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Old 07-12-2019, 10:37 AM
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From this great thread I gather that the main factors effecting coin depths are: soil densities, coin densities, coin surface area, coin angle of decent, overburden from organic debris, slopes and the amount of preciptation to include flooding or lack of precipitation. Roots, freeze-and-thaw heave, worms, grubs, ants, burrowing mammals and surface compaction from foot traffic, live stock, parking areas, fair grounds etc. are players too. The period of time a coin has had all these forces acting upon it must also be considered.

There seems to be too many variables to say with much certainty - in most cases - the depth at which a coin might lie. This does not take into consideration the human activities involving fill dirt or tilling / plowing of farm fields.

Am I close? :-)

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