Sep 06, 2012, 06:06 PM
I dug a Pre-WW2 coin-stash..........
Hello friends, well the metal detecting gods smiled on me yesterday as I went out for a typical day of metal detecting. Turns out it was anything BUT a normal day as you shall see. I decided to go deep into the woods behind this old picnic grove (circa 1850).
First hour was better than usual: dug 2 Indianheads 1889 & 1907, then 2 wheats 1912 & 1920 plus an old cufflink and possible a suspender clasp?
Second hour gets interesting. Came across a dead tree in the woods and swiped my detector under it and sounded offf like a tin can but with muliple VDI's :quarter, dime, etc., you get the picture.........Dug the hole about 6 inches and staring me in the face is a Barber Quarter, pulled it out, and can see multiple coins in the hole, some loose and some stuck together. What a friggin' rush. Didn't need my detector, just kept sticking my fingers in the hole feeling for coins and took them out of the hole one by one. Then I scanned the hole with my detector and got a few more making sure I didn't miss any. When all was done, there were 25 coins in that hole ranging from 1908 to 1941.
The coin breakdown: 1908-O Barber Quarter, 1913 Barber Dime, Mercury Dimes: 1920, 1924, 1928-S, 1939, 1941. Buffalo Nickels: 1918, 1920, 1923, 1923, 1926, 1935, 1935. Jefferson Nickels: 1938, 1940, 1940, 1940, 1941, 1941. Wheaties: 1920-D, 1934, 1938, 1940, 1941.
A most memorable day in my life detecting. Thanks for looking, and yesssssssssss there are coin stashes and caches still out there.........Rich
Sep 06, 2012, 06:08 PM
Well now, you won't soon forget that hunt. Nice!!!!
Sep 06, 2012, 06:10 PM
Wow!! Congrats on a wonderful discovery!
Sep 06, 2012, 06:11 PM
Wow! Congrats! That's a good day hunting!
Sep 06, 2012, 06:15 PM
Wow! What a great find. I would go back and look some more in the same area, could be even more. Tennessee digger
Sep 06, 2012, 06:20 PM
Rich you are one of the luckiest SOB's I ever met!!! What a find......I'm sure you were a little excited to see all that coming out the ground!
Buy me a lottery ticket will ya?
Sep 06, 2012, 06:21 PM
What a fantastic coin spill!
Sep 06, 2012, 06:29 PM
Nice find,oddly enough that wheat i got up their today was a 1920 also?Wish i could find another stash.Especialy a silver one like yours.
Sep 06, 2012, 06:37 PM
That's what ya call a phenomenal day of detecting!
Sep 06, 2012, 06:45 PM
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Nice finds Rich !
Sep 06, 2012, 07:05 PM
Sep 06, 2012, 07:27 PM
Congratulations. That is something all of us detectors dream about.
Sep 06, 2012, 07:38 PM
Sep 06, 2012, 08:01 PM
Wow! That's an impressive find. I agree go back and see if there's more there somewhere close by. Good luck.
Sep 06, 2012, 08:05 PM
wow how awesome is that? I'll bet that was one super fun dig
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