Dr. Ima Quack

  13. #13
    Semper Fi!

    Jan 2007
    Minelab Explorer XS-2, Garrett Ace 250
    15 times

    Re: A Mini-Cache on "Seated Hill"

    Just another ho-hum day...NOT!!! Congrats on finding those Seated Halves, a banner find by any means!! Finding one is hard enough now and to find seven, very sweet!!
    "Two things are infinite, the Universe and Human stupidity, and I'm not so sure about the Universe"
    ~Albert Einstein~

  14. #14
    Oct 2005
    Cleveland, Ohio
    37 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: A Mini-Cache on "Seated Hill"

    WHOA! That's crazy. Those things are in real nice shape too. Dig out that trash and keep going slow and pulling out the awesome stuff from that hill. Big congrats on the spill!

  15. #15
    Dec 2006
    upstate N.Y.
    Fisher cz-20/ XP Deus
    63 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: A Mini-Cache on "Seated Hill"

    Holy poop !!!!!! That is awesome !!! congrats !! I was pretty impressed with your other posts and finds but this here is amazing.Continued good luck to ya.......Id be hunting that site 24-7....this could still just be the tip of the iceburg.


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