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  1. #1
    us
    Apr 2013
    Eastern Massachusetts
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    Giant pocket spill or small cache...you decide!

    Good morning fellow diggers,

    I was poking around in the woods yesterday, trying to get some quality detecting time in before the rain. I was way off trail when I came upon a very solid, very loud signal that sounded too good to pass up. After a little probing, I discovered that the signal was directly under a very large, flat rock. With a little effort I was able to flip the rock over, and pin-point the target. Long story, short the target turned out to be the world's biggest pocket spill, or a cache of coins hidden by someone back around 1920.

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    There were 13 Buffalo nickels, 3 Liberty nickels, 2 Barber dimes, 2 Mercury dimes,

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    3 Barber quarters, and 1 Standing Liberty quarter

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    I can't quite describe how exciting it was to see all of these coins come out of the ground! Thanks for looking! Scott

  2. #2
    us
    Apr 2018
    Mountain West
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    Looks like it was a cache to me! Under a rock and check out the staining on the quarters: looks like they were in a stack under there. Amazing find, I know the coins themselves might not be worth thousands, but the rarity of cache finds makes this a banner in my eyes. My vote is on the way. GREAT find!
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  3. #3
    ca
    Oct 2009
    East Dirtyville
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    a couple dozen coins in one hole wow!
    that would be more than enough to put a hole in your pocket let alone your day...I feel it was someone's stash...now it's yours, congrats on that!
    I'm addicted to brake fluid and feel I can stop at any time.

  4. #4
    us
    We Build, We Fight!

    Aug 2007
    Santa Cruz, CA.
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    Got to be a cache! What an amazing find!!

    To me this is Banner Worthy!
    SeabeeRon Santa Cruz,CA.

  5. #5

    May 2016
    vermont
    fisher gold bug at pro
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    wow! killer find
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  6. #6
    us
    Feb 2008
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
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    I agree with others, this was a cache ! For all of them to be under a large rock makes the case rather clearly , and the number of coins recovered argues against a spill ..I'm leaning banner on this as well ..Very exciting find !

  7. #7
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    Bear cub whisperer

    Jun 2015
    NW CT
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    Great find! That will be tough to beat.
    HH
    dts
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  8. #8
    us
    Apr 2015
    El Dorado County, CA and Pinal County, Az.
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    Looks like a cache to me since the coins were stacked. Nice find!
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  9. #9
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    "WP"

    May 2012
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    Cache for sure.
    That was a small fortune for the era.
    Plus ,the marker rock. The odds of a rock just happening to end up on top of a spill are slim. (Unless an entire site is a layer of rock , or covered with slabs for a walkway ect..)
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  10. #10
    us
    May 2018
    Athens Georgia
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    You gotta wonder what their story was.
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    The universe rewards the observant.

  11. #11
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    Randy

    Aug 2017
    SW Missouri/Oklahoma
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    That’s Amazing!!! A find of Dreams!!!! Congrats!!!!
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  12. #12
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    us
    Oct 2014
    Massachusetts
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    Congratualtions! Definitely a cache!
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  13. #13
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    us
    Mar 2011
    San Diego
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    Nice cache/spill! Judging by the wear, I think it's more like that it was buried sometime in the 30's.
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  14. #14
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    Martiobarbuli

    May 2012
    Wyoming
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    Awesome find! At 2.00 I'm thinking it's a depression era hobo's paid labor savings stash, or something like a bootlegger's dead-drop exchange location. Better detect around any other rocks in the area!

  15. #15
    us
    Sep 2011
    Denver, Colorado
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    Fantastic digs! Congratulations!
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