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  1. #1
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    Jun 2013
    n.h.
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    A good day! A KG and a pewter box with a silver surprise!

    Today was pretty mild today so I decided not to waste a opportunity to get out. We're not going to get many more days like this. So my main plan was to hit the driveway where there used to be a poor farm. I had done it before for a couple of buttons. Nothing at all,so I went across the street where the barn used to be and dug up a key on a chain. Definitely bot newer,maybe 50-60s?? It says gm your key to greatness on it. So after a hour I gave up. I decided to try this spot on my way home. I've got some decent things out of it but not since last year. But since I know the area was around in 1740-50 ,I keep going back. I went towards this big pine that I found a large cent at last year. About a foot from it ,I get this scratchy signal that says 8 inches. As I start to dig down,it becomes solid. A KG!! Awesome! No date but after a soak,maybe I can get one. I cover my hole and swing the CTX to the left and it hits a high mid tone. I'm like,no way right?! It says 10 inches and it was every bit of that. At first I thought it was 2 coins stuck together. After I knocked some dirt off,it looked like a round box. I shook it,hear something rattling around in it. So I had to open it. A 1779 reale and a 1832 capped bust half dime was inside. Unreal! Then it started raining. I think I have to explore this place a little bit more 😎Click image for larger version. 

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  2. #2
    us
    Jul 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Fisher F75, Garrett AT Gold, XP Deus, Fisher 1270
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    Wow that's crazy! I agree you better spend some more time there. Interesting that they carried those two little silver coins around in that box thing. Also goes to show that the Spanish silver was still circulating in 1832. The half dime looks like it was minted then drilled within weeks!
    creade, basssmann, scruggs and 3 others like this.
    Spanish Silver Totals
    Cut Pieces = 18
    Half Reals = 29
    1 Reals = 11
    2 Reales = 6
    8 Reales = 1
    2 Reale Cobs = 2
    Other Early Silver Coins
    1797 & 1803 Draped Bust Dimes
    1830 Capped Bust 5 cents
    1827 Capped Bust dime
    1661 Hammered silver King Leopold
    1697 William III 6-pence
    Rev War Buttons
    3rd Battalion PA, Hartley's Regiment, USA, (4) 18th Royal Irish, (2) Rattlesnake & Stars

  3. #3
    us
    Mar 2016
    nc
    Minelab etrac, Makro racer 2
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    Metal Detecting
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    Quote Originally Posted by creade View Post
    Today was pretty mild today so I decided not to waste a opportunity to get out. We're not going to get many more days like this. So my main plan was to hit the driveway where there used to be a poor farm. I had done it before for a couple of buttons. Nothing at all,so I went across the street where the barn used to be and dug up a key on a chain. Definitely bot newer,maybe 50-60s?? It says gm your key to greatness on it. So after a hour I gave up. I decided to try this spot on my way home. I've got some decent things out of it but not since last year. But since I know the area was around in 1740-50 ,I keep going back. I went towards this big pine that I found a large cent at last year. About a foot from it ,I get this scratchy signal that says 8 inches. As I start to dig down,it becomes solid. A KG!! Awesome! No date but after a soak,maybe I can get one. I cover my hole and swing the CTX to the left and it hits a high mid tone. I'm like,no way right?! It says 10 inches and it was every bit of that. At first I thought it was 2 coins stuck together. After I knocked some dirt off,it looked like a round box. I shook it,hear something rattling around in it. So I had to open it. A 1779 reale and a 1832 capped bust half dime was inside. Unreal! Then it started raining. I think I have to explore this place a little bit more 😎Click image for larger version. 

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    wow, thats nice, need more pics of the box
    creade, scruggs, A2coins and 3 others like this.
    silver coins to date=199, large coppers= 36, best coin 1836 capped bust quarter in au condition. best button= nc button only a few exist, favorite= 1733 spanish cob, 3 early 1700s cut spanish silver, 1794 colonial Italian silver, 1757 half real

  4. #4
    us
    Jun 2013
    n.h.
    CTX 3030
    935
    884 times
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    Ok here's a coupleClick image for larger version. 

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  5. #5
    So many old sites to hunt....so little time.

