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    Jan 2017
    Los Angeles, CA
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    Outrageous coin spill... 1 silver dollar, 2 different silver quarters, and more!

    So I detected my jobsite for about the Nth time and managed to find a kind of outrageous coin spill on a tiny patch of grass between the sidewalk and the curb. I got a signal by a tree I have detected before but didn't want to try and dig up before because I didn't have the right tools to get under the roots and pinpoint the signal.

    I said to heck with it and dug. I had to go between a drainage pipe and roots of the tree to get to the signal. I found 5 coins all scattered about near 9" deep. The first coin I pulled was the 1936 Indian head nickel, then a 1914 wheat penny. Then about 3-5" deeper I pulled my first 1923 freedom dollar, my first standing liberty quarter, and a 1948 silver.

    In two days I have found 9 silver coins caually detecting random tiny patches of dirt. This time was in the little holmby area of los angeles near UCLA (an area with a lot of pre 1930's homes).

    So here is my shocking diverse coin spill.

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    And this is where I found my coin

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    What a precarious place to find buried trasure!
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    Coin Rescue Tech

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    Congrats on that awesome spill, you checked many off the bucket list. Buffalos in Ohio don't come out as clean as yours.
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    Jan 2017
    Los Angeles, CA
    Minelab Go-Find 60, Bounty hunter tracker IV
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    I cleaned them up as best as I could here on post. I work executive protection and my clients are out of town so I am just sitting here in the truck with time on my hands lol. Just washed with a bottle of water and rubbed with a rag. The silver peace dollar is nasty on one side still. I almost have all the gunk off.

    And yeah I realized today that I killed a lot of things in my detecting bucket list... Lol. Need to fill it up with more now.

    I really love the standing livery quarter and the peace dollar. I might mount them to the box I've been building first year of detecting finds.
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    Mar 2017
    Arizona
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpencerK View Post
    I cleaned them up as best as I could here on post. I work executive protection and my clients are out of town so I am just sitting here in the truck with time on my hands lol. Just washed with a bottle of water and rubbed with a rag. The silver peace dollar is nasty on one side still. I almost have all the gunk off.

    And yeah I realized today that I killed a lot of things in my detecting bucket list... Lol. Need to fill it up with more now.

    I really love the standing livery quarter and the peace dollar. I might mount them to the box I've been building first year of detecting finds.
    Nice finds, but dont scrub them too hard!
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    Jan 2017
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    Using a piece of a cut up t-shirt. Super soft and I'm using a light touch. Cleaned up the penny perfectly along with the nickel. The only thing that needs help is the silver dollar.
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    Hunter

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    Fresno, Ca
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    I've never seen a buffalo nickel, (or any nickel for that matter) come outta the ground looking like that. Maybe someone just dropped em there last week...

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    Sep 2005
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    Congrats. Awesome spill!!
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    Jan 2017
    Los Angeles, CA
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    It took some elbow grease. And the soil under the roots was unusually soft I'm thinking the soil it sat in has something to do with it.

    It did not come out looking that good. It had a layer if crust on it
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    That's about as varied and awesome a mix of coins I've ever seen in a spill- Congrats on a great find!

    -- Jeff --
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    art

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    Congrats that's one heck of a nice bunch of coins
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    Growing old is not for sissies I thought it would take longer to get old.

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    sprailroad

    Jan 2017
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    SpencerK, If the silver coins are NOT key date coins, but instead nice keepers, (OF which they ARE), try baking soda and water mix, like a toothpaste, stick them in there for awhile, then you can rub them with your fingers under running water, they should come out looking really nice. By the way, 9" deep with roots, lots of effort, and this time with really GREAT results.
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    Tommy

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    Great finds some bucket listers a whole batch of different ones sweeeeet
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    This is an addiction!!! There is no cure!!! And it only gets worse!!!!! KEEP PLUGGIN AWAY!!!!!!!!!!

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    Congrats on all of the great coins. I have had very good luck hunting those small unnoticed patches of dirt, simply because every one else passes them up.
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    papa

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    Super nice find. Now you're gonna expect that every time you go out. Which is a good thing. Jealous, here.
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    One Eyed Willie

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    What an auspicious find!
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