I thought my exciting news was going to be about going out of town, hitting a really old park and finding a Indian Head penny and a silver Washington. That was until yesterday when I pulled a 1943S Walking Liberty Half! That’s my first large silver coin and it made my weekend. This last weekend was looking pretty bad since I hadn’t found an old coin until I hit the silver half (it ended up being my only old coin for the weekend). Since my last posting, I’ve found several silver coins and wheats at various parks. The weekend before last, me and my brother went to an old small town park dating in the late 1800’s. I was pumped, surely there must be a lot of silver coins. It was cold, ground was frozen and it was one of the cleanest parks (not much trash considering the age) I’ve hunted. Someone or others had cleaned it up good, maybe looking for gold rings. Modern coins were mostly pennies and I did manage to find a 2″ deep clad half dollar (another first) that must have been passed thinking it was trash. After several hours, I hit a deep signal that turned out to be an 1903 Indian Head penny and a 5″ iffy signal that was a silver Washington on its edge. I was lucky to find the silver quarter, had I approached it from any other direction I would have missed it. As I circled the target, I only got a decent signal from one side. It sounded like silver, but it didn’t a 100%. I was just lucky and being curious payed off. I’m at 17 silver coins and trying desperately trying to keep a good silver pace. My goal is to beat my last years finds of 74 silver coins which is going to be tough. So I will stay at it. Best of luck!
Finally, A Big Silver Fish!