I’m still digging in the dirt and I managed to pull three more Mercs recently. I met my brother at a park that I failed to find anything old in two previous attempts. After about 30 minutes I hit a deep iffy wheat along a ridge that ran through the middle of the park. So I decided to grid this area and really slow down and challenge every deep signal. I knew it was going to be a good area, all the signs where there. (Deep iron and pull tabs ranging around 5″) Shortly there after I hit my first Merc, I was pretty sure it was going to be silver. Then I came across a target that was mostly iron numbers, except I would get wheat penny numbers and an occasional 10-45 in two directions. It was one of those “I got to see what this is” kinda targets. I dig the hole and find a nail right away. Dang it! Then the pin pointer starts chattering in the side wall of my hole. Bingo, a merc! The last Merc was a real surprise. I’d been hunting all day and the only old coins I found was a couple of wheats. I starting scanning around an old pine tree and hit a target that was a solid 12-44 and shallow. Fine, a clad dime. The dime was on top the ground and it looked pretty gray. Just before I tossed it in my pouch, I noticed it was a Merc. Really, a 1944 Merc on top the ground reading like a clad dime! It was badly tarnished from being beneath a pine tree and must have been pushed up as the tree grew. Oh well, silver number 32! Thanks for reading, good luck!
Monthly Archives: May 2015