🥇 BANNER Found a cache of chinese coins

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I went to a new location that some fellow detectorist told me about. I met a few of them there. And right away i started finding chinese coins. Then I found my first silver jewelry. So I switched to 4khz to hunt for deep silver but there was too much EMI so I switched to 10khz. After that I dug a few more coins. Then I got a faint signal and started digging deeper and deeper. About a foot down I hit some coins. And some were still stuck together. I kept pulling coin after coin. A Total of 130 coins came out of that hole. The coins that I have identified so far are from the Ming Dynasty 1674.
 

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Digger RJ

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I went to a new location that some fellow detectorist told me about. I met a few of them there. And right away i started finding chinese coins. Then I found my first silver jewelry. So I switched to 4khz to hunt for deep silver but there was too much EMI so I switched to 10khz. After that I dug a few more coins. Then I got a faint signal and started digging deeper and deeper. About a foot down I hit some coins. And some were still stuck together. I kept pulling coin after coin. A Total of 130 coins came out of that hole. The coins that I have identified so far are from the Ming Dynasty 1674.
That’s Awesome!!!! Congrats!!!!!!
 

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I went to a new location that some fellow detectorist told me about. I met a few of them there. And right away i started finding chinese coins. Then I found my first silver jewelry. So I switched to 4khz to hunt for deep silver but there was too much EMI so I switched to 10khz. After that I dug a few more coins. Then I got a faint signal and started digging deeper and deeper. About a foot down I hit some coins. And some were still stuck together. I kept pulling coin after coin. A Total of 130 coins came out of that hole. The coins that I have identified so far are from the Ming Dynasty 1674.
holy cow, what a cache
 
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striker

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holy cow, what a cache
This is what keeps metal detecting exciting. Just never know what you're gonna dig up next. This land was recently converted to a park. I found the coins about 3 feet away from a walkway.
 

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Those coins may have been used like this, my coins are more the 150 years old. The sword was hung on the wall for protection.
 

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Red_desert

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The sword center piece for attaching coins was hammered/notched (only the fakes have a round). Also, commemorative coins added make it better.
 
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striker

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W😲W .. That is a great find! What is the history of the area you are hunting?
From some old maps from 1898 it was a village but the coins predate the map by 224 years
 
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striker

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Those coins may have been used like this, my coins are more the 150 years old. The sword was hung on the wall for protection.
Interesting, The coins I found are 348 years old
 

Yang Hao

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From the photographs I can Identify two of the coins. One looks to be a qianlong 乾隆 (qing dynasty) coin and the other jiaqing 嘉慶 (qing dynasty). It would be great to see all the coins once they are cleaned up. Also to see the mint marks on the back to ID which part of China they were minted. Great find! From your location you might be able to find even older coins (song,tang, han)
 

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ABSOLUTELY AMAZING FIND !!! Thanks for sharing !!!
 

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Very interesting find. Even though that piece of silver jewelry looks as some made in the 20th C. yours maybe quite old, as the style and technique it is goes back centuries. I've never thought about what fantastic treasures might be found made of metal in Taiwan.
 

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