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  1. #1
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    Started detecting sep.2010

    Jan 2007
    Mass
    Garrett Ace 250 garrette pro pinpointer
    633
    234 times
    Metal Detecting

    spanish cob

    It isn,t silver,but i still love this find that i dug up 4 inches deep at a park near my home! HH
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  2. #2
    Meaning? Its a fake?
    TOO BUSY TO DETECT, YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

    'No good comes from thinking about how much time we waste detecting, as wasted time is good soul time' - me 25/06/08
    How do you find Gold coins? Reply: 'By finding lots of Silver ones..'
    A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground.' 30/09/12
    We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.

  3. #3
    us
    Jan 2011
    Dalton,Ga.
    Whites MXT, E Trac, Garrett Pro Pinpointer
    2,964
    447 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    kinda looks Silver to me ...But what do I know....HH


    If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin."
    -Samuel Adams-

  4. #4
    us
    Jan 2010
    New Hampshire
    Whatever Beeps
    6,392
    322 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (6)
    What were the detector readings not silver? or test results...
    silver near trash can result in an off reading.
    most of the reps I've seen have flat crosses, not the mexican club ends.
    and all in 8 Reale size.
    exciting find either way!@ Best digs, Herbie
    Desire is oft more pleasant than acquisition

  5. #5
    us
    Started detecting sep.2010

    Jan 2007
    Mass
    Garrett Ace 250 garrette pro pinpointer
    633
    234 times
    Metal Detecting
    I took it to a jewlry store ,he checked it out and said it'snot silver,but could be plated silver. Hesaid I know nothing aboutcoins,but I can check to see if its silver. I did hear that some cobs are also copper,so I don't know. All I know is i do love this find and looks really kool and old.

  6. #6
    us
    Jun 2007
    Southwest Michigan
    Made in U.S.A.
    2,777
    233 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Neat find you got there

  7. #7

    May 2012
    120
    11 times
    I acid test my own metals and have found that if say a silver spoon is laying against a nail it can transfer rust to the silver and give a false reading. I know nothing about these coins so I'm just throwing in what I know about metal.

  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by davehky View Post
    I took it to a jewlry store ,he checked it out and said it'snot silver,but could be plated silver. Hesaid I know nothing aboutcoins,but I can check to see if its silver. I did hear that some cobs are also copper,so I don't know. All I know is i do love this find and looks really kool and old.
    I know it looks old but I'm pretty sure its a copy done no more than 30ish years ago. Still better than a zincoln
    TOO BUSY TO DETECT, YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

    'No good comes from thinking about how much time we waste detecting, as wasted time is good soul time' - me 25/06/08
    How do you find Gold coins? Reply: 'By finding lots of Silver ones..'
    A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground.' 30/09/12
    We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.

  9. #9
    Even with not the best pics the right side pic screams plated modern fake. I'd set it aside and continue the hunt!

    Your jewelry guy I would guess isn't a coin guy too if he only suggest it could be plated.

 

 

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