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    Geoff

    Jan 2013
    Eastern MA
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    I LOVE THIS HOBBY.

    I have only been at this for a little over a year and a half but I have been incredibly fortunate to be able to find some amazing old coins and some really nice jewelry while at the same time meeting some interesting and genuinely good people. I am also a big history buff and I love researching my finds. I have been working a 350+-year-old farm field that I was fortunate enough to get permission on- for about a month now. I have found some cool buckles and a few World War II era coins ('43 Merc, some wheats, etc) but what I've been really hopeful for is my first LC. So this past Sunday I got to the field at around 7 AM with my AT Pro. I was running in Pro zero mode with iron disc at 35 and wide-open- just listening for repeating mid and high tones. It's common for me to make my best finds of the day either in the first 20 minutes or my last 20 minutes of the hunt and this day was no exception. Only 15 minutes after I started sweeping the coil I got a solid silver dime hit at about 4 inches. As I dug the hole I was excited about the possibility of finding another Merc or maybe even a Barber. When I pinpointed the target it was an odd shape and bigger than a dime. It was also very thin. When I held it up to the sunlight I immediately recognized the Pinetree- then flipped it over to see "1652 XII." At that time I dropped to my knees and realized that I had a once-in-a-lifetime find- a colonial Massachusetts Pine Tree Shilling! Someone dropped this coin in this field a century before the Declaration of Independence! I will be going back to the farm again soon but I doubt that I will ever top this amazing piece of our history. I have already rinsed it off and put it in my son's collection where it has now taken over as the centerpiece. I wish you all the same luck that I had this past Sunday on your next hunt. Thanks for reading.
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    steve andermatt

    Apr 2013
    California
    AT GOLD/Garrett /Garrett pro pointer/ 5x8 double d coil and sniper coil/Lesche digger
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    Amazing condition way to go
    back of the boat

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    MUD(S.W.A.T)

    Apr 2005
    Location: Undisclosed
    I use, Whites MXT and Garrett AT Pro.
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    Holly crap, that's a mild version of what I first thought.
    What an amazing example of a pine tree shilling... That is truly an awesome find !!
    I'm going to give you a banner vote, no doubt !

    Keep @ it and HH !!
    TAG: MUD(S.W.A.T)
    GEAR: Whites MXT and Garrett AT Pro.
    LOCATION: Undisclosed
    EXPERIENCE: About 9 Years
    E-MAIL: mudswat1979@yahoo.com
    "Where you find Silver, you should find Gold."

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    us
    Oct 2013
    Topsham, Maine
    Teknetics T2 SE w/15' SEF Coil/ Minelab GPX 4500/2 Garrett Pro Pointers/3 Sets Killer B Headphones/ Koss Headphones/ Detekniy Wireless headphone Adapter
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    Wow Wow Wow! Congratulations! That is so cool to see on here! The greatest part of your post is where that rare piece of history will be going. Says a lot about you and the type of person you are. That is awesome and it sounds like it couldn't have happened to a better person! Great job all the way around
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    "Life which is lived without zest and adventure-is not life at all."
    -F.A. Mitchell-Hedges, British Explorer
    2017 BEST FINDS
    -1723 KG1
    -Colonial Cufflinks
    Oldest Coin To Date: 1652 Pine Tree Shilling NOE 29
    Colonial Silver To Date: 11
    Hammered Coins To Date: 1664 Potosi Mint COB
    1653 Copper Cob

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    us
    Dec 2012
    Garrett AT Pro and Garrett Pro pointer
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    87 times
    Relic Hunting
    Inedible find!! gotta love metal detecting.
    HH

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    us
    Mar 2013
    Pa
    Ace 350 AT Pro
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    Absolutely fabulous find! It just doesn't get any better then that.

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    us
    Jun 2012
    Western MA
    Garrett at pro
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    Amazing! I dream of tree coins. Got my banner vote

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    us
    Sep 2012
    Garrett gtax 1000,Garrett ace 250, Technetics delta
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    I'm thinking Banner

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    Feb 2007
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    very nice.

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    Looks like a fantastic Noe. 1 Pine Tree Shilling R.2 with the same die break in the example on the link.

    Pine Tree Coinage


    Great find! You have my BANNER VOTE! Congrats on getting some Massachusetts Silver!

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    us
    Jun 2012
    Evensville, Tennessee
    Whites 5900, Fisher 1266x, Tesoro Eldorado, Tesoro Silver Sabre, Whites Eagle Spectrum, Teknetics G2, Teknetics T2, Vibra-Probe 580
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    Wow........ Incredible find. The only possible bad thing is to think how hard it will be to ever top it. Heck, with your attitude and love of history you may just do it. Congrats and I am requesting Banner.
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    CASPER

    Jan 2012
    NEW ENGLAND
    WHITE'S XLT, PI PRO, GARRETT 2500, 3- FISHER CZ21s, JW FISHER 8X
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    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

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    us
    Jun 2011
    Oklahoma
    White's XLT
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    Oh my. how awesome is that?

  15. #15
    us
    Oct 2010
    OH
    Minelab Equinox
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    unreal. banner, no doubt about it!

 

 
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