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    fantastic 1640 8 reale cob found I'm massachusetts.

    Did some door knocking today first house first permission was told have at it after a couple hours and an indian, a barber dime ,and a merc. I started swinging near where they had the gas line marked that seemed like it eas dug at an earlier time, about 4 to 5 feet from the line i got a booming hit at about 4 inches and this was it .Not sure if it's real or not but got my heart pumping about the size of a half dollar kinda heavy and why would there have been a hole in it then filled
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  2. #2
    May 2012
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    Wow whatever that is... it's very nice!

    Can't wait to hear what others have to say.


  3. #3
    Jun 2015
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    Im not an expert but it looks more legit than a lot of others Ive seen posted. I dont think there dug much in massachusetts though.
    david680 likes this.

  4. #4
    Jun 2014
    Salem, Indiana
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    Great find, and it looks real from the pics!

  5. #5
    Feb 2009
    schuylkill county pa.
    whites xlt,vx3
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    I hope it is real for your sake. Cool find no matter what.

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    The Urban Pirate

    Jul 2014
    New York City
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    Looks legit. If it's real then it's from Spain's Mexico mint. Strange part is the plug in the hole. Con men in the early days of numismatics would sometimes plug the holes of old and rare coins in the hopes of selling them for more money. Coins with holes often were worth less to collectors then intact coins. I know in the very early days the men used lead to plug the holes. They would either pound the lead into the hole with a hammer or they would heat up the coin and let the lead melt into the hole. Bet that coin has a very interesting tale to tell.
    Last edited by UnderMiner; Apr 17, 2016 at 07:39 PM.
    Let history be your treasure map .

  7. #7
    Dec 2012
    lower hudson valley, N.Y.
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    It's real, congratulations on a sweet find!!
    DigIron2 and Brewha08 like this.
    Ya won't find nuthin' if ya don't hunt

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    100% You lucky dog!
    nkellam22 likes this.

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  9. #9
    Jun 2012
    M-6, pro pointer, pistol probe
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    Awesome find! Congrats!

  10. #10
    Feb 2013
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  11. #11

    Dec 2014
    Frederick, MD
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  12. #12
    Nov 2010
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    Looks good to me, and WOW what a way to find a big chunk of silver! That thing looks huge!

  13. #13
    May 2011
    North Carolina
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    Oh my! that is an awesome and huge cob. I don't think that I have seen one that big before. Any chance you can weigh it on an accurate gram scale? Congratulation on a killer find.
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  14. #14

    Dec 2015
    Maryland's eastern shore
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    Congrats on the old silver
    Growing old is not for sissies I thought it would take longer to get old.

  15. #15
    May 2008
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    Maybe not holed, and plugged, maybe a "natural" planchet flaw.

    Planchet flaw

    An irregular hole in a coin blank, sometimes the result of a lamination that has broken away.'

    from here.


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