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Old 09-24-2016, 11:29 PM
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I have always believed that coins do not sink unless they are in pretty watery mud. In my opinion coins get buried.....they don't sink. A coin in the middle of a ball field only gets buried by grass clippings. On the other hand a coin under a Maple tree gets buried much deeper and faster than the coin in the middle of the field. Maple leaves are much bigger than a blade of grass! Then you have coins that get lost under Pine and Fir trees, and only sink to the dirt at the bottom of the needles. These are in the best condition when retrieved for some reason. I have found silver coins and copper penny's only 2" under fir needles that has been there since the 1920s and the silver still looks shiny and new, while the coppers have a nice green patina but no flaking or degradation. The worst coins I have found have came from near salt water and they all are pitted and corroded. Coins that are lost in wet grass get buried very rapidly due to muddy conditions and lots of grass clippings accumulating on top of them. On hard dry ground I've found penny's from the 1940s right on top that haven't sunk any since being lost. Hope this common sense makes

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Old 10-09-2016, 06:26 PM
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Great information!
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Old 01-29-2017, 11:03 AM
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I think they initially get covered by grass clippings, leaves, etc. But after that I think they sink once they get into the soil strata. Rain softening the ground, coupled by freeze and thaw of the ground moves coins up and down, not to mention moles and other critters. I think a lot of things play into a coin's placement in the ground. But the clippings from grass definitely start the burying. Just my opinion, definitely not an expert lol.

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Old 01-30-2017, 12:40 AM
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Excellent information! Easy to read, understand and to think about. Thank you!

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Old 01-30-2017, 12:45 AM
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Lol, in the Texas heat and droughts we have, they just fall in the cracks. No kidding, I've seen cracks in the summer more than 2 inches wide and over a foot deep!
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Old 04-14-2017, 03:53 PM
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How deep do you think an 1890s coin could sink in an area that has fully. Flooded several times for several days at a time?

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Old 04-20-2017, 07:37 PM
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Coins will definitely sink in the sand. Every time it rains, they are generally more dense than the sand, and sink when liquefaction of ground occurs under the coin. They don't only sink in mud. In fact, I have found silver Rosie's just under the leaves in a wetland soil area. The mud was apparently dense enough and sticky enough to prevent the coin sinking.

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Old 04-24-2017, 10:55 AM
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Thank you... Very interesting
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Old 08-18-2017, 09:38 PM
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AND there's the rare case where the ground is dry and cracks appear. Some of the cracks can be several inches deep and if a coin happens to fall into one it gets a head start. Rare but it happens.
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Old 12-28-2017, 08:36 PM
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I am soon to find out why my high signal is showing a 6 inch coin.
this could be a good test in a rainy area.
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