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    Impressive coin spill

    My D2 was shouting iron grunts and 90, all ways. The XY screen showed a combination of ferrous ad non-ferrous. I dug what I thought was an ox shoe or some such. I immediately saw the large cent. I was bummed as I couldn't believe my program was telling me large iron when it was a LC. Scanned again with pinpointer and found a bit of the iron pocketbook. I was relieved that my detector was correct. Then I kept pinpointing, more iron, ANOTHER COIN! Then more, on each one I took a picture thinking there couldn't be any more...then there was! The icing on the cake is they're all in wonderful condition!!! I always thought what it would have been like to carry coins around in those years, how you'd have to carry LCs and small cents, I didn't realize how similar 1/2 dimes were to trimes!
    Amazingly, the flying eagle came out the best at a site I saw 6 literal EAGLES playing with each other, landing on trees, flying around me, and the last picture is a HUGE fish head and backbone they must have dropped!
    1851 Large Cent
    1857 Flying Eagle
    1852 Seated Dime
    1853 Seated Half Dime (arrows)
    1853 Trime
    1854 Trime
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    Last edited by OxShoeDrew; 12-10-2022 at 05:56 PM.
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    MY JAW JUST HIT THE FLOOR!

    That's the stuff dreams are made of, Drew! WOW WOW WOW! That Flying Eagle Cent looks like it was just minted! Look at the raised rims, it has virtually no wear. What does the other side look like? That coin purse must have been dropped in 1857!

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    Thank you, Tony!! The backs are as nice as the fronts!
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    Holy Cow Drew! That's an amazing spill to say the least, or as Tony said, what dreams are made of! Congrats on that epic find!
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    Thanks so much, Chris! Such a changing time in coinage...juxtaposed to today where we don't even carry coins
    Here is what was left of the coin purse.
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    Wowzer! Than must have been fun Drew. That is the nicest FE I've seen come out of the ground that nice in a long time. All those silvers must have protected it.
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    Wow!! That is one of the best old spills I have seen! And my white whale is in there twice! Oh wow! Put it on the banner!!

    Best 23 cent spill ever!!
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    This is only the 3rd flying eagle I've found, Jeff, and the other two are dateless, red pieces of crud. Thanks, bud!
    Jared...I too counted up the money just to see how much it hurt the original owner. Apparently, it's $8.36 today. Thanks!
    Last edited by OxShoeDrew; 12-07-2022 at 06:29 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucknut View Post
    Put it on the banner!!
    It was instantly added to the banner yesterday!
    Lifetime totals:
    10 Large Cents, 421 Indian Heads, 2 Two Cent Pieces, 1 Capped Bust Half Dime, 1 Seated Half Dime, 10 Shield Nickels, 68 V Nickels, 125 Buffalo Nickels, 31 War Nickels, 16 Seated Dimes, 133 Barber Dimes, 407 Mercury Dimes, 250 Rosies, 4 Seated Quarters, 18 Barber Quarters, 20 Standing Liberty Quarters, 90 Silver Washingtons, 1 Seated Half, 3 Barber Halves, 17 Walking Liberty Halves

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    One of the best spills I have ever seen! Such a nice variety of coins also. Congrats and well done!
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    Thank you, Dave! Imagine a coin spill like this, but in Europe! It must happen, hammered coins, Roman coins, I can't wait for a trip to the UK! I'm kicking myself as Tim invited me for the last trip but I passed because covid was in its early stages during the trip planning.
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    epic spill Drew needless to say someone wasn't happy to lose all that back then . you really think it was a change purse ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by del View Post
    epic spill Drew needless to say someone wasn't happy to lose all that back then . you really think it was a change purse ?

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    Thanks, bud! I'm just guessing they were in a purse because all that ferrous was found with the coins. Maybe something like this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OxShoeDrew View Post
    Thanks, bud! I'm just guessing they were in a purse because all that ferrous was found with the coins. Maybe something like this?
    very possible Drew , most purse parts I've come across are brass hinge parts and pretty flimsy . the picture of your rusted parts look kind of sturdy , almost thick like .
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    Do you have a guess as to what it may have looked like?...assuming you think it was indeed a coin holder.
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    Wow! That's one incredible spill! Congratulations Drew!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheap Thrills View Post
    Wow! That's one incredible spill! Congratulations Drew!
    Thanks, George! ...and the coins are all in great shape to boot!
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    WOW Drew, you hit it way outta the park! Amazing hunt!
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    Just simply epic. Congrats! You've got three coins in that one spill that I have never found.
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    I don't think I've found a batch of coins like that in my lifetime. That is the nicest spill I've ever seen posted here. Congrats on the great finds. WD
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