    Aug 2007
    Upstate NY
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    That's a phenomenal day of digging. A little mini-cache. Is it my imagination or does the KG II look double struck? ...Looks more like that on the reverse than the obverse.
    Best Finds:

    1786 Vermont Landscape Copper (Ryder 7 variety)
    1787 Vermont Copper
    1787 New Jersey Copper (Maris 63 variety)
    1797 and 1804 DBLCs
    George Washington Inaugural Button (GW 1 type)
    1872 Indian Head Cent (VF/EF condition)
    1866 Indian Head Cent (EF condition)
    1864 "L" Indian Head Cent
    Hard Times Tokens---2
    1840 Gen. Harrison Campaign Token
    1832 Nova Scotia Halfpenny Token
    Two cent pieces---7
    1721 King George I
    1732 King George II
    Barber Half dollars---3
    War Of 1812 Shoulder Belt Plate

  6. #6
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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 "

  7. #7

    Feb 2017
    Pa
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    This is purely awesome. I'd be happy for weeks after a hunt like this. Congrats!
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  8. #8
    us
    Silver Coin Fiend

    Apr 2014
    Charlotte
    XP Deus V3.2 9" & 11" Coils, AT Pro, ProPointer AT, Lesche 55, 75 & 80LT
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    I have dreamed about this! Except you weren’t in the dream. Dang man.

    You got capped and Spanish in one fell swoop. That’s just as good as it gets in my book. One hole, wow.

    Big congrats.

  9. #9
    us
    Prospector

    Jun 2008
    Northern Alabama
    Whites
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    That’s a fantastic find you made!

  10. #10
    Let he who hath no sin cast the first stone.

    Nov 2017
    Wisconsin
    Garrett Ace 400, Ace 300 (kids)
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    114 times
    Metal Detecting
    congrats! Now that is the way to end the season on top!!
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  11. #11
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    Sep 2011
    Denver, Colorado
    Garrett AT Pro, AT Gold, ATX, MH7 (oldie!) Minelab Explorer SE Pro
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    Excellent hunt you had! I agree, I'd go back and dig even iron grunts if they are at depth. We don't find stuff that old out here! Grats and thanks for posting.
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  12. #12
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    us
    Oct 2014
    Massachusetts
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    Fantastic hunt, congratulations!

  13. #13
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    Kevin

    Feb 2017
    FEMA REGION 5 North Central Illinois
    Whites DFX 300 & M6 Matrix, Minelab Explorer II (2), Makro Red Racer & Racer 2, Garrett AT Pro.
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    Nearly every little "container" I have dug has been empty. I did get a compact with a Merc dime and a few Wheaties once. Nothing that compares to this incredible TWO for ONE silver Jubilee! Not to forget your very nice score on the old Copper KG. What a remarkable short few moments of Treasure Hunting COOLNESS!!! Firmly engrained in your memory bank for the duration I am certain. Way to get after it before freeze up. Well Done!
    “This Is My Creed I believe first in God, the same God in which my ancestors believed. I believe in Jesus Christ and that he is my saviour. Second, I believe in the Constitution of the Republic of the United States of America, without interpretation, as it was written and meant to work. I have given my sacred oath “to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America against all enemies foreign and domestic.” I intend to fulfill that oath. Third, I believe in the family unit and, in particular, my family unit. I have sworn that I will give my life, if it is required, in defense of God, the Constitution, or my family. Fourth, I believe that any man without principles that he is ready and willing to die for at any given moment is already dead and is of no use or consequence whatsoever. William Cooper August 3, 1990”
    ― Milton William Cooper, Behold a Pale Horse

  14. #14
    us
    Jun 2013
    n.h.
    CTX 3030
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    Quote Originally Posted by crabstang44 View Post
    wow, thats nice, need more pics of the box
    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve in PA View Post
    Wow that's crazy! I agree you better spend some more time there. Interesting that they carried those two little silver coins around in that box thing. Also goes to show that the Spanish silver was still circulating in 1832. The half dime looks like it was minted then drilled within weeks!
    the Spanish was the first coin I saw,I was surprised the second was 1832

    Quote Originally Posted by Evolution View Post
    That's a phenomenal day of digging. A little mini-cache. Is it my imagination or does the KG II look double struck? ...Looks more like that on the reverse than the obverse.
    It does look it,I’ll have to see after a couple of days soaking if it cleans up
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  15. #15
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    TOM

    Dec 2012
    UPSTATE NEW YORK
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    Heck of a hunt ---2 super old silvers in the same hole is awesome !!
    A BAD DAY OF DIGGING IS BETTER THEN A GOOD DAY AT WORK

 

 
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