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  1. #1
    Oldest Copper.. 1736 KGII Half Penny / Oldest Silver... 1756 Spanish Half Real

    May 2014
    Upstate NY
    Minelab Etrac / At Pro / 8.5x11 DD and 5x8 DD coil / Garrett ProPointer / Lesche Digger
    2866 times
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    Not sure if this qualifies as a cache ..... but in my eyes it does

    So a little back story for this find . Where I live in Upstate NY the poet Allen Ginsberg stayed for a period of time and I have access to land adjacent to his farm that he frequented in the 60s and 70s . I was doing some research online looking at old maps of the area looking for old homesteads in what now is a large tract of old growth timber . I have permission to hunt the area so as I was turkey hunting today I combined some hunting with a little scouting for cellar holes . I found a small cellar hole this morning and when I was done with my hunt I walked back in with my Etrac and my tools . I was in proximity to the edge of the land that used to be part of the Ginsberg estate and began to scan the outer edges of the area heading toward the cellar hole .
    I hadn't gone very far at all when I got a screaming signal on my Etrac . I almost didn't dig it because it was so loud and big I figured a shallow axe head or piece of steel . When I decided to go ahead and dig it (because you never know till you check) this is what I sawClick image for larger version. 

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ID:	1155573 Looks like a flat piece of steel . Until I tapped it with my Lesche and it sounded hollow . Now im getting interested and maybe a little excited . So I put my shovel under the edge of what turned out to be the lid of the can a pried up a little . To my wonderment the top popped off to reveal Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	1155579Sorry no pictures of it open in the hole I yanked it out of the ground so fast my fingers almost spontaneously combusted . The lid and sides had some holes rotted in them so a bunch of dirt had gotten into the tin but I saw SILVER!!!
    So with shaking hands I dumped out my prizes and began to get very excited . In all told the tin contained 15 franklin halves . I have never found a half in my life and here I am with 15 of them staring at me . They ranged in age from 1950-1962 . I can only speculate that someone from the Ginsberg farm or commune that was in the area buried these in the late 60s or early 70s because they didn't trust the "establishment" and wanted to save them for a rainy day . And either forgot where they buried them or had some help forgetting by some funny smelling tobacco . They were circulated but didn't look bad just a little dirty and toned . Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	1155589 Needless to say I will be back there tomorrow bright and early... turkey hunting will have to wait . You never know there might be more
    Remember its not the treasures we find or the length of the journey. But the fact that when we are done we can look back at our life and smile with a satisfied feeling that we enjoyed the trip. So always "Keep Swinging And Keep Smiling"

  2. #2
    If it can be found in dirt, i seem to like it...

    Feb 2015
    White's XLT (2), Garrett Ace 250, Garrett AT Pro, Garrett AT Gold
    1267 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Woooowww.... Thats a day that you will never forget! Congrats and thanks for sharing your story with us!!
    Always Happy Hunting... and when finding is involved...

  3. #3
    Charter Member

    May 2012
    17780 times
    That was an outstanding cache recovery by the non cachee.

    Congrats! A delightful find.
    Loco-Digger and 46Wheat like this.

  4. #4
    Mar 2013
    Up state NY
    Xp Deus ,
    1622 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Can't believe I forgot were I buried those thanks lol (very very nice) congrats on a great day
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  5. #5
    We Build, We Fight!

    Aug 2007
    Santa Cruz, CA.
    ML Sov GT; Whites MXT & Surf PI Pro
    861 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Bet you are glad you dug!! That is a Cache in my book!! Awesome find!!
    Loco-Digger and 46Wheat like this.
    SeabeeRon Santa Cruz,CA.

  6. #6

    Apr 2008
    Central Illinois
    Fisher CZ-3D
    748 times
    Wow. Qualifies for a cache to me. 15 silver halves at one hole gets my banner vote. Congrats.
    SeabeeRon, Loco-Digger and 46Wheat like this.

  7. #7
    Jan 2015
    236 times
    Awesome find. Still looking for my first silver half dollar. Well done!
    HistoryHunter22 and 46Wheat like this.

  8. #8

    Oct 2012
    Conquest New York
    Whites Vision, DFX, Eagle Spectrum
    385 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    What a super awesome find. Good on ya and congratulations.
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  9. #9
    Stumbles In Corn ..........(Thanks Treblehunter!)

    Apr 2012
    South of the Mason-Dixon Line
    Garrett AT-PRO, Garrett Groundhog, Pro-Pointer, Jack Hammer!
    15728 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
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    Oh that's a cache alright! Congrats!

    Now I figure if the amount of coins I found in the coinstar machine today might qualify.
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    "A good day has no rain. A bad day; is when I lie in bed and think of things that might have been." -Paul Simon

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  10. #10
    Feb 2015
    Fisher F2
    42 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Great find! Congrats!
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  11. #11

    Feb 2013
    Longview, Texas
    1878 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Has to be at least 16 coins to qualify as a cache Great find
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  12. #12
    Mar 2015
    Northern Ohio
    Whites MX Sport, Garrett AT Pro
    230 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    So very cool ! I'm hoping my day will come. Congrats !
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  13. #13
    May 2009
    NC USA
    Minelab Etrac, Minelab Excalibur, White's MXT, Garrett Infinium
    4378 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (5)
    That's a cache by any standards. Congrats.
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  14. #14

    Dec 2013
    Central Kentucky
    Garrett ace 250 White's Spectrum xlt Bounty hunter
    126 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Excellent cache!
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  15. #15
    Apr 2013
    AT Pro, Whites Coin Master Pro, Bounty Hunter Lonestar, Minelab CTX
    4098 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Wow!! You can call that anything you want, I call it Awesome!!

    A find of a life time, Congrats man!!
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