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Old 06-10-2021, 02:14 PM
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Decided to get out today for a bit since it's been awhile due to dry ground and went to a 1940 pool that I had taken partyofone and his daughter to a couple months ago. The place had given up a couple Merc's, and IHP and some silver rings before but what I found today was bizarre. It's very hard to hunt as it's the site of two 1840's hot-blast anthracite furnaces so the soil is highly mineralized to the point everything rings up 38-40 on the Nox. Today was no different. First find was an aluminum good luck token with a name on it so hopefully I can find the previous owner. Second target signal was jumping from 10-40, all over the place. I lifted the coil and figured it was big iron but decided to dig it out of curiosity. 5" down my pinpointer goes crazy so I'm thinking just dig this iron and move on. Then I reach down, pull out a clump of dirt and see 4 pennies stuck together. Yes......coin spill! Back in the hole I go and keep pulling coins. For 45 minutes I kept pulling up coins, along with a piece of broken harmonica reed, a flat and copper button, a parking meter token, gold plated men's ring and some pool tags and pins. Deeper I dig and out come a 72 Kennedy half, my first ever half dollar. At about 9" I see shiny. A 1927S Merc. Getting better. A few more pennies, nickels and dimes come up as I dig deeper. Under a couple small roots I see more shiny! 1944 Walking Liberty half, my first ever silver half dollar! I keep checking for more, pull a couple clad and some old rusty nails and decide to call it a day. In total there were 83 coins in this small hole. I'm curious at why this crazy combination of stuff was there and why did someone bury it? Most of the coins were 70's-80's with only two wheat pennies and three 1940's nickels.

Once again, it paid off to dig those wacky jumpy signals!

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Old 06-10-2021, 05:14 PM
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Maybe the guy who's name is on the token finally emptied his ashtray. IDK. That is a strange but very cool coin spill Steve. Congrats on the Walker, Merc and wheats and the other goodies. I thought our dirt down here in Pgh was tough but that site sounds brutal. Good luck, Mark

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Old 06-10-2021, 05:33 PM
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Wow, amazing story ! And I love the in-situ reveal pix.
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Old 06-10-2021, 05:49 PM
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So awesome!!! There is so much to be had at that pool, can't wait to see more come out of there. What is the ring? Looks pretty.....congrats!
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Old 06-10-2021, 05:50 PM
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Originally Posted by markinswpa View post
Maybe the guy who's name is on the token finally emptied his ashtray. IDK. That is a strange but very cool coin spill Steve. Congrats on the Walker, Merc and wheats and the other goodies. I thought our dirt down here in Pgh was tough but that site sounds brutal. Good luck, Mark
I looked up the name on the token and the woman died in 2004

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Wouldn’t you love to know the story behind how all that stuff got there?
That’s an awesome coin spill for sure.


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Amazing! Congrats for sure, Imagine... 100 years ago someone went "Dang, I had my ice cream money here..."

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Congrats on nice verity of finds! And to find two halves in one day is rare. That Walker is in pretty good condition too.

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That,s just amazing!
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Epic spill ! Congrats on that big silver 👍☠👍

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Wow, amazing to pull that many coins in one spot, would love to know the back story on how they ended up there! Congrats on the halves, dimes, token, and goodies!
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Could that have been a place to sit and rest, for decades? Could have been multi spills over time. Just my thougnts! Webekin

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Yes, there is a hill on the one side that people would sit and watch for the past 80 years. Like I said it's hard to hunt due to being a steep hill and highly mineralized but obviously worth the effort. The pool is scheduled to be torn down so more opportunities in the future.
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Nice haul.
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Welcome to the walking liberty half club, no fees are required from Tom being east of the Mississippi 👍

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Old 06-11-2021, 08:10 PM
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Great haul! You know what it almost reminds me of, a kid burying his/her treasure.
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