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    A Coin Spill for the Ages: Spanish Silvers, Large Cents, and a massive Old Silver!

    The day started at sunrise with me hiking through the dark woods. You see, I snuck out at 6am and before any of my 15 Thanksgiving guests awoke. After a 3/4 mile hike I arrived at my target site. It turned out to be a complete bust full of beer cans and illegal dumping.

    So instead of going home I hiked to a spot about a half Mile away I've had my eye on for quite some time. It had great features; next to a good river, had high ground, and fertile soil. There was no record of a home existing there according to 1841 and later maps, so this was a complete gut hunch. Upon arriving I find an indentation at the high ground, which turned out to be a cellar hole. It was hidden as you can see...

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    Here's the well...

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    I turned on the machine and I hear iron, dig a few and find hand wrought nails. Here's a hand-wrought rose head nail which were used up to about 1800. Bingo! Great sign...

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    Without much luck with non-ferrous targets, I work my way around to the front, and then to the other side. I get a jumpy signal that was double hitting, and thought I had surface trash. I dig it and out pops a 1800 Spanish 1-real!

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    A video:https://youtu.be/4HB2nTCY2ho

    I'm quite excited and after a 10 minute intermission I rescan and find another target...and out comes a 1/2 reale. Wow!
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    A video:https://youtu.be/BdIHpz5XR6E

    Excited now, I swing around the hole and have another hit...a Large Cent! Nice...

    https://youtu.be/xpTPq1WOnVc

    Next hit brings the biggest surprise of them all. It was choppy and grunting, but a high was coming through. I open it up and almost fall right over...

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    A crazy video: https://youtu.be/Z7qymrmgHMc

    Staring back at me was what looked like a Spanish 8-real! I pull it out and low and behold it's an equally large French coin: a King Phillip 5-Franc monster silver!!!! The size of this coin is amazing - about the size of a Spanish 8. I'm still shocked when I look at the coin.


    Wow. If this isn't what dreams are made of I don't know what is...

    A minute or two later I dig yet another large cent and this ended my best coin spill ever.

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    If I learned anything from this, it's to go with your hunches. Cross your fingers and get out there and hunt.

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    Good luck and good hunts everyone!

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    Happy belated Thanksgiving!
    Steve
    Last edited by Scrappy; Nov 25, 2016 at 03:46 PM.


    "Take the detecta-drama elsewhere - I'm just here to dig!"


    Running totals:

    Hammered Silvers - 2
    Hammered Coppers - 1
    Milled Spanish Silver - 13
    Colonial State Coppers - 7
    United States Cent/Half cent Coppers - 122
    British & Other colonial Coppers - 102
    Slick coppers - too painful to talk about
    Silver Coins - 900-1000

    Favourite Finds:
    1665 1-reale Spanish Cob
    Revolutionary War stirrup
    1812 2nd Regiment Artillarists pewter button
    1695 Willam 3rd Halfpenny in excellent condition
    G.W. Inagural Buttons - 6 Point Estoile cuff variety
    Love token etched on 1859 seated Dime
    1852 Trimmy trimmy trime
    1831 Louis Phillippe 1st - 5 Franc
    1783 Nova Constelatio, Crosby-3C &. Crosby-1B
    1749 King George II Farthing (mint fresh)





    If it ain't at least seated, it aint Sh*t

  2. #2
    us
    Jan 2006
    Houston, TX
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    187 times
    Metal Detecting
    Way to go Scrappy!!
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    May 2008
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    ummmmm.........WOW !
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  4. #4
    us
    Oct 2011
    Keystone state
    AT-Pro,Ace 150, flea market digger
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Outstanding . great finds
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  5. #5
    kcm
    kcm is offline
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    Feb 2016
    NW Minnesota
    Tesoro Silver uMax
    5,180
    4434 times
    Prospecting
    "If I learned anything from this, it's to go with your hunches."

    Yes, you go with your hunches, but I'll go with YOUR hunches also.

    Awesome! Simply awesome!!
    Scrappy, Z.K., FLtreasure and 1 others like this.
    "...I've got silver in the stars and gold in the morning sun" - Don Williams

  6. #6
    us
    Just a 14-year-old boy trying to find some cool stuff in the ground

    Sep 2016
    Stockton, CA
    Pioneer EX, Garrett GP Pointer, Bounty Hunter Pinpointer
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    221 times
    Metal Detecting
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrappy View Post
    The day started at sunrise with me hiking through the dark woods. You see, I snuck out at 6am and before any of my 15 Thanksgiving guests awoke. After a 3/4 mile hike I arrived at my target site. It turned out to be a complete bust full of beer cans and illegal dumping.

