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More Silver Including a Silver Half

First off, I’ve neglected keeping my Blog up to date.  It’s been going really slow with a long dry spell and now a ton of rain.  Finding new places to hunt has been tough.  I managed to find a couple of pockets in old parks that yielded a couple of Mercs, a Rosie and a very worn Standing Liberty Quarter with no date. (Thats two now with no dates, bummer) Mostly I’ve been hitting the same old places and picking up what we’ve missed.  I picked up a Barber dime that was only 3-4″ deep around a tree that was been hit before.  It was about 4″ from trash and I found it because I went from a different direction.  Makes you wonder how much is missed?  I guess that’s what keeps me going back to the same ole places.  I did hit an area park that was created in 1951.  I hunted for an hour or so and was about to give up when I got an interesting signal.  My numbers were 1-44, 1-45 and then 12-46 and trash numbers.  I previously dug two old smashed cans with similar numbers, but this target hit 12-46 a lot.  It was hard to pinpoint so I dug a large plug.  As I pulled the plug I saw a large silver coin fall back into the hole.  It was a Walking Liberty Half and I nicked it despite the large plug. A wheat and pull tab was in the plug also. The half was dated 1945 and the wheat was 1952.  I can only assume people were still carrying Walkers in the 50’s. Hopefully my finds will increase and I will try to do better with my blog.  I still have a long way to go to hit 100.

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First Big Silver for 2016

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.

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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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