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Posted 2 years ago

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Today I would like to share several more of the coins I found in that yard metal detecting a few years back.
German Empire, one Mark, 1875, (.900 silver)
German Empire, ½ Mark, 1905, (.900 silver)
British, one Shilling, 1900, Victoria, (sterling silver)
I am not a coin collector, so please correct me if I have the silver contents wrong.
enjoy

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  1. packrat-place packrat-place, 2 years ago
    Thank you very much BELLIN68 for the nice comment. Blockheaded me, I forgot to turn the coin over, so you only get to see one side!!! Another senior monent, I guess.
  2. Militarist Militarist, 2 years ago
    Your right on the money. Sterling is .925 silver. The coins are very worn but being buried hasn't hurt them much. Very unusual find.
  3. packrat-place packrat-place, 2 years ago
    Thank you very much walksoftly & Militarist
    I have found over the years of metal detecting that higher content silver coins tend to do well in the ground for long periods of time. However, certain soil content and conditions can take their toll.
  4. packrat-place packrat-place, 2 years ago
    Thank you very much AR8Jason. Several years ago I dug up a 1952 Franklin half in Kerrville, Texas, and like yours, as shiny as it could be. You just never know.
  5. packrat-place packrat-place, 2 years ago
    AR8Jason,
    Those tv guys are a joke. When our club received permission to go on a site, we picked up trash, even mowed sometimes to show our gratitude. When I am coin hunting, besides my detector, I always use a small hand held pinpointer and a small homemade probe rod made from brass stock. As I am sure you know, brass will not do damage to a silver coin like a knife blade will. We always tried to leave the area better then we found it. I have not been out as much as much lately as I would like to either.
  6. packrat-place packrat-place, 2 years ago
    Thank you very much kerry10456 & pickingupbones for stopping by and the love.
  7. packrat-place packrat-place, 2 years ago
    Thank you very much bratjdd for the love and for stopping by.
  8. Bootson Bootson, 2 years ago
    Looks like I'll have to get me a detector, I already have brass rod, screwdriver and e-tool.
  9. packrat-place packrat-place, 2 years ago
    Bootson,
    Stick with a name brand, you will be a lot happier.
  10. packrat-place packrat-place, 2 years ago
    Thank you very much for the love miKKoChristmas11
  11. packrat-place packrat-place, 2 years ago
    Thank you very much for visiting mrmajestic1
  12. Kathycat Kathycat, 2 years ago
    Nice Find! Do they make Gold & Diamond Detector? LOL
  13. eccentric1 eccentric1, 2 years ago
    Good to see other (and apparently much more successful) MD enthusiasts here! You have shown some top shelf finds!

    e1
  14. packrat-place packrat-place, 2 years ago
    Kevin,
    Correct, I do not want to play doctor!!!!
  15. packrat-place packrat-place, 2 years ago

    eccentric1,
    Actually, I got them off the middle shelf, the top shelf is reserved for the good stuff!!! Just kidding.
    Thank you very much for the love and kind words.
  16. packrat-place packrat-place, 2 years ago
    Kathycat,
    Diamond, yes, as long as it is attached to a gold ring.
  17. packrat-place packrat-place, 2 years ago
    Thank you very much for the love officialfuel & Hems303
  18. packrat-place packrat-place, 2 years ago
    Thank you very much eccentric1 & vintageloveantiques.com
  19. eccentric1 eccentric1, 2 years ago
    Packrat-place, my detecting finds shelf is actually an old Piano bench, so all my finds tend to be top shelf...the really good stuff I find I throw back in the hole so I can still complain about being so inept at it. LOL

    AR8Jason,

    I am not sure where you picked up a reference in my comment about doctors or detectors. The "MD" I was referring to was in fact Mad Dog 20/20, which I am sure many of the locals around here assume I have been drinking when they see me wandering aimlessly around a vacant lot digging holes in the ground.

    e1
  20. packrat-place packrat-place, 2 years ago
    AR8Jason,
    I thought it was Boone's Farm Strawberry! As you can tell, sometimes my brain wanders around aimlessly. They have a name for that, however, I will not get into it now.
  21. packrat-place packrat-place, 2 years ago
    Be sure to give us updates!

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