    So instead of going home I hiked to a spot about a half Mile away I've had my eye on for quite some time. It had great features; next to a good river, had high ground, and fertile soil. There was no record of a home existing there according to 1841 and later maps, so this was a complete gut hunch. Upon arriving I find an indentation at the high ground, which turned out to be a cellar hole. It was hidden as you can see...

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    Here's the well...

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    I turned on the machine and I hear iron, dig a few and find hand wrought nails. Here's a hand-wrought rose head nail which were used up to about 1800. Bingo! Great sign...

    Click image for larger version. 

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    Without much luck with non-ferrous targets, I work my way around to the front, and then to the other side. I get a jumpy signal that was double hitting, and thought I had surface trash. I dig it and out pops a 1800 Spanish 1-real!

    Click image for larger version. 

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    A video:https://youtu.be/4HB2nTCY2ho

    I'm quite excited and after a 10 minute intermission I rescan and find another target...and out comes a 1/2 reale. Wow!
    Click image for larger version. 

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    A video:https://youtu.be/BdIHpz5XR6E

    Excited now, I swing around the hole and have another hit...a Large Cent! Nice...

    Next hit brings the biggest surprise of them all. It was choppy and grunting, but a high was coming through. I open it up and almost fall right over...

    Click image for larger version. 

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    A crazy video: https://youtu.be/Z7qymrmgHMc

    Staring back at me was what looked like a Spanish 8-real! I pull it out and low and behold it's an equally large French coin: a King Phillip 5-Franc monster silver!!!! The size of this coin is amazing - about the size of a Spanish 8. I'm still shocked when I look at the coin.


    Wow. If this isn't what dreams are made of I don't know what is...

    A minute or two later I dig yet another large cent and this ended my best coin spill ever.

    The last LC: https://youtu.be/xpTPq1WOnVc
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    If I learned anything from this, it's to go with your hunches. Cross your fingers and get out there and hunt.

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    Good luck and good hunts everyone!

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    Happy belated Thanksgiving!
    Steve
    Wow! Great find! That 5 Franc is in beautiful condition too!
    Scrappy, JM1184 and ANTIQUARIAN like this.

    “Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Doesn’t she light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.’"


    Turn on metal detector
    Sweep the coil slowly
    Share on Treasurenet

    Check out my Google Docs.
    All coin finds-http://tinyurl.com/h3kops2
    Achievements/bucket list-http://tinyurl.com/zv93j25

    God Bless!

  7. #7
    Charter Member
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    Detect smarter, not harder.

    Mar 2014
    The NorthEast
    Minelab CTX 3030 & XP Deus
    8,143
    11278 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (5)
    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff H View Post
    ummmmm.........WOW !
    Yep, that's about what I said. Well, almost.


    "Take the detecta-drama elsewhere - I'm just here to dig!"


    Running totals:

    Hammered Silvers - 2
    Hammered Coppers - 1
    Milled Spanish Silver - 13
    Colonial State Coppers - 7
    United States Cent/Half cent Coppers - 122
    British & Other colonial Coppers - 102
    Slick coppers - too painful to talk about
    Silver Coins - 900-1000

    Favourite Finds:
    1665 1-reale Spanish Cob
    Revolutionary War stirrup
    1812 2nd Regiment Artillarists pewter button
    1695 Willam 3rd Halfpenny in excellent condition
    G.W. Inagural Buttons - 6 Point Estoile cuff variety
    Love token etched on 1859 seated Dime
    1852 Trimmy trimmy trime
    1831 Louis Phillippe 1st - 5 Franc
    1783 Nova Constelatio, Crosby-3C &. Crosby-1B
    1749 King George II Farthing (mint fresh)





    If it ain't at least seated, it aint Sh*t

  8. #8
    Charter Member
    us
    Detect smarter, not harder.

    Mar 2014
    The NorthEast
    Minelab CTX 3030 & XP Deus
    8,143
    11278 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (5)
    Quote Originally Posted by kcm View Post
    "If I learned anything from this, it's to go with your hunches."

    Yes, you go with your hunches, but I'll go with YOUR hunches also.

    Awesome! Simply awesome!!
    Yes, but you guys don't see all the times my hunches are wrong. Lol


    "Take the detecta-drama elsewhere - I'm just here to dig!"


