Winter here in Missouri has been extremely mild this year. Heck, we are seeing mosquitoes already. Crazy! Of course I’ve been taking advantage of the weather and finding silver. I managed to find my first silver quarter of the year and several more Mercury dimes. All my silver but the rosie has came from hunting the woods in an old park. I hit another very old park and managed to hit a silver broach, but no silver coins. While I’m at 8 silver coins, my brother is leading the pack with 10 silver coins this year. Not too bad this early in the game. While I mostly hunt in auto +3, I’ve decided to make a point to hunt in manual more this year. There are many on the net who claim by hunting in manual a little extra depth and clarity can be gained. My attempts last year only provided me with an unstable etrac. So I will figure out a way to do it if it is possible. I’ll let you know how it goes.
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The weather this winter has been pretty mild and I’ve been trying to get out as much possible. Hunting in the woods has scored me a couple of silvers in the form of a Merc and a Walking Liberty half dollar. Finding a silver half dollar is such a rush. When you struggle to find a silver quarter and find a silver half, you thank your lucky stars. I also managed to find a silver rosie in a 1950’s yard. Other notable finds came in a form of a Missouri tax token and a Catholic rosery. The rosery was a surprise since I found it in the woods too. The wooded area I’ve been detecting is very large and I’m hopeful to find even more cool stuff.
Where to start. Ok, hit 50 with a Silver Rosie in the field behind a local school where I’ve hit other silver Rosie’s. Fifty always seemed to be the hardest number to hit for me. My Pro Coil started developing problems hunting in wet grass. I haven’t had problems in the past, but who knows? So I order the 13″ Ultimate coil by Detech to keep me going. It’s slightly heavier and really pushes the detector’s balance forward. Not much harder to handle though. As soon as I put the new coil on I headed to the local old hunted out park. I managed to find a Merc at 4-5″ sitting at a 45 degree angle. That looked promising. My next hunt was another hunted out old park. The grass was fairly high and made it difficult to hunt, but not impossible. I found a deep target giving numbers like 1-40, 1-39, 1-36 etc. I thought it would be a wheat, but much to my surprise it was a bent 1898 Canadian nickel made of silver. Wow, for one I didn’t know they were made of silver and two was that it was in a Midwest city park! About 6″ away I found a 1898 Indian Head Penny. I love finding Indian Head Pennies. Maybe the new coil is giving me an advantage since I know 3 etracs have been over this area before. Since most of the parks I hunt haven’t been mowed in a while. I decided to hunt deeper in the woods in the park I found the Barber Quarter in. Yes, weeds are high in most places, but in the big timber its not too bad. It paid off with my second Walking Liberty Half, my first Standing Liberty Quarter and three silver Rosie’s and a Merc. It took about 6 hours of wandering through the brush, but 6 silvers! Guess where I’ll be going next weekend?! Happy Hunting