1700s coin spill! Fugios, 2-Reale, and Draped Bust!

lenmac65

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Most ground is frozen around here, so I hit the woods on Thursday where the dirt is a little more insulated and digable. I was searching near a cellar hole, but it was overgrown and I was getting no decent signals. So, I headed away, swinging on any clear areas until I ended up on a hiking trail about a 100 feet away. I was swinging along the edge of the trail for about five minutes when I got a nice coin sound in the low 30s on the Equinox. I dug my hole and was excited to see a large copper pop out. I rescanned the hole and was still getting high tones. I expanded the hole and saw the gray edge of a coin stick out, which I knew was some sort of silver. I rescanned again and still had high tones. I ended up digging two more coppers from the same hole. When I got home, I determined the silver coin was a 1754 2-Reale minted in Mexico City, in great shape too. I next saw that I had two Fugios. Unfortunately, they are in rough shape, either because of the soil or my lousy cleaning skills. Still, the chain stands out and I can see the 1787 date. The final coin was a 1797 Draped Bust large cent. I have only found a few of these coins, and this is my first one dated from the 1700s. Pretty exciting dig for me, but total luck, of course. Thanks for checking out my post. Good luck out there!
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lenmac65

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You reconfirmed it only takes one recovery/find to make a hunt.
It would make my season, that's for sure.
Congrats on the coppers and the silver an awesome winters recovery.
Thanks! This one hit made my season for sure. This is a weird new spot for me. No buttons, bullets, or relics thus far, and very little trash. It really was just the one hit. I am thinking maybe this hiking trail was a cart path; who knows. I will be giving the area another check soon. Thanks again, and good luck out there.
 
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To echo what the others have said, lenmac65, congratulations on those finds! And I'm inspired by your willingness to go out in the cold and find places where your shovel could actually penetrate the earth - I might even try it myself today.
- Brian
Thanks Brian. As long as it is not too cold for my detector, I bundle up and give it a go, assuming no deep snow. I look for areas with heavy leaf cover or thick pine needles. We are having some sustained cold, so that strategy might not work much longer, but I might get some time soon to give it another try. Hope you can find a digable patch of woods. Good luck!
 
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lenmac65

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BANNER!! Two fugios in one hole? Unbelievable!!. Along with a two reale and a 1797 largie, truly remarkable!!

Egads, I can't find the banner button!?!
Thanks gunsil! This was the type of dig that keeps you going, as it makes you forget all the fruitless searches and the many bottle caps, nails, head stamps, etc. Thanks again, and good luck to you.
 

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Amazing! Total Banner hunt! Congreats!
 
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I envy you guys in Massachusetts
Thanks Truth. I got real lucky on this one. It is a great feeling that I hope everyone can experience some day. Mass has its drawbacks, but there is some good detecting here if you can find the right spots. Thanks again, and congrats on your recent banner.
 

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