I had to go and let Mr. Jinx in the picture..not really. I’ve been out digging every free moment I have. No silver to show for it, but some old wheats like 1910 and 1918! So I’m in the right area, but am I missing the better stuff? Same old questions. I hunted three parks dating into the 1800’s and only found a couple wheats. In one rather large old park, I dug two clad dimes at 6-7″. I didn’t find one old coin after two hours of hunting. In fact, I only found 5 modern coins. So is everything deeper or has someone with a good machine and skill cleaned it out? I don’t know. I hunted an 1800’s era house where the grass was knee high. It was tough, but I pulled some old wheats and some modern coins. The farmer said he was going to mow it soon and would give me a call. A really great guy to boot! I hope the rest of you are nailing it, just kidding. I hope everyone is finding the good stuff! Still two silver coins shy of my goal…….
Monthly Archives: May 2014
My metal detecting for silver has really taken off. I wonder if I should even say that allowing Mr. Jinx to get involved. I will elaborate a little more on the where. I received permission to hunt a residence built in 1952. It has a large back yard including some heavy duty park grade swings etc from the 50’s. So I know kids definitely played there a really good sign. The yard is also very well taken care of and didn’t look like any major yard improvements were done. So I only had a little bit of time to hunt with my son in town this last weekend. I was able to find 3 wheats and my first two silver quarters for the year and a silver rosie. I went back there tonight and hit it slow and low. I pulled 2 more silver quarters and three Mercury dimes! I was shocked to hit Merc’s in a 1950’s yard. So were Merc’s prevalent pocket change in the 50’s? What a jackpot yard! I also started detecting this last weekend another old park in town. There is nothing there except a walking trail now. I manged to find my third silver quarter and another silver rosie there. They were random finds and nothing really to associate why they were even there other than being a park. So I’m pretty happy and I’m only two silver coins away from my goal 30. Man I hope I didn’t get Mr. Jinx’s attention!!
I hope everyone had as good a weekend as I did. My youngest son came home from college this weekend to spend time with Dad. So while he slept in I went metal detecting. I’ve been dieing to find a silver quarter this year. Most Metal Detectectorist ( is that even a real word?) strive to find silver half dollars, silver dollars and even gold coins. Heck, I feel lucky to find silver dimes! This weekend I found 3 silver Washington quarters! Not only is that the most I found in a year, I found them all in one weekend. I also found two silver Roosevelt dimes to boot! To make the weekend even sweeter, me and my son found 27 Morel Mushrooms!! I hope everyone’s luck was as good as mine! I’m on my way to that magical 30!!