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I recently ran into a friend in his late 70's and over lunch, asked him if he knew of any old houses that I might detect for coins. He told me the following story: A few days ago, while walking along a freshly graded gravel road he had found an 1880's silver dollar buried vertically on edge, barely visible. After lunch, he showed me the spot in the road where he had found the silver dollar which was slightly down hill from an old collapsed/eroded adobe house that had been abandoned in the 1940's. He said when the man who lived in the house died, his family boarded up the door and windows, then returned to Mexico and never came back. A few years later, the roof and door frame of the house collapsed after a heavy rain, and my friend decided to see what was in the house. He was astonished to find shelving that had been cut into the interior sides of the adobe bricks, where several coffee cans filed with coins were stored. The cans had rusted out, the shelves eroded away, and  coins had spilled out onto the muddy floor. He filled his pockets with coins and ran off to spend his new found wealth.  He planned to return for more later, but the rain had caused another collapse and he couldn't get inside where the coins were.

 Quarters: 1909 1914 x 2    V Nickle: 1911  Wheaties 1917, 1919-D 1928-S 1929  Canadian 1 Cent: 1929

 Excavation Continuing.

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On 10/26/2018 at 1:16 PM, BMc said:

I recently ran into a friend in his late 70's and over lunch, asked him if he knew of any old houses that I might detect for coins. He told me the following story: A few days ago, while walking along a freshly graded gravel road he had found an 1880's silver dollar buried vertically on edge, barely visible. After lunch, he showed me the spot in the road where he had found the silver dollar which was slightly down hill from an old collapsed/eroded adobe house that had been abandoned in the 1940's. He said when the man who lived in the house died, his family boarded up the door and windows, then returned to Mexico and never came back. A few years later, the roof and door frame of the house collapsed after a heavy rain, and my friend decided to see what was in the house. He was astonished to find shelving that had been cut into the interior sides of the adobe bricks, where several coffee cans filed with coins were stored. The cans had rusted out, the shelves eroded away, and  coins had spilled out onto the muddy floor. He filled his pockets with coins and ran off to spend his new found wealth.  He planned to return for more later, but the rain had caused another collapse and he couldn't get inside where the coins were.

 Quarters: 1909 1914 x 2    V Nickle: 1911  Wheaties 1917, 1919-D 1928-S 1929  Canadian 1 Cent: 1929

 Excavation Continuing.

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NEW FINDS: MEXICAN SILVER AND YANKEE HISTORY!!

US Columbian Exposition, Chicago, Half Dollar 1892 and 1893

This is the first commemorative coin issued by the United States Mint. Like all US silver half dollars, these coins contain 0.3617 troy ounces of silver. Catalog values for these pieces, both the 1892 and1893 dates, are: Worn: $15 US dollars (approximate catalog value)
Average circulated: $18 Well preserved: $20

1910 Mexican 5 centavo (not silver)

1939 Mexican 50 centavos

Nice coin. And silver, too. These old 50 centavos coins from Mexico have maintained their value over their 1905 to 1945 history”

0.321 troy ounces silver. Grade: Worn: BV (silver value)

Average circulated: BV + $6 Well preserved: BV + $18 

1932 Mexican peso - 72% Silver (1920-45)

Collectors of Mexican coinage and symbolic designs of liberty have made this one of North America’s most collected coins. All coins were minted at the Mexico City Mint using large silver planchets (34mm) with a consistent high quality strike that gives all of the issues a beautiful presentation”

I don't usually clean or polish collectible coins, but in this case the value appeared to be minimal to begin with and it helped a lot with being able to read the details and identify the coins.

Mac

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