Monthly Archives: January 2016

Dang the Cold!

The cold has settled in and the ground is frozen.  So what to do?  I decided to learn how to get the most out of my blog.  So my blog will be changing for the better, I hope.  I’m learning how to add photos using a mobile WordPress app.  Which is good since all my pictures are on my phone.  It’s been challenging for me to learn the app. (can you hear the snickers of my children in the background? 🙂  I think I’m finally starting to get the app figured out and my blog is showing promise.  Best of luck to everyone and good hunting.

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First Silver of the Year

A brand new year is apon us and a chance to find even more silver.  I’ve already been out twice this year metal detecting.  I was able to find my first silver on Jan 1st in the form of a Mercury dime. It felt nice to have one under my belt.  I’m back to my goal of finding 100 silver coins this year.  I’m considering new stratagies for this year.  I would like to try old plowed fields and pasture lands.  Who knows, maybe a gold coin is lurking out there:)

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Year end totals 2015

I didn’t make my goal of 100 silver coins, but I beat my last years silver total of 74.  It was a good year for me hitting 84 silver coins.  I spent many hours detecting and covered A LOT of ground.  Only God knows how many plugs I dug 🙂  I managed a lot of firsts this year including a Barber half recently.  I primarily hunted public parks proving a lot of old coins are still out there.  I spent many hours on google searches and google maps.  It takes a lot of research and out of the box thinking to find where people congregated a 100 years ago.  I cannot stress enough how important it is to learn your machine.  Good luck this year!

2015 totals

December 26 2015

Silver coins – 84

SBA – 1
Presidential – 1
Sacajawea – 2

Half Dollars:
Kennedy – 1
Walking – 2 (1942, 1945S)
Barber – 1904O

Clad – 306
Seated – 1 (1875)
Barber – 2 (1899, 1907)
Standing Liberty – 1 (no date 😦
Washington – 6 (1940D, 1941, 1951D,1959D, 1961D, 1963D)

Clad – 269
Seated -1 (1854 O)
Barber -6 (1892, 1899O, 1900, 1906, 1906D, 1907)
Mercury – 43 (1916, 1916S, 1917S, 1918S(3), 1919D(2), 1920D(2), 1925(2), 1925D, 1926, 1926D, 1929, 1935, 1935D, 1936(2), 1936D, 1937, 1938S, 1939D(2), 1940D, 1940P, 1941, 1941D(2), 1942, 1942D(2), 1942S, 1943P(2), 1943D, 1943S, 1944, 1944D(3), 1945,
Roosevelt -19 (1947D, 1949, 1950, 1950D, 1950S, 1953D(2), 1954D, 1956D, 1957, 1957D(2), 1959D(2), 1960D, 1962, 1962D(2), no date, it was burnt(?)

Jefferson – 16
War nickels – 1(1945P)
Buffalo Nickels – 3 (1916(2), 1921S)
Liberty (V) Nickel –

Memorial – 491
Indian Head – 4 (1898, 1899, 1900, 1903)
Wheat – 175 (1910(2), 1913D, 1917D, 1918D(2), 1918S, 1919(4), 1919D(3), 1920, 1920D(2), 1923(2), 1924, 1925 (2), 1925D(2), 1926, 1926D, 1929, 1929D, 1930D, 1934, 1934D, 1935(2), 1936, 1936D, 1937D, 1937, 1937S, 1938, 1939, 1940 (3), 1940D(2), 1940S, 1941(7), 1941D, 1941S(2), 1942(2), 1942D(12), 1942S, 1944(9), 1944D(13), 1944S, 1945(3), 1945D(5), 1945D(3) 1945S, 1946 (2), 1946D(3), 1946S, 1947, 1947D, 1947S, 1948D(2), 1949D(3), 1950, 1950D(2), 1951D(7), 1951S, 1952D(6), 1952(S), 1953D(8), 1954D(4), 1955D(4), 1956D(6), 1957D(2), 1958D(7), (3 unreadable)

Foreign coins:
Canadian Nickel – 1898 (silver)
English penny – 1900
Italian 10 centesimi – 1862

Gold –
Silver – 7
Silver pendent – 1

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