Three More Mercs!

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!

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