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Finding the holy grail, thankfully the shovel missed it, MIND-BLOWING!:yikes:
Posted by: Ytcoinshooter
Date: May 28, 2018 10:41AM
I got my stepson into detecting a few years back and he's really addicted. After his tour in Afghanistan he bacame a corrections officer and works many double shifts. This post is a big congrats to him for his service AND for a lifetime find he made yesterday. It started Friday's when we were detecting a new permission he secured from a coworker. I knew the area was rich in history back to the 1600's but I always try to dial back my expectations, mind blowing surprises do happen. Friday's finds for me were awesome, 1732 pistareen, 5 colonial era coppers in one hole, some odds and ends including a 19 one cent coin spill - 17 60's era memorials and 2 wheat backs and lastly a musket ball. Casey came away with silver Roosevelt, IH cent and an 1852 silver trime. Yesterday he got out of work in the early morning after pulling a long night and went straight back to the site. Said he thought I had plans with his mom since it was Sunday. It was raining so we're were not planning on taking one of the Harley's out for a ride and lunch. Wish he had called me!!! I get phone call late morning that he had made some more colonial period finds and later coins, "I think I got a tree coin" - silence then I said send me a pic now!!!! No wonder he didn't just text me. Don't rub it, touch it etc. I said. He came straight over from the site an hour away and the rest of the day was celebration. It was pretty thick with black acidic pine forest soil when I unfolded the napkin (where's his water bottle for old coins?). All I did was place it in a soft, water and Dawn saturated paper towel for a bit then let some gentle running water do the rest. I know not to clean coins from over 50 years in numismatics but the grit was going to cause stiraitions if it got handled or put in a flip with the crud. Showing it could have caused fine damage. We of course are planning on going back and also photographing everything that comes out, might make a good W&E story. I could go on and on but why waste time reading when there are these pics!
https://photos.app.goo.gl/QvdO0xrP8iqwTbmB2
He also scored a U.S. large cent 1828 and a mixed foreign coin spill, 20th century but there was a silver 3 pence in it.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/VzJbwAAv2SqxFMwC9

this is a large planchet variety, possibly NOE1. We will look into slabbing it, I have some worthy submissions to accompany it. I'm well aware of environmentally impaired coins and how some services deal with these. Just an authentication, attribution will be icing on the cake. I know it's real.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/jsi5qOczQiwHbDM82
https://photos.app.goo.gl/FDhTFYwVZvkrvwFb2

https://photos.app.goo.gl/YjsJOoDGQGf36iBE2
https://photos.app.goo.gl/rZE1s8qSDMmgN9dz1
https://photos.app.goo.gl/R1DWROFsYL8bkFw93
https://photos.app.goo.gl/zaWlQNQ3Z4mbuDCV2
https://photos.app.goo.gl/IYhUYEGDZPgTD6Oj2
https://photos.app.goo.gl/4CkPpvtvKnrKBWVh9
https://photos.app.goo.gl/UGMo4GidJy3g85xx1
Silver washed copper picture above. I reasonably think that this could have been an attempt at counterfeiting. I think the old slogan was "to counterfeit is death" seen printed on some colonial era currencies. Counterfeiting was rampant in the 1700's.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/lMRg73zhbX0FVu1P
19 cents in one hole, 2 were wheats, no zinclons.
I dug iron that spoofed as a coin as well as some rusty cans that did the same. I changed the recovery speed to 5 and left the iron bias at 0 until just before the copper spill in the last 45 minutes of the hunt. My other settings after a nose cancel and ground balance were park 2, 23 sens, reject to +9. I dig more junk with the EQX, but I feel it sees everything or darn close. If I were to try and dig every pip squeak...I'm liking the EQX and I'm trying to taylor it for my style. In wooded areas, fields, places I can dig freely it's easier to learn. I just dig more crap.
It's been quite an expireince!
HH - Bruce
Ps after I cut the lawn today I've got to go detecting! But it won't be the same site until Casey can get free, it is his permission.



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Re: Finding the holy grail, thankfully the shovel missed it, MIND-BLOWING!:yikes:
Posted by: TnShooter
Date: May 28, 2018 07:37PM
Forgive my ignorance. As my oldest coin is 1905.
But what is the coin he dug?

