Another interesting coin spill

Metal detecting in the woods is still paying off for me.  I was cutting through a thick area of small trees heading to an open area with large old trees and the Etrac sounded off.  I looked down at the display and it said 9-45.   Sweet!  As I worked around the spot I was getting numbers like 11-45, 12-47, 7-45 and 10-47.  Maybe a silver quarter?  So I dug a wide plug and as I flipped the soggy plug I could see a thin silver rim.  It was a Merc!  I stood up and started getting another silver dime signal and a a low tone mixed in.  Yep, a Merc and a Buffalo.  I checked the hole again and started getting wheat penny numbers.  I pulled two wheats out.  I was still hoping a silver quarter was lurking in the ground.  Then I started getting goofy numbers between a wheat and zincon.  I was surprised to find an Indian head penny.  Wow!  So this coin spill consisted of a 1923S and a 1916S Mercury dimes, a 1919D Buff, a 1908 Indian and 1919D and 1920 wheat pennies.  No Standing Liberty Quarter, bummer.  I love finding coin spills.  It gives me a glimpse of what someone was carrying at the time they lost the coins.  I was surprised finding an Indian head penny, but I guess I shouldn’t be.  The dates are not that far apart.  All the other coins were found in the woods except for a silver Rosie and a wheat. I found them in a really trashy part of the park where I found a previous silver Rosie.  Silver is still there to be found, but I have to be in the right mind set to find it.  It’s super trashy and you have to crawl over the ground to pick out a silver.  Another observation was the coin spill.  The Etrac picked out the silver first despite the other coins in the hole.  The first Merc was a little shallower, bit not by much.  So I would believe the Etrac is geared for silver primarily. Cool!

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