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Cache Found of 22 Old Chinese Coin!:surprised:
Posted by: jcooking
Date: October 10, 2010 08:53PM
I had a couple of hours to kill on Friday so decided to take my detector for a walk. I found a couple of wheats in the first half an hour, and then about an hour into the hunt I got a 5" signal that was sounding pretty much like a quarter. I dug down to 5 inches and nothing, put my sunray probe in the hole and still got a coin signal, but a few inches deeper. Dug another few inches out and still nothing, but the probe kept sounding good. Dug another bit deeper and stuck my hand in the hole. I felt something hard and dumped it out onto my detecting towel. To my surprise I saw 6 coins fall out of my hand!! I quickly put my probe back in the hole and it was screaming. Grabbed another handful of dirt from the bottom of the hole and got another handful of coins! I could not believe it, so another handful into the hole and got a third handful of coins!!:hot: One last trip into the hole with the probe and got the last two coins out of the dirt. They were all pretty much stacked together with a few of them corroded together. Total take for the hole was 22 coins in an area about two cube inches. This is my very first cache and I am super excited! I figure that this is way too many coins to be a coin spill. I read online that these coins were often kept on a string or tether in an even amount of 50, 100, etc...I didn't find any kind of sting holding them together, but it looks like they had been in the ground quite a while. There was quite a Chinese population in this area in the late 1800's working on the railroads and mines. Don't know if someone buried these or lost them, but am sure glad that they did. The first pic of of the coins when I got them home and a look at dirty one. The others are pics of the fronts and backs of them after cleaning. The last pic of the coin in probably the best condition. I was able to find a site to compare the characters on the coin and the last pic is of a coin from the Ch'ing Dynasty. The emperor was Kao Tsung, and these coins were cast from 1736-1795.:super: I never thought that I would find a coin in the 1700's, especially a bunch of them at once! Needless to say I am on cloud nine about it. Happy hunting and you never know what will be in the next hole!!



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Re: Cache Found of 22 Old Chinese Coin!:surprised:
Posted by: widebody
Date: October 10, 2010 09:30PM
great find. thx for sharing. found 12 coins in one hole a few weeks ago. i was excited. all clad. to find twentytwo and have them be two hundred years old. that's
amazing and very exciting. you still have two and a half months to find something that will top that for the year. just find where they buried their gold now.

HH

Re: Cache Found of 22 Old Chinese Coin!:surprised:
Posted by: JohninNC
Date: October 10, 2010 09:33PM
Real cool find! I hope to find one someday. Congrats!



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Re: Cache Found of 22 Old Chinese Coin!:surprised:
Posted by: MontanaMatt
Date: October 10, 2010 11:01PM
Wow what a cool cache find bro! That is so badass! Well done man I hope to find a cache someday. Keep it up broheim! :clapping:

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Re: Cache Found of 22 Old Chinese Coin!:surprised:
Posted by: Nancy-IL
Date: October 11, 2010 07:22AM
I have to say I've never seen anything like it before. That's one heck of a cache find and so interesting. I know it takes a while to find out the years they were made, but well worth it. Good going Jon. I think those coins would make a beautiful display on a red piece of velvet in a picture frame. Hint hint! :thumbup: This will be a "treasured" moment. BIG congrats to you and let us know what you're going to do with them all. Honestly, I think a display of some sort would be awesome. That's just so cool! HH, Nancy



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Re: Cache Found of 22 Old Chinese Coin!:surprised:
Posted by: Topo
Date: October 11, 2010 06:06PM
freaking amazing, congrats :clapping:



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Re: Cache Found of 22 Old Chinese Coin!:surprised:
Posted by: srf2112
Date: October 11, 2010 06:13PM
Unbelievable JC ! What a feeling that must have been. Have you determined what the metal is yet ? Looks like they're probably silver if I was to guess but I have no idea what they used in China 200+ years ago. Incredible finds ! I'm goin huntin now....
HH
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Re: Cache Found of 22 Old Chinese Coin!:surprised:
Posted by: LuckyDig
Date: October 11, 2010 06:15PM
Congrats on the awesome find!! Really gets the blood pumping...I wanna go hunting now. Thanks for sharing :cheers:



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Re: Cache Found of 22 Old Chinese Coin!:surprised:
Posted by: jim dixon
Date: October 11, 2010 09:02PM
Super finds. Would love to know what site you used for info on the coins. Been hunting here in Oregon for 25 years. I have those things all over my house--- just added one Sunday.With the Oregon rains on there way I will have sometime for research. Thanks---Jim

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Re: Cache Found of 22 Old Chinese Coin!:surprised:
Posted by: jcooking
Date: October 12, 2010 09:20AM
Here are the two sites that I used for identification, hope it help. Gotta love the internet!

http://worldcoingallery.com/countries/China1.php
http://www.sportstune.com/chinese/coins/chienlung.html



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Re: Cache Found of 22 Old Chinese Coin!:surprised:
Posted by: littletwig
Date: October 12, 2010 12:04PM
WTG what a super find. I'll bet you did the happy dance.

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Re: Cache Found of 22 Old Chinese Coin!:surprised:
Posted by: Cajuncoinhunter
Date: October 12, 2010 03:02PM
Great job and lucky you !!! Those are all really unbelievable and they carry a lot of history with them also. AWESOME finds for sure. CCH



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Re: Cache Found of 22 Old Chinese Coin!:surprised:
Posted by: Old Katz
Date: October 12, 2010 07:33PM
Amazing find!
Katz

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That's Awesome!!!N/T
Posted by: Jeff-TN
Date: October 13, 2010 09:07PM

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Re: Cache Found of 22 Old Chinese Coin!:surprised:
Posted by: Joel-Winnipeg
Date: October 13, 2010 09:30PM
Congrats on the great cache find !



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