Monthly Archives: May 2017

A Few More Silvers and Another First

Silver is becoming as elusive as a winning lottery ticket for me.  I’ve been on a dry streak for about a month.  I haven’t been out as much as I would have liked, but I’ve been out enough.  I did visit a 1800’s park today and found my first Shield nickel.  It’s in rough shape, but I knew it wasn’t a Buffalo.  I assumed it was a V nickel, but after cleaning it I saw the number 5 surrounded by stars.  I had to look it up to identify it.  Its dated 1870 as best as I can tell.  Regardless, its another coin off my bucket list.  I also found a 1900 Indian head penny and a couple wheats.  I thought for sure I would break my silver dry spell today.  Nope.  I knew the park was going to be a challenge when I came across someone else’s plug within about 10 steps into the park. Bummer.  The old coins I did find today were deep and iffy.  So maybe the Etrac will give me an edge when I go back and find more old coins!  I hope everyone is doing well and out digging their own treasures.



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