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Old 11-15-2021, 11:12 AM
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Smile 1880s Coin Purse Found

Yesterday I went to one of the most hunted parks in my area, the games were on, the weather was chilly, so I just about had the place to myself. I got a 1-30 signal on the E-trac, the are quite a few of these signals around this park, they are usually old wine or liquor caps made of aluminum. That's probably why this wasn't dug by all the old timers. I dug the rotted out coin purse first, and at first I thought it was a piece of garbage, so I threw it in with my trash and was ready to move on. I stood up, and it's a good thing I swung over the plug because all the coins were lying on top of the ground, they had fallen out while recovering the coin purse. 5 coins in total. Two Seated quarters 1877 S, 1857, two Seated dimes 1843, 1877 CC and an 1882 Shield Nickel. That should date this purse right around the 1880s, when it was dropped. Awesome day!
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Old 11-15-2021, 12:01 PM
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Huge congrats! That's one of the best spills I've ever seen dug.

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Old 11-15-2021, 12:15 PM
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Great job! This is why I call western ny the land of the seated! There was serious money around certain places in the mid/late 1800s!
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Old 11-15-2021, 12:31 PM
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Wow! Congrats!

Has to be the best coin spill ever - and with the evidence of why they were together.

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Old 11-15-2021, 01:08 PM
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I'm green with envy ! Found plenty of pocket spills, but never a bonafide coin-purse !
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Old 11-15-2021, 01:59 PM
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Jackpot! Congrats!!!

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Old 11-15-2021, 03:35 PM
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Remarkable! And you dig a fine plug Pilgrim.

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Old 11-15-2021, 04:47 PM
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That's awesome congrats! Now if only I could find one..

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Old 11-15-2021, 05:16 PM
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That's beyond fantastic! This is what I want to happen every time I find a coin purse frame. Maybe some day...

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Old 11-15-2021, 05:56 PM
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Long time no post HF. Good to see your still at it. OUTSTANDING ! Atteboy and congrats on a once in lifetime find/spill. You always post some great finds but really out did yourself on this one. Good luck, Mark

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That is a really great find that does not come along every day.

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Old 11-15-2021, 07:33 PM
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Sweet! That's on everyone's bucket list no doubt! Congrats!
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Old 11-15-2021, 08:01 PM
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Holy carp!!!!!! What a find! I can't even imagine that spill. Beautiful. I see a four leaf clover in that pic too There's one there, even if I don't really!

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That is so cool! I wonder how something that big was lost?
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Old 11-15-2021, 08:20 PM
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The metal top of the purse is in great shape. What is it?

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Wow...you found the mother load of the real good old stuff! Great finds and the story to go with it...congrats!

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Wow that's an incredible find!! To find an 1800 purse with silver coins!? Once in a life time. Also, that dime is a CC making it even better. Congratulations
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Old 11-15-2021, 08:51 PM
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Old 11-15-2021, 08:56 PM
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That is an epic lifetime find! I will quote Tom" sick sick sick"!
Really Big Congrats!👍

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Old 11-15-2021, 09:19 PM
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Wow! That is a dream find for any detectorist. Like others, I'm envious, but in the best way. Congrats to you and thanks for sharing. Hope your finds just keep getting better.
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