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    Rich

    May 2003
    Shamokin Pennsylvania
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    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).
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    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?

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    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
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  2. #2
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    Sep 2007
    New Jersey
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    Well now, you won't soon forget that hunt. Nice!!!!

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    us
    Nov 2008
    North Texas
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    Wow!! Congrats on a wonderful discovery!

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    Aug 2012
    Schenevus, NY
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    Wow! Congrats! That's a good day hunting!

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    Tennessee Digger

    Sep 2011
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    Wow! What a great find. I would go back and look some more in the same area, could be even more. Tennessee digger

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    Aug 2005
    Central Pennsylvania
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    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!

    Congrats!!!

    Buy me a lottery ticket will ya?

    Dave
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    us
    Feb 2012
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    What a fantastic coin spill!

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    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.

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    us
    Jul 2012
    Indianapolis
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    That's what ya call a phenomenal day of detecting!

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    MINELAB XS-2 Pro ....... XTERRA 305 ....... EXPLORER SE PRO

    Dec 2003
    S.W. Schuylkill County
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    Nice finds Rich !

    congrats !

  11. #11
    us
    Feb 2009
    schuylkill county pa.
    whites xlt,vx3
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    way to go...

  12. #12
    us
    May 2012
    Raleigh, North Carolina
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    Congratulations. That is something all of us detectors dream about.

  13. #13
    us
    Aug 2012
    Central Illinois
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    Cache-tastic!
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    Jun 2011
    Southwest Georgia
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    Wow! That's an impressive find. I agree go back and see if there's more there somewhere close by. Good luck.

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    us
    Jun 2011
    Oklahoma
    White's XLT
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    wow how awesome is that? I'll bet that was one super fun dig

 

 
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