Monthly Archives: October 2015

Glory Days With Old Silvers

I know its been a while, silver finds were going slow and then boom I start banging them every time I went out. Crazy!  I started hitting a large, spread out old park.  It follows the river bluffs and the open grassy places have been pounded over the years by other metal detectorist.   They didn’t find everything 🙂  I cannot emphasize enough about going slow and check out every deep signal.  You won’t cover a lot of ground, but I bet you won’t leave much behind.  I pulled a silver Washington quarter out of a nail infested hole.  I could tell there were multiple targets in an eight inch area, but in two different angles I would hit silver dime, quarter numbers.  I hadn’t found anything but an old wheat so I dug it.  I pulled two nails with large heads, dang.  My pinpointer still chattered in the wall and out came a silver Washington quarter.  Keep in mind, I dig at least 5 or so deep nails because I will get coin numbers with iron numbers.  So it does pay off to dig them.  Besides, it would bug me to death not knowing if there was a silver in the ground or not.  While I was there I noticed hiking trails leading into woods along the bluffs.  So what the heck, I headed out.  I had good luck hitting the woods in another park and it payed off here.  I found several Mercs and three Barber dimes.  It’s such a thrill to find silver from the 1800’s and early 1900’s.  To top it off I found a 1875 Seated Quarter (very, very worn) on the edge of a trail today.  I couldn’t believe it, I was stunned!  After texting a pic to my brother and friend I went on.  I found a 1925D Merc about 20 yards further down the trail.  Then I covered about a quarter mile of more trails and found nothing.  Thats how it is sometimes.  I’m at 71 silver coins for the year.  My hopes of hitting a 100 is fading.  I need to find 3 more to match my last years finds.   I did find my first War Nickel of the year.  I also found a barely readable 1916 Buffalo Nickel.  I just don’t seem to find much of those.

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