One of My Best Cache Hunting Finds in Upstate New York

My First Coin Cache Discovery in USA

This was my first coin cache find I made in the 1990s. At that time, I was still learning my White's Spectrum XLT metal detector which had just replaced the old good Garrett Master Hunter CX-III in my treasure hunting arsenal.

This photo depicts a moment of my coin cache discovery in Ulster County, New York with my new metal detector.

New York Coin Cache Uncovered

There were 17 coins in the cache, including a couple of Half Dollars, a Hard Times token, and a variety of Barber and Mercury dimes, along with a few silver quarters. My friend David and I spent a while coin shooting at this property, and the total number of coins we recovered at was over 200, counting all types of coins dated between 1807 and 1964. Also a nice variety of buttons and relics was dug up.

Now I am glad that, at least, I had a 35 mm automatic camera with me on that day and captured the moment of my first coin cache discovery! In the following years of metal detecting, I found a number of various coin caches and would never forget the thrill of finding each one of them, but discovering the first one will always remain as something special in my memory!

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You can read my short story on this discovery on this page: Upstate New York Coin Cache Discovery.

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