    Running totals:

    Hammered Silvers - 2
    Hammered Coppers - 1
    Milled Spanish Silver - 13
    Colonial State Coppers - 7
    United States Cent/Half cent Coppers - 122
    British & Other colonial Coppers - 102
    Slick coppers - too painful to talk about
    Silver Coins - 900-1000

    Favourite Finds:
    1665 1-reale Spanish Cob
    Revolutionary War stirrup
    1812 2nd Regiment Artillarists pewter button
    1695 Willam 3rd Halfpenny in excellent condition
    G.W. Inagural Buttons - 6 Point Estoile cuff variety
    Love token etched on 1859 seated Dime
    1852 Trimmy trimmy trime
    1831 Louis Phillippe 1st - 5 Franc
    1783 Nova Constelatio, Crosby-3C &. Crosby-1B
    1749 King George II Farthing (mint fresh)





    If it ain't at least seated, it aint Sh*t

  9. #9

    Oct 2009
    Digging Relics
    Minelab Explorer XS and SE
    2,364
    1214 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (3)
    Your day quickly turned around...Sometimes the hunches don't turn out but sometimes they do! Congrats
    Scrappy likes this.
    My philosophy is: It's none of my business what people say of me and think of me. I am what I am and do what I do. I expect nothing and accept everything. And it makes life so much easier.

  10. #10
    Charter Member
    us
    Aug 2016
    Westminster, MD
    Garrett Ace 250
    574
    652 times
    Metal Detecting
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrappy View Post
    If I learned anything from this, it's to go with your hunches. Cross your fingers and get out there and hunt.
    I learned: Go to Scrappy's house for Thanksgiving, but make sure to follow him if he sneaks out to go detecting.

    Nice finds.

  11. #11
    us
    Feb 2013
    YOUNGSVILLE, N.Y.
    WHITES DFX AND VIPER TRIDENT added a Fisher F75
    187
    1490 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Wow, that's the once in a life time day... good for you, all the hours of hunting, paid off
    Scrappy likes this.

  12. #12
    Charter Member
    us
    Detect smarter, not harder.

    Mar 2014
    The NorthEast
    Minelab CTX 3030 & XP Deus
    8,143
    11278 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (5)
    Quote Originally Posted by The Patriot View Post
    Your day quickly turned around...Sometimes the hunches don't turn out but sometimes they do! Congrats
    Yes, I'm probably at 10% for hunches. But when the work out, yep, it can be great!

    Thanks for looking bud.


    "Take the detecta-drama elsewhere - I'm just here to dig!"


    Running totals:

    Hammered Silvers - 2
    Hammered Coppers - 1
    Milled Spanish Silver - 13
    Colonial State Coppers - 7
    United States Cent/Half cent Coppers - 122
    British & Other colonial Coppers - 102
    Slick coppers - too painful to talk about
    Silver Coins - 900-1000

    Favourite Finds:
    1665 1-reale Spanish Cob
    Revolutionary War stirrup
    1812 2nd Regiment Artillarists pewter button
    1695 Willam 3rd Halfpenny in excellent condition
    G.W. Inagural Buttons - 6 Point Estoile cuff variety
    Love token etched on 1859 seated Dime
    1852 Trimmy trimmy trime
    1831 Louis Phillippe 1st - 5 Franc
    1783 Nova Constelatio, Crosby-3C &. Crosby-1B
    1749 King George II Farthing (mint fresh)





    If it ain't at least seated, it aint Sh*t

  13. #13
    us
    Nov 2014
    Massachusetts
    Minelab SE pro
    292
    683 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Unbelievable! That's a Banner spill if ever there was one. Huge congrats!
    Scrappy and Loco-Digger like this.
    http://www.youtube.com/c/MrDigger

    Minelab SE Pro
    Oldest coin: 1693 William & Mary halfpenny
    Oldest silver: 1751 Fernando VI One Reale
    Oldest US coin: 1787 Mass State Copper
    Oldest US silver: 1821 Capped Bust Dime
    Favorite Find: 1806 Carolus IIII 8 Reales

  14. #14
    us
    White's Treasure/Junkee'

    Jan 2013
    Make America Great Again!
    White's MX Sport, White's XLT, Minelab Excalibur 1000, MP 3 Pro Digital, Bounty Hunter Jr., White's Bullseye TRX Pinpointer, Garrett propointer.
    1,118
    489 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Congratulations on a fantastic hunt and great finds! WTG H Digs
    Scrappy likes this.
    " You'll find the good stuff right where someone lost it, in the last place you thought to look."

  15. #15
    us
    Coin licker

    Jun 2013
    New Jersey
    Minelab Excalibur II XP Deus Garrett pro pointer XP Deus MI-6 pinpointer
    8,863
    9677 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Congrats, bramble brother!
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    I love this hobby so much, now I'm a coin licker!

 

 
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