« Back to Finds Posted December 28th, 2008 by John D.

  • found-spanish-counterfeit-coins.jpg
  • found-spanish-counterfeit-coins2.jpg
  • found-spanish-counterfeit-coins3.jpg
  • found-spanish-counterfeit-coins4.jpg
Item Found: Rare

Location:

Metal Detector Used: Other (NONE)


December 28th, 2008
 

White’s Beats Fisher’s

To the good people at White’s Electronics,

My Father-in-Law had heard about an old homestead site from a father and son team that used another brand of detectors (Fisher). They had hit this site several times without finding very much. We had a day here a couple of weeks ago when the snow had melted and the ground was unfrozen.

I found these four Spanish counterfeit coins near an old iron water pipe. They were cast in Pewter and brass coated to give them a Gold look. They are all dated 1792. They are supposed to imitate Gold 8 Escudos. I was using an Eagle Spectrum with a 600 Blue Max Coil, what a great combination for trashy areas. My Father-in-law who uses a DFX also found a 2 Cent piece and an Indianhead Cent. I just wanted to say Thanks to all the folks at White’s who make such great Detectors.

Sincerely,

John D.

« Back to Finds

More Stories

August 1st, 2015
I was hunting a AAF base from WW2 and the signals were scarce. I finally got a great signal that came up as a quarter on my DFX and was…
August 1st, 2015
While talking to a neighbor of my parents about metal detecting, another neighbor stopped by and mentioned that he had lost his wedding band last fall while gardening in his…
August 1st, 2015
I was at the local high school a few weeks back as school just got out to do a morning hunt. I've hunted the school many times as I always…
August 1st, 2015
My White's M6 never lets me down. I have been on a quest to find a Walking Liberty half dollar for quite some time now. I think it is one…
1 matching finds