I dug a Pre-WW2 coin-stash..........

Rich in Central PA

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Hello friends, well the metal detecting gods smiled on me yesterday as I went out for a typical day of metal detecting. Turns out it was anything BUT a normal day as you shall see. I decided to go deep into the woods behind this old picnic grove (circa 1850).
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First hour was better than usual: dug 2 Indianheads 1889 & 1907, then 2 wheats 1912 & 1920 plus an old cufflink and possible a suspender clasp?

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Second hour gets interesting. Came across a dead tree in the woods and swiped my detector under it and sounded offf like a tin can but with muliple VDI's :quarter, dime, etc., you get the picture.........Dug the hole about 6 inches and staring me in the face is a Barber Quarter, pulled it out, and can see multiple coins in the hole, some loose and some stuck together. What a friggin' rush. Didn't need my detector, just kept sticking my fingers in the hole feeling for coins and took them out of the hole one by one. Then I scanned the hole with my detector and got a few more making sure I didn't miss any. When all was done, there were 25 coins in that hole ranging from 1908 to 1941.

The coin breakdown: 1908-O Barber Quarter, 1913 Barber Dime, Mercury Dimes: 1920, 1924, 1928-S, 1939, 1941. Buffalo Nickels: 1918, 1920, 1923, 1923, 1926, 1935, 1935. Jefferson Nickels: 1938, 1940, 1940, 1940, 1941, 1941. Wheaties: 1920-D, 1934, 1938, 1940, 1941.

A most memorable day in my life detecting. Thanks for looking, and yesssssssssss there are coin stashes and caches still out there.........Rich
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baylorhall

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Wow!! Congrats on a wonderful discovery!
 

tennessee digger

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Wow! What a great find. I would go back and look some more in the same area, could be even more. Tennessee digger
 

DKinPA

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Rich you are one of the luckiest SOB's I ever met!!! What a find......I'm sure you were a little excited to see all that coming out the ground!

Congrats!!!

Buy me a lottery ticket will ya?

Dave
 

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What a fantastic coin spill!
 

junkhunter

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Nice find,oddly enough that wheat i got up their today was a 1920 also?Wish i could find another stash.Especialy a silver one like yours.
 

inspectorgadget

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That's what ya call a phenomenal day of detecting!:occasion14:
 

jeff of pa

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Nice finds Rich !

congrats !
 

GaRebel1861

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Wow! That's an impressive find. I agree go back and see if there's more there somewhere close by. Good luck.
 

jewelerguy

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wow how awesome is that? I'll bet that was one super fun dig :headbang:
 

JanThorCro

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With guys like you around there aren't gonna be any caches left for me to find before I get my DFX figured out.

What an awesome find.

:thumbsup:
 

thrillathahunt

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Looks like sometime in 1941 somebody was having a "picnic" in the woods and lost all their pocket change. Hmm.

Awesome find!
 

Mzjavert

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OMG you'll be dreaming about that signal for years!
 

CoilFisher

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Looks like a MEGA-SPILL!

40 years ago--I bet every day was like this.
Nice as anything I have seen here! Find of a lifetime! Congratz! :occasion14: :icon_thumleft: :thumbsup:

Jeff, you see this one? :wave:
 

curbdiggercarl57

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Looks like sometime in 1941 somebody was having a "picnic" in the woods and lost all their pocket change. Hmm.

Awesome find!

You're not implying that there might be a few "Merry Widows" cans lying around there, are you?:happysmiley:
 

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