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.
Glory Days With Old Silvers