2015 is turning out to be a good year for finding silver for me. I found my first silver quarter this year and it was a surprise find for me. I was scanning an area of an old park where it looked like a structure once stood. I started picking up clad quarters at 4 – 5″ ringing up as 11-47. Which is kinda unusual since clad quarters usually ring up primarily for me as 12-46. I came across another 11-47 signal thinking it was another clad quarter and it ended up being a silver 1937 Merc at 4-5″ standing on edge vertically. I pulled nails out of the hole first and found the Merc off the edge of my plug. So I slowed down and started gridding the area. My next interesting signal could be described as a goofy wheat penny signal, but didn’t really sound right. I don’t remember the numbers, but I remember thinking I wanted to see the date of the wheat. My pinpointer starting signaling everywhere in the hole, not good I thought. After removing three or so rusty nails, my pinpointer started going off on the edge of my plug. As I removed more dirt a 1959D silver quarter fell out. It was standing vertically on edge too! I can only assume the silver quarter was affected by the iron nails, but ringing up as a goofy wheat penny surprised me. So two silvers coins I found and I didn’t know they were going to be silver. Still I like good surprises 🙂
I’m considering going back and digging every non iron signal. It wasn’t too trashy with non iron signals and I might find a ring. The coins I found there ranged from the 1930’s to 1970’s. Whatever was there had been there a while. I guess I will just have to see and I’ll let you know. Good luck.