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Old 07-12-2019, 10:52 PM
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Great find! I've never found a cob here in RI in six years of detecting. Really amazing to find one in CA. Congrats!

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Old 07-12-2019, 11:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Tom_in_CA View post
Huh ? Just one. That's a front and back pix of the same coin/cob.
Nah I was just busting your chops for cross posting

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Old 07-13-2019, 10:29 AM
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Never found one Tom !! Cool deal
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Old 07-13-2019, 01:12 PM
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Awesome cob Tom, congrats!
Even down here they are rare finds in the bush, I have maybe 30 reales but only three or four cobs. They are so small they make for tricky targets to find especially if it is a site that was used for a long time and littered with garbage.

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Old 07-14-2019, 06:05 AM
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Originally Posted by matmit View post
Congratulations Tom!
I'm surprised you still have a bucket list, what else could be on it?
Originally Posted by FreeBirdTim View post
Great find! I've never found a cob here in RI in six years of detecting. Really amazing to find one in CA. Congrats!
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Nah I was just busting your chops for cross posting
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Never found one Tom !! Cool deal
Originally Posted by zeemang View post
Awesome cob Tom, congrats!
Even down here they are rare finds in the bush, I have maybe 30 reales but only three or four cobs. They are so small they make for tricky targets to find especially if it is a site that was used for a long time and littered with garbage.

thanx guys for helping me relish in the odd find. Zeemang: Love your thoughts /angle on the strategies and history ! (sheesk, *only* "3 or 4" cobs ? My heart bleeds for you ! )
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Old 07-14-2019, 06:08 AM
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Originally Posted by jack&jill View post
Just want to know how far east is California's borders? And which guy sold you that coin? Fantastic dig Tom and a true West coast bucketlister. After over 40 years in this hobby Tom you have earned this reward. Huge congrats! Trapper
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west coast lies i tell ya who sent that to you tom greta finds buddy cob is awesome
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... Can I get on the mailing list, too? JK.

Yeah yeah, I know : You guys have me "dead to rights". I got a coin that supposed to be for east-coasters. Do I repent ? HECK NO !
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Old 07-14-2019, 06:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Tom_in_CA View post
Yeah yeah, I know : You guys have me "dead to rights". I got a coin that supposed to be for east-coasters. Do I repent ? HECK NO !

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Old 07-14-2019, 06:46 AM
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Enjoyed the write-up. Congrats and thanks for posting.
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Old 07-14-2019, 01:05 PM
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Crazy find Tom, Congrats man!

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Old 07-14-2019, 04:07 PM
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Originally Posted by DigDeepNow View post
Enjoyed the write-up. Congrats and thanks for posting.
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Crazy find Tom, Congrats man!
thanx guys. Ya know it's like a skier who finally accomplishes the double back flip, he hopes it was caught-on-film, or that his buddies saw it so he can gloat a bit, haha
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Old 07-14-2019, 04:09 PM
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A bunch more silver and goodies have come from subsequent hunts at this site. By myself and others. Will be posting a followup wrap-up, with a bunch more pix, in the weeks to come. A "grand finale" post, once we collect up the pix of the various piles of finds, from the 6 or 7 hunters who are in-the-know about this spot.
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Old 07-15-2019, 06:29 AM
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That's a sweet little "end of the bar" piece of silver. And all the other beauties. Great score! Didn't know why they call them "cobs". I guess just because they're cut from bars of silver supposedly.
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Old 07-16-2019, 11:37 AM
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I'd take that over a crusty old copper anyday! Nice work Tom!

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Old 07-16-2019, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by jbrow View post
That's a sweet little "end of the bar" piece of silver. And all the other beauties. Great score! ....
Originally Posted by cellrdwellr View post
I'd take that over a crusty old copper anyday! Nice work Tom!
thanx for helping me enjoy the bucket-lister guys.

A bit of research has revealed that : Peru made "cob" style coins up till 1773. At which time their last mint changed over to "milled" style coins. And the discernible features on mine do indeed point to Peru mint (according to a numismatist who's looked at it now).

So ... theoretically, it could date to as late as 1773. And thus, theoretically, could be a period-loss in the area that it was found. Because, as said, there's some historical "comings and goings", in the 1770s, that was less than half-mile from this spot .

Can't say anything more than that, lest it start to give clues to the location. Later on: Some friends and I will post the full play- by-play of all the stuff that's coming out of this site.

A Three-cent piece came out of the site @ Sunday PM. And ... so far ... two LC's have come up . (Eat your heart out , you snobby east coast guys ! haha ) Many barbers, a smattering of seateds (dimes and half-dimes), a Mexican reale, etc....
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Old 07-16-2019, 01:28 PM
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I don't expect to find anything like that up here in Washington but this post gives me hope. 👍

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