Posts Tagged With: etrac walking liberty half

Deep Woods Silver and more

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

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Finally, A Big Silver Fish!

I thought my exciting news was going to be about going out of town, hitting a really old park and finding a Indian Head penny and a silver Washington.  That was until yesterday when I pulled a 1943S Walking Liberty Half!  That’s my first large silver coin and it made my weekend.  This last weekend was looking pretty bad since I hadn’t found an old coin until I hit the silver half (it ended up being my only old coin for the weekend).  Since my last posting, I’ve found several silver coins and wheats at various parks.  The weekend before last, me and my brother went to an old small town park dating in the late 1800’s.  I was pumped, surely there must be a lot of silver coins.  It was cold, ground was frozen and it was one of the cleanest parks (not much trash considering the age) I’ve hunted.  Someone or others had cleaned it up good, maybe looking for gold rings.  Modern coins were mostly pennies and I did manage to find a 2″ deep clad half dollar (another first) that must have been passed thinking it was trash.  After several hours, I hit a deep signal that turned out to be an 1903 Indian Head penny and a 5″ iffy signal that was a silver Washington on its edge.  I was lucky to find the silver quarter, had I approached it from any other direction I would have missed it.  As I circled the target, I only got a decent signal from one side.  It sounded like silver, but it didn’t a 100%.  I was just lucky and being curious payed off.  I’m at 17 silver coins and trying desperately trying to keep a good silver pace.  My goal is to beat my last years finds of 74 silver coins which is going to be tough.  So I will stay at it.  Best of luck!

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