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    Hammered silvers from unbelievable depths!!

    First, I want to thank my friend John from Montana who graciously offered to let me use his Minelab GPX-4000 to go back over the site here in SE Virginia where 23 hammered silver coins from 1563-1640 were dug about 3 years ago by my friends and I. I just knew after finding 2 scattered caches at this site, more could be found if a very deep seeking machine could be utilized. And John's claims of extreme depth were definitely validated today. After reading the manual a few times, adjusting the settings for this site, and making a couple of practice runs, I finally took it today for the first time to my old site. After about 30 minutes of going very slow over the exact area where one of the caches had been found, I got a very weak and somewhat erratic hi/lo tone, but it was for the most part repeatable. Definitely one worth investigating. Well, I kept digging and digging and the target was still in the hole. Finally the target popped out in the last shovel-full, and to my shock it was a 1606 James I sixpence. And it came from a measured depth of 22 inches!! I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen it for myself. It's probably 10" deeper than any coin-sized object I've ever dug. Very, very impressive!! Then about 20-30 min later I got another similar signal but it was a little more pronounced. Again, I dug and dug, and eventually pulled out another sixpence, this time a 1594 Elizabethan. And this one was 18" deep. I had several "close calls", but they were all larger and very deep iron. I've only just started to cover the area, so hopefully more will surface. Eventually I plan to take the time to dig some of the lo/hi's, which are usually small iron, but could also be a gold coin. Can't wait to get back!
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    MY BOOK HAS SOLD OUT OF ALL 1200+ COPIES IN LESS THAN 4 MONTHS. NO 2ND PRINTING IS ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME. THANKS TO ALL WHO MADE THIS PROJECT A SUCCESS.


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    us
    Id rather be there ^ than here

    Jul 2010
    Naples, Fl
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    Re: Hammered silvers from unbelievable depths!!

    those are some awesome finds!!!!!!! wtg!!!
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    us
    Oct 2006
    Millbrook, AL
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    Re: Hammered silvers from unbelievable depths!!

    Very nice of your friend, and Super finds.
    “It's easier to resist at the beginning than at the end. ”
    - Leonardo da Vinci

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    us
    Oct 2007
    Pascagoula Ms.
    minelab exp.
    2,128
    51 times

    Re: Hammered silvers from unbelievable depths!!

    What size coil?GREAT FINDS!

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    Re: Hammered silvers from unbelievable depths!!

    Quote Originally Posted by RELICDUDE07
    What size coil?GREAT FINDS!
    Its the stock coil. I think its an 11" or 12 " mono.
    MY BOOK HAS SOLD OUT OF ALL 1200+ COPIES IN LESS THAN 4 MONTHS. NO 2ND PRINTING IS ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME. THANKS TO ALL WHO MADE THIS PROJECT A SUCCESS.


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    us
    Three Amigo Detecting

    Sep 2010
    Out Diggin Silver
    AT-PRO,DFX DX-1, CLASSIC 111, Garrett pro-pointer
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    Re: Hammered silvers from unbelievable depths!!

    WOW sweet coin..that hole hit the row just right.

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    us
    Sep 2010
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    Re: Hammered silvers from unbelievable depths!!

    Beautiful!!--Way to go!!

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    umrgolf

    Re: Hammered silvers from unbelievable depths!!

    beautiful digs Bill Definite banner vote

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    Re: Hammered silvers from unbelievable depths!!

    KUDOS BILL!!!! So that is #24 and 25 from that field, unreal, so glad for you and yes, John did you a big time favor letting you borrow that detector! Since now you have been a member for some time, your finds are banner worthy without a doubt in my mind! I sure hope to see a few more of those beauties being found and you would think the possibility of a old gold sure is there.....

    Don
    "The mantra has always been don't clean a (copper) coin or it will lose value.
    For undug coins this is true. For dug coins this is untrue.
    The value will increase with judicious cleaning."

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    us
    Jan 2008
    NorthWest Ohio
    Minelab E-Trac, Equinox 600, and Tesorso compadre
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    Re: Hammered silvers from unbelievable depths!!

    U can't beat a minelab

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    us
    I look foward to Coin Hunting anytime I get a chance...

    Jan 2008
    Eastern Shore of Maryland
    Garrett Ace 250
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    Re: Hammered silvers from unbelievable depths!!

    Wow is all I can say...Those were DEEP!!!! Congrats and that's an incredible machine...
    Best Find Yet: 1853 $1 Gold Piece & Abe Lincoln Re-Election Pin 1864

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    Aug 2006
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    Awesome Bill, amazing depth and beautiful coins!

    I wish I could have been there. Finding those hammered coins with you and Chuck remains my favorite metal detecting day. Good start to the new year and looking forward to digging with you in March. Definite banner vote from me.

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    us
    Dec 2010
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    Re: Hammered silvers from unbelievable depths!!

    Unbelievable finds!!!! Just unbelievable!!! Banner!!!!!

  14. #14
    us
    Oct 2010
    OH
    Minelab Equinox
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    Re: Hammered silvers from unbelievable depths!!

    that is unbelievable depth. 22 inches. man o man. congrats.

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    us
    Dec 2008
    Claremont, NC
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    Re: Hammered silvers from unbelievable depths!!

    Hammered silver on U.S. soil is an incredible find! This cache you and your digging partners have found are probably the most significant find I have ever seen posted. I wish those coins could talk! I'm bettin' you get a few more before it's over!

    Oh yeah.....BANNER!
    "Pure and lasting religion in the sight of God the Father, means that we must care for orphans and widows in their troubles, and refuse to let the world corrupt us." James 1:27

 

 
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