Why was a Spanish Coin found in a Pennsylvania Farm Field?

 I published a blog post on this in 2021 but thought it worth revisiting. Why would I find a Spanish coin minted in 1781 buried in a Pennsylvania farm field 240 years later? I'm guessing that an early American settler, maybe a revolutionary war soldier dropped it in the late 1700s. I offer some historical context at the end of the video.


  1. A rare find, the result of many hours of metal detecting. Of course I've found many other relics but none as old and historical as this. Every dig is exciting.

  2. Hi Pete, do these coins hold any value?

  3. This particular coin has a retail value of about $50 to $100. Of course it's worth much more to me considering the hours spent and the thrill of the hunt.


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