Either way, congratulations to him. Anything front he 1600's is awesome.:thumbup:

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Re: Finding the holy grail, thankfully the shovel missed it, MIND-BLOWING!:yikes:
Posted by: Ytcoinshooter
Date: May 28, 2018 07:57PM
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TnShooter
Forgive my ignorance. As my oldest coin is 1905.
But what is the coin he dug?

Either way, congratulations to him. Anything front he 1600's is awesome.:thumbup:
It's a pine tree schilling. A storied coin few will ever touch much less dig. The whole story of how silver was first stuck in the British colonies outside of Boston and the crown ordering them to cease plays into why all coins for about 40 yrs bear the date of 1652 despite design changes. It is a coin that as a youngster I drooled over when looking at the red book of U.S. coins.

Re: Finding the holy grail, thankfully the shovel missed it, MIND-BLOWING!:yikes:
Posted by: 407floyd
Date: May 28, 2018 08:28PM
Very good! How exciting for you guys.

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Re: Finding the holy grail, thankfully the shovel missed it, MIND-BLOWING!:yikes:
Posted by: Goldstrike
Date: May 28, 2018 11:10PM
WOW!!! That truly is a lifetime find!!….BUT.....there could easily be much more very early copper and silver coinage at that site including perhaps some gold coinage maybe? Awesome finds!:thumbup:

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Re: Finding the holy grail, thankfully the shovel missed it, MIND-BLOWING!:yikes:
Posted by: Ytcoinshooter
Date: May 29, 2018 07:03AM
Goldstrike: Exactly - we are not done with that site. I'm retired and my stepson works long hours so it's his call when we go. I plan on documenting everything found, it should make a good story. I know there is a possibility of finding anything that circulated - anything. Thanks for the interest and comments. I could have just posted "Pine Tree Schilling here!" But I wanted to be more subtle as this is the real deal and those who recognize my screen name know there's something outstanding in the post.

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Re: Finding the holy grail, thankfully the shovel missed it, MIND-BLOWING!:yikes:
Posted by: utmike
Date: May 29, 2018 02:38PM
Thanks for posting Bruce! Please thank your stepson for his service and congratulate him on the super rare pine tree! What am amazing site, keep us posted.

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Re: Finding the holy grail, thankfully the shovel missed it, MIND-BLOWING!:yikes:
Posted by: Foreverteachable
Date: May 29, 2018 04:13PM
Wooooooooohoooooo totally awesome story and finds!

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Re: Finding the holy grail, thankfully the shovel missed it, MIND-BLOWING!:yikes:
Posted by: Ytcoinshooter
Date: May 30, 2018 07:30PM
Thanks guys for looking and the kind words. I'll pass along the well wishes to Casey. Going back to the site Friday no matter the weather - so far that's our plan. Some T-storms may be in the area but we are on old ground

Re: Finding the holy grail, thankfully the shovel missed it, MIND-BLOWING!:yikes:
Posted by: Drakester
Date: May 31, 2018 01:28PM
Triple kick butt finds there bro! Lucky Dog LOL

Re: Finding the holy grail, thankfully the shovel missed it, MIND-BLOWING!:yikes:
Posted by: Mkus
Date: June 01, 2018 08:48AM
Nice finds

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Re: Finding the holy grail, thankfully the shovel missed it, MIND-BLOWING!:yikes:
Posted by: calabash digger
Date: June 01, 2018 09:21PM
wow!

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Re: Finding the holy grail, thankfully the shovel missed it, MIND-BLOWING!:yikes:
Posted by: E-Trac-Ohio
Date: June 02, 2018 05:54AM
Congrats on the find of a lifetime ! :beers:
A 1652 Pine Tree Shilling really is the "Holy Grail" of coins !



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Re: Finding the holy grail, thankfully the shovel missed it, MIND-BLOWING!:yikes:
Posted by: Trailduster
Date: June 02, 2018 05:02PM
Wow.

Wow.

Did I mention, Wow! :blink:



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Re: Finding the holy grail, thankfully the shovel missed it, MIND-BLOWING!:yikes:
Posted by: BobOso
Date: June 03, 2018 12:55PM
Congrats on the finds.

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