Sep 13, 2012, 03:29 PM
TWICE in a lifetime...
OK - this is absolutely insane.
About a year ago I found my first cob - a 1666 Potosi mint in great condition in a farm field on eastern Long Island.
Yesterday I went out looking for a field to get some detecting in. I spotted a field that is across from one of my regular spots and that I was never able to get onto as the cover was always too high. This field is about half mile from the field where I found my first cob.
Well they must have pulled the potatoes out early this week because the field was like a flat baseball field with a nice soft cover of freshly rolled dirt.
I headed down a straight line on the right side of the field and didn't get a hit....so I decide to make a 90 degree left about midway down the field and start heading across.
About 40 feet on this line, I get a nice repeatable 82 on the Deus in 12khz. If you don't have a Deus, that's copper area and thin small silver.
About 6" deep and it's out of the hole...a quick pinpoint and instantly I knew I had a hammered silver of some sort. I rub slightly but cannot see any details. An hour later, back at the car and a little shake in my plastic pill bottle with some water...and you guessed it....holy crap.....another cob.
However - what I can't believe is that it had the date on it (luckly me) and even more unbelieveable is that it's ANOTHER 1666!!!!
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Sep 13, 2012 03:29 PM
Sep 13, 2012, 03:34 PM
That is nice very nice. With luck like that you need to buy yourself a lottery ticket.
Sep 13, 2012, 04:25 PM
Wow thats awesome man , great score !
Sep 13, 2012, 05:19 PM
absolutly awesome find, a simaler thing hapened a few years ago with two silver dollars that I found at the beach. I got two 1924 peace dollars abought a mile apart from each other,
on two different days.I also found a 1795 2 reale piece but hope to find a cob some day.
Sep 13, 2012, 05:38 PM
far out! wonder what the odds of that happening was?
Sep 13, 2012, 06:07 PM
Now ya have problems. You will have to run a line between the last find and the new one, then move over & run the line back. Just have to make sure there's not a sting of em. Great find.
Sep 13, 2012, 06:29 PM
I"m lucky to get an old corn can, and you get a Cob, not one, but two. Sheesh.
Sep 13, 2012, 06:42 PM
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Sep 13, 2012, 07:37 PM
Getting elbow deep.
Way far out!
Originally Posted by jewelerguy
Sep 13, 2012, 07:59 PM
Excellent, very early silver. Not one - but two, incredible! Way to go Barry, Good luck in the UK!
Last edited by bookfisher; Sep 13, 2012 at 08:01 PM.
Sep 13, 2012, 08:36 PM
Nice find Barry what are the odd,s of that ? and both are in very good shape 1666 nice !! i hit a potato field today oldest coin i got was a 1905 V nickle and a 1800,s bee hive thimble lol Good luck next month .Jim
If Mother Earth give,s us precious metals like gold silver and copper why leave them in the ground to disappear forever , dig them out and save History !!
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Sep 13, 2012, 08:55 PM
well that is pretty amazing! congrats
Sep 13, 2012, 09:20 PM
Sep 13, 2012, 09:24 PM
Super find Barry.....Happy Hunting in the UK
Sep 13, 2012, 10:35 PM
Amazing Find! Way To Go!
Sep 13, 2012, 10:48 PM
Well WOW, that's all I can say WOW!!!!!!
Sep 13, 2012, 11:05 PM
Being that those were in relatively close proximity (I know its pretty far but...) perhaps you should keep searching around the general area. This could be from a cache or an old battle where these were spread around before the properties were divided the way they are today.
I'd be hunting that area exclusively for as long as I could. Nice find(s)!
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