Three More Mercury Dimes..

Since my last posting I’ve managed to find three more silvers in the form of Mercury dimes.  I love finding Mercury dimes, but I’m ready to start finding Barber dimes.  Heck, I’m ready to start finding much older coins period!  The weather has been pretty mild here for July, but its way to dry.  So I’ve been sticking to only digging parks, heavily hunted parks that is.  The three Merc’s came from three different parks and a lot of patient scanning.  The only silver coins left are the difficult ones no one else could find.  One of the Merc’s ended up being one of the deepest coins I’ve found at a honest 8-9″.  I could barely detect it and my numbers were all over the place.  Using “Quick Mask” I was able to determine it was a coin at the very edge of my Etrac ability to detect it.  Still I was pretty sure it was a coin.  I’ve dug a lot of modern coins and wheats as my numbers are climbing.   I’m still not a 100% confident I can find a silver coin mixed with old iron.   I just haven’t done it myself.  I’ve dug wheats with nails in the same hole, but not silver I can remember.  Every mixed signal I’ve dug with silver coin numbers and iron numbers ALWAYS ended being a nail.  That would be I picked up the head of the nail that is.  So I’ve differed to only digging solid  reasonable numbered targets with a nice repeatable sound.  If anyone is willing to share their insights I will be happy to listen.  Best to you…

BTW – I did find a Chicago Transit Authority token.  Kinda odd since it was found in an old Kansas City Park. It was at about 5-6″ and rang up in between foil and Nickel numbers.  Odd sounding and odd numbers prompted me to dig it.  I’m glad I did.  So when in doubt, be curious and dig it.  You never know….

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