Coin purse LOADED with old coins!!

cjon455

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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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cjon455

cjon455

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What a dream find! Age doesn't matter- they're in fantastic shape from being in the purse and stuck together- every one of us who does this hopes to find one of those, and you were fortunate enough to get that experience- Big Congrats!!
Thanks Jeff. I've found much much older coins but this was right up there with my all time favorites!
 

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Thanks Dave, I've never found a Canadian silver quarter so I was thrilled with that, pretty cool that it's 1900!

Most folks who detect here in Canada always want to find a 'Vickie'. When I have a coin pop up on an old site, I'm always like... 'Please let it be a Vickie'. :laughing7: My avatar is a brass wax letter seal, which is the bust of a young Queen Victoria c1840 - 60. Last winter I had silver ring made for this piece and had it set into the face which I wear every day.

Congrats again on your coin purse recovery cjon,
Dave
 

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I still think this is an AMAZING FIND !!!
 
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Most folks who detect here in Canada always want to find a 'Vickie'. When I have a coin pop up on an old site, I'm always like... 'Please let it be a Vickie'. :laughing7: My avatar is a brass wax letter seal, which is the bust of a young Queen Victoria c1840 - 60. Last winter I had silver ring made for this piece and had it set into the face which I wear every day.

Congrats again on your coin purse recovery cjon,
Dave
Wow Dave that is amazing! Very cool ring you had made. So this Vickie quarter is the equivalent of a US barber quarter so I can see why they're so popular
 

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Wow Dave that is amazing! Very cool ring you had made. So this Vickie quarter is the equivalent of a US barber quarter so I can see why they're so popular
Exactly, Victoria was Queen of Great Britain, Ireland and The Dominion of Canada from 1837 - 1901. Most of the early settlement where I live in Southern Ontario or Upper Canada as it was known during Queen Victoria's time, occurred from 1820 - 70. This is why I tend to find a large number of Vickie LC's. I also find a lot of US IH's, as Canada didn't start to mint 'Canadian' coinage until after 1876. :thumbsup:
 

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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!
 
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Exactly, Victoria was Queen of Great Britain, Ireland and The Dominion of Canada from 1837 - 1901. Most of the early settlement where I live in Southern Ontario or Upper Canada as it was known during Queen Victoria's time, occurred from 1820 - 70. This is why I tend to find a large number of Vickie LC's. I also find a lot of US IH's, as Canada didn't start to mint 'Canadian' coinage until after 1876. :thumbsup:
That's awesome I've only ever found one Canadian LC, about 2 miles from the place I found this spill at
 

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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!! Tha
That is definitely a Banner Find!
nks for looking and reading the long winded post and happy hunting!
Wow
 

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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 find, I share in your WOW! A few years back I dug 25 coins in one hole. Its a great feeling. Congrats!
 

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