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    one coin but oh what a coin !

    i decided to get out today even though it was cold and im glad i did.
    decide to hit a park that i found a 1754 half real on last year and a beat up 1 real the year before.
    i started on the grass but then noticed in the distance a bit that they have plowed/scraped so i decided to hit that instead.
    after 2 minuets i get a screaming 81 on the AT pro at 1 inch, now normally that would mean a copper penny but with the new NEL tornado coil the numbers are coming up different so i dug it and WOW.... im glad i did.
    lady's and gentlefolk ... my oldest silver to date !!!! 1730 Philip V 1 real.
    there are no words to explain my excitement but having found 3 Spanish silvers on a field i have hardly hit i am begining to think im on some sort of trading site from way back when, and my mind is thinking there maybe gold escudos there from the same time frame.
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    WOWZA!!! That is beautiful, congrats!
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    Gorgeous coin and awesome find! Wish you the best of luck on the trading post thoughts. One never knows what's down under till you get swinging.
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    That is a mind blowing find, Lee!

    Soon to be 300 years old! What an incredible piece of history, and silver to boot! I would have jumped 10 feet in the air had I found it!

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    Wow, What an awesome Find.
    I can't even imagine digging a 1700s silver
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    Great find Lee! I look forward to seeing it in person in a couple weeks! HH, Dave.
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    Dave mate you will be hunting where i found it,me you,mango,del and the bloke your bringing.....is it little digger...cant remember...lol.
    im thinking all of us swinging we must find a gold coin.

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    Wow , what a great coin great looking pistareen Lee
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    Quote Originally Posted by lee View Post
    Dave mate you will be hunting where i found it,me you,mango,del and the bloke your bringing.....is it little digger...cant remember...lol.
    im thinking all of us swinging we must find a gold coin.
    You sir, are too generous. Lee mate, you can expect a couple thirst-quenching pints from me!
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    Awesome coin! Hope you guys find a bunch of old stuff!
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    Incredible coin in amazing shape. Wow!!!!!!
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    Nice scoff for sure. Interesting though the ones we dig here always have a hole at the top. Your on a roll that I thrust will comtinue rolling...take care!
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    Quote Originally Posted by leslie(nova scotia) View Post
    Nice scoff for sure. Interesting though the ones we dig here always have a hole at the top. Your on a roll that I thrust will comtinue rolling...take care!
    funny you say that lez,the 2 i found there prior to this one both had holes at the top,the 1754 1/2 real from last year my wife now wares around her neck.

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    Holy wow, Lee!! Maybe this beauty warrants a nicer pic?

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    Grats on the pillar coin, Lee.. <--- I think you know why I put that identifier. My oldest silver still remains at 1875. I saw that too after putting on the NEL sharpshooter on my Bounty hunter. The nickels went from 23-25 to 27-29. But it wasn't a huge change so took all of 20 min of digging at a park to know how far off from original learning the new numbers were. I should get a new machine before going... altho you said any machine could have nabbed it.
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    That's one heck of a find Lee! Great job!
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    Sweet silver! Congrats.
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    Finding only one coin all day would be just fine with me, as long as it were a coin like that one!
    That's a real beauty Lee!!
    Congrats!

    Hopefully there'll be one or two more hiding out
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    Quote Originally Posted by lee View Post
    Dave mate you will be hunting where i found it,me you,mango,del and the bloke your bringing.....is it little digger...cant remember...lol.
    im thinking all of us swinging we must find a gold coin.
    Lee, you can call me whatever kinda Digger you want to if there's silver and gold coins from the 1700s to be found!
    Some days you get the corn, some days you get the cob
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    Beautiful coin! Congrats!
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