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    Road Trip to Bavaria #1

    Wow, I just spent 6 glorious days detecting in Bavaria. I went with a couple other guys and we met up with a local detectorist/guide. He took us to some amazing locations with tons of history. Our group found lots of nice keepers. These are just the silver coins I found. They range in date from 1737 to 1862. 10 of them are 1700's (hammered) and 8 are 1800's (milled). More posts will follow as I get the rest of the stuff cleaned up. This is a group photo and then some of the better condition coins.
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    Oldest Silver Coin: 1826 Groschen, then 1765 Kreuzer, then 1250 Heller, now 1242 Denier
    Oldest American coin: 1805 Draped Bust Large Cent
    Best Coin: 1625 Escalin from feudal France
    Best Relics: ca. 1200's Bronze Spur, ca. 1500 B.C. Bronze Arrowheads
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    I was wondering where you have been lately and now I know...finding more amazing old silver! So many new avatars. At the end of your stay in Germany you should just pile them all up and take a pic.
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    GEEEZE Dave, leave some for the locals! You're going to have Germany cleaned out by the time you come back!
    GREAT FINDS!!!!!
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    So, Bavaria must be one giant honey hole!

    My jaw just hit the floor!

    What a huge pile of super old silver coins, Dave! SPECTACULAR! I can't wait to see the other finds.

    Lifetime totals:
    8 Large Cents, 370 Indian Heads, 2 Two Cent Pieces, 1 Capped Bust Half Dime, 1 Seated Half Dime, 9 Shield Nickels, 66 V Nickels, 119 Buffalo Nickels, 16 Seated Dimes, 124 Barber Dimes, 374 Mercury Dimes, 229 Rosies, 4 Seated Quarters, 15 Barber Quarters, 17 Standing Liberty Quarters, 83 Silver Washingtons, 1 Seated Half, 3 Barber Halves, 16 Walking Liberty Halves

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    I DON'T EVEN UNDERSTAND THIS POST!!! Here is the kicker..."More posts will follow as I get the rest of the stuff cleaned up."
    So many questions....
    Was the "detectorist/guide" a professional?
    What is the silver content/why do they look goldish?
    When you ONLY find milled 1800s coins is it now considered a skunking?
    Did you get to sample some pilsners?
    Do these people have detectors?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OxShoeDrew View Post


    Ha ha! That was actually a clue on Jeapardy last night. "Spinal Tap's amps go to this number."
    Lifetime totals:
    8 Large Cents, 370 Indian Heads, 2 Two Cent Pieces, 1 Capped Bust Half Dime, 1 Seated Half Dime, 9 Shield Nickels, 66 V Nickels, 119 Buffalo Nickels, 16 Seated Dimes, 124 Barber Dimes, 374 Mercury Dimes, 229 Rosies, 4 Seated Quarters, 15 Barber Quarters, 17 Standing Liberty Quarters, 83 Silver Washingtons, 1 Seated Half, 3 Barber Halves, 16 Walking Liberty Halves

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    Quote Originally Posted by OxShoeDrew View Post
    Was the "detectorist/guide" a professional?
    What is the silver content/why do they look goldish?
    When you ONLY find milled 1800s coins is it now considered a skunking?
    Did you get to sample some pilsners?
    Do these people have detectors?
    The guide is a friend of our German host. He is American but lives over here. He has been detecting in Bavaria 18 years. Don't even get me started on his awesome collection!

    Silver content is low for some of them (18% to 28%) and high for others (90% to 95%). Coins look yellow because Germans love light bulbs with soft yellow light (I took the pics indoors).

    Coins minted after 1870 are considered modern.

    Yes, WAY too many beers this week!

    Yes, they have lots of detectorists but the amount of finds is so wide-spread it will last for generations.

    Here's the medieval eating knife I cleaned today... (15th - 16th C.)
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    Oldest Silver Coin: 1826 Groschen, then 1765 Kreuzer, then 1250 Heller, now 1242 Denier
    Oldest American coin: 1805 Draped Bust Large Cent
    Best Coin: 1625 Escalin from feudal France
    Best Relics: ca. 1200's Bronze Spur, ca. 1500 B.C. Bronze Arrowheads
    YouTube Channel: Daddy Digger

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    All I can saw is ! WTG on some amazing finds!
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    Wow, those coins are impressive. What a batch of beauties. Congrats and thanks for posting. I can only assume there is some good videos coming. WD
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    1 Barber Half, 1 Washington, 1 SLQ, 1 Seated Dime, 5 Barber Dimes, 26 Mercs, 18 Rosies, 3 V nickels, 7 Buffalos, 5 War Nickel, 5 Indian, 233 wheats, Clad $114.31
    2019 Goals: Wheats 3106/3000 Silver coins 1325/1300 Clad Dimes 5005/5000 Rosies 395/400 Mercs 579/600 Clad Nickels 2528/2500

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    Living the Dream! Congrats!
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    Wow - like Donnie said - living the dream brother. Wonderful assortment of old coins. Looking forward to viewing your relics from this trip.

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    What an array of silver coinage , great coins !

    Quote Originally Posted by OxShoeDrew View Post
    I DON'T EVEN UNDERSTAND THIS POST!!! Here is the kicker..."More posts will follow as I get the rest of the stuff cleaned up."
    So many questions....
    Was the "detectorist/guide" a professional?
    What is the silver content/why do they look goldish?
    When you ONLY find milled 1800s coins is it now considered a skunking?
    Did you get to sample some pilsners?
    Do these people have detectors?
    Dave's detector goes to eleven !
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