Coin purse LOADED with old coins!!

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Wow is all I can think of to start this post, just wow! Got out on an evening permission at a 1870s house north of me. The woman told me it's been hit before but I was welcome to give it a go. Finds started out slow and it was obvious it was picked over pretty well but I kept pushing. My first keeper was the 1865 2 center! Pretty rough shape but I'll take it! Found one wheat and then the mercury that I kissed with my shovel. Went along the side of the house and hit the silver Washington! I was pretty happy with the finds at that point and was considering leaving because it was getting late. What happened next was absolutely amazing! Came across a strange signal, it was really scratchy with high and mid tones and it sounded a little large but I figured why not, let's dig it. First popped out an Indian and a piece of leather with 2 coin impressions on it and I was like OMG!!! I knew I had some sort of either change bag, or change purse. I kept plucking v nickel after v nickel, then a barber dime, and some wheats, then a 1900 silver Canadian quarter, and another barber and more Indians and wheats. All in all there was 6 v nickels, 4 Indians, 4 wheats, 2 barber dimes and the Canadian silver quarter! Nothing older than 1900 but by far the most fun I have ever had detecting!! I'm on cloud nine with this hunt!! Thanks for looking and reading the long winded post and happy hunting!
 

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Congratulation on the cool find. Did you get all of the coins?
Thank you, I'm fairly certain I did. I opened the hole up wider and pinpointed until I heard zero signals. I wish I could have found more of the leather though
 
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That is awesome. I have only found one old coin spill in the past. I always hope to find another. It is so much fun.
Yeah I've found 3-4 coin spills before but never anything like this! Thanks 😊
 
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Great coin hoard! Queen Victoria's profile on silver isn't something you find every day. Looks like it was lost around 1912, so you're the first to touch them since the year Titanic sank! :hello2:
Thank you! I figured that was down there at least 100 years! $0.83 was alot of money back then!
 

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That's one heck of a lot of change to lose in a coin purse at the turn of the last century! :hello2:
My best and oldest coin spill to-date, was just a couple of early 1900 LC's and a silver 'Fishie' nickel.

Love the c1900 Vickie Quarter too... hey, silver is silver north or south of the border. :laughing7:
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Nice! Even without that silver in there it would have been top notch but with, it’s outstanding.

I found a coin purse last year with impressions. The finds weren’t nearly as impressive as yours but I think the leather with the coin impressions might have been my favourite part of the find.
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Wow is all I can think of to start this post, just wow! Got out on an evening permission at a 1870s house north of me. The woman told me it's been hit before but I was welcome to give it a go. Finds started out slow and it was obvious it was picked over pretty well but I kept pushing. My first keeper was the 1865 2 center! Pretty rough shape but I'll take it! Found one wheat and then the mercury that I kissed with my shovel. Went along the side of the house and hit the silver Washington! I was pretty happy with the finds at that point and was considering leaving because it was getting late. What happened next was absolutely amazing! Came across a strange signal, it was really scratchy with high and mid tones and it sounded a little large but I figured why not, let's dig it. First popped out an Indian and a piece of leather with 2 coin impressions on it and I was like OMG!!! I knew I had some sort of either change bag, or change purse. I kept plucking v nickel after v nickel, then a barber dime, and some wheats, then a 1900 silver Canadian quarter, and another barber and more Indians and wheats. All in all there was 6 v nickels, 4 Indians, 4 wheats, 2 barber dimes and the Canadian silver quarter! Nothing older than 1900 but by far the most fun I have ever had detecting!! I'm on cloud nine with this hunt!! Thanks for looking and reading the long winded post and happy hunting!
Nice recovery
Congrats
 
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That's one heck of a lot of change to lose in a coin purse at the turn of the last century! :hello2:
My best and oldest coin spill to-date, was just a couple of early 1900 LC's and a silver 'Fishie' nickel.

Love the c1900 Vickie Quarter too... hey, silver is silver north or south of the border. :laughing7:
Dave
Thanks Dave, I've never found a Canadian silver quarter so I was thrilled with that, pretty cool that it's 1900!
 
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It was a breeze to read through your long winded post, as I could sense a whiff of the excitement. Congratulations on an amazing, not your everyday kinda find!
Thanks a bunch, definitely a hunt to remember!
 
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Nice! Even without that silver in there it would have been top notch but with, it’s outstanding.

I found a coin purse last year with impressions. The finds weren’t nearly as impressive as yours but I think the leather with the coin impressions might have been my favourite part of the find.
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Wow that's an awesome spill as well! Congrats on yours
 

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