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    Wayne Wisconsin

    Old coin spill

    Had an interesting hunt at a very old Park that has been pounded pretty well. My original plan was to hunt a parking lot connected to the Park but the grass was really long, probably a good spot next spring when the grass is flat. I ended up in the Park and spent the rest of the day there. Almost immediately getting out of the car I dug what was not a great signal. It had a little depth so I gave it a shot. The first thing I found was a coin ball with a bigger silver rim. I rubbed the dirt off and saw the eagle on back, Barber quarter. Checked the hole and had more signals the first 2 being nails. Pulled out a wheat I was sure would be an Indian and another signal in the hole turned out to be a V nickel. I covered the plug and scanned again and had a nickel signal in the same area, that turned out to be a Buffalo. Best old coin spill I have seen in awhile. Later I found a small area where I found several Wheaties, 2 Buffalos and a Rosie. All in all I hunted almost 4 hours and found all my best finds in about 10 minutes of hunting. Wisconsin Digger
    The V nickel really cleaned up nicely in salt and vinegar.
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    1 Barber Half, 1 Walking Half, 1 Ben Franklin, 3 Barber Quarter, 1 SLQ, 7 Washington, 1 Seated Dime, 8 Barber Dimes, 47 Mercs, 29 Rosies, 4 V nickels, 12 Buffalos, 6 War Nickel, 1 Large Cent, 7 Indians, 1842 Bank of Canada 1/2 Penny, 381 Wheats, Clad $247.30

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    That is a great day detecting! I love it when the old spills have about 3 or 4 different kinds of coins in them. Happy digging, Dave.
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    Veteran Member Bucknut's Avatar
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    Great spill! At really old places it can pay to dig the deep odd signals.
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    Clad: $75.39
    Indians: 36
    Wheaties: 253
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    Gold Jewelry: 3
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    Northern Vermont
    Excellent spill! So gratifying to find an old set of coins like that!

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    What an awesome coin spill! That had to be really fun to dig. Love that Barber Quarter!

    Way to dig those iffy signals in a pounded park.

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    8 Large Cents, 378 Indian Heads, 2 Two Cent Pieces, 1 Capped Bust Half Dime, 1 Seated Half Dime, 9 Shield Nickels, 67 V Nickels, 121 Buffalo Nickels, 31 War Nickels, 16 Seated Dimes, 127 Barber Dimes, 382 Mercury Dimes, 233 Rosies, 4 Seated Quarters, 15 Barber Quarters, 17 Standing Liberty Quarters, 84 Silver Washingtons, 1 Seated Half, 3 Barber Halves, 16 Walking Liberty Halves

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    Congrats on the finds in the park. Seems like the iffy signals are the only ones left in the parks around us. Although the other day I got an IHP 2" deep in a Milw. park that likely has been pounded. That was an easy signal.
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    Elite Member Digger Don's Avatar
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    Northern Illinois
    That doesn't happen very often. Nice variety of coins in one hole.
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    Indians 69,Lrg.Cnt 2,V 2,war nik 1,Buff 9,Rosie 17,Merc 29,Barber Dime 3,Seated Dime 1,Wash Qtr 10,SLQ 2,Barber Qtr 5,Walker 4,Barber half 1,Slvr ring 5,Gold ring 1, 1831 William IV 1,

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    WTG Dave, nice old spill.
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