Thursday, March 31, 2011

3/30/11 My oldest dime found metal detecting

Well I went out again for a few hours metal detecting and I was determined to get an 1800's barber dime. I wasn't finding anything but junk for the first couple of hours until I swung my detector up next to a small tree and it started screaming at me. Well I dug down about six inches and found a plated copper ring, I rescanned the hole and was still getting a strong silver signal and out popped my oldest dime to date. So I can cross an 1800's dime off my list for the year and what else is cool is this is my 1st ever barber dime that has a mint mark on it. I sure hope the guy that lost the dime didn't pay full price for his supposed 18k ring. I hope everyone gets a chance to swing their metal detector over some treasure this weekend, Happy Hunting...

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

3/27/11 Out metal detecting in the woods

I had a few hours to kill so I decided to go back out to the woods and see what else I could find with my metal detector. I was out for maybe 4 hours and only good find was an 1888 Indian Head Cent but to get that I also had a pocket full of shell casings. Well I was moving along when I got a high pitched bouncy signal that was jumping from coin all the way over to iron. I wasn't positive if it was going to even be something good but my gut told me to dig this target. My metal detector said it was down at about 8 inches but no matter what I did I could not pinpoint the target so I just guessed where I thought the center was and started digging.

Well down about 8 inches deep I have to say that I was surprised to see the rim of a large copper (its the same size as a US half dollar), I instantly thought that I found my 1st Large Cent for the year (that would be my 2nd ever found while metal detecting). I quickly pulled it out and seen that my shovel caught it a few times so I was a bit discouraged with myself. I dropped it into my water bottle and was surprised again to see a coin that I have never seen before,  it was a 1904 French 10c coin in perfect condition minus the new marks I made with my shovel. Its not the coin I was hoping to find but I have to say that I am very happy to of found it, this is definitely one of the prettiest coins that I have ever dug. Happy Hunting everybody!

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Diggin History #79 - Columbian Exposition 1892 Half Found ~ Metal Detecting

3/24/11 I went out metal detecting in the woods with DDub & Lookn4seated out in the woods and we all found some great stuff, this is what I found. The site was full old rusty nails and bolts and tons of old shotgun caps but we crept thru at a snail's pace and were able to score some oldies. This is my 2nd 1800's half in 1 week, I almost died when I seen this half in the bottom of my plug!!!

3/25/11 DDub and I went back out metal detecting for a few hours and I picked up 3 more Indians, 2 Wheaties, & a V-Nickel, our new site is really producing for us!
Happy Hunting everyone...


Monday, March 21, 2011

Rainy Day Silvers & Chicago "Vote Twice for..." anti prohibition token

3/20/11 Went out metal detecting with DDub & Lookn4seated to a set of woods that I did some research on and wanted to hit for the past 3 years but never got around to it, well I'm glad that I finally got a chance to detect it!!! Right off the bat I found an IH then a buffalo then a dime and as the day wore on more oldies kept popping up. At one point the rain got so bad that we had to take refuge in the truck for at least 30 min's but once it let up we were back out detecting again finding more oldies. The quarter I found is my newest oldest silver but the token is by far the best find of the day for me. We are definitely going back to pound that place for all it has!!!

You all herd the old Chicago saying "vote early and vote often", well this token is the proves that fact. I found this token yesterday and wanted to share it. Alderman A.J. Cermak later went onto become the Mayor of Chicago and yes the road was named after him. hahaha The token was from between 1919 - mid 20's it was against the prohibition law was that was passed in 1919. enjoy

Friday, March 18, 2011

Diggin History #77 - Unexpect LARGE surface find!!! ~ Metal Detecting

3/17/11 Metal detecting with DDub and we went out to a new section of woods that we have never detected before and I started the hunt off with an old coin spill!!!

12 Silver Day. First For Two. part 1 ~ Metal Detecting to see what my buddy DDub found. Went out with Lookn4seated, DDub & CladTheImpaler for a 7+ hour metal detecting hunt and we all scored!!!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Diggin History #76 - 2 Seated Quarters in 1 hunt + more!!! Metal Detecting

3/3/2011 I went out on a 6+ hour metal detecting hunt with D-Dub & Lookn4seated and we had an AWESOME hunt, these are our finds!!! Lookin4seated & D-Dub use a Minelab Etrac metal detector and I use a Minelab SE Pro metal detector.