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  1. #1
    us
    Oct 2005
    Northern, Michigan
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    My OLD Native American Friend - What is your average?

    During my active THing years I averaged about 10 Indian Head cents per season.

    Finding one was always a delight. There's that sudden little RUSH when you realize it's not just another MEM or Wheatie.

    About how many Indians do you average a year?

    Badger
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    "Everything is an anomaly" Michigan Badger

  2. #2
    us
    Nov 2010
    North Carolina
    BH LoneStar AT PRO
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    zero

    never found one

    last year I hit a very small 14K gold ring. to me that is my highlight so far.

    nothing glamourous but I sure will keep trying.

  3. #3
    us
    Oct 2005
    Northern, Michigan
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    Quote Originally Posted by FarmerChick View Post
    zero

    never found one

    last year I hit a very small 14K gold ring. to me that is my highlight so far.

    nothing glamourous but I sure will keep trying.
    I've found my IHs mostly by old houses. Also new houses built on the exact spot where an old house once stood. At one such place I dug 5 or 6 Indians within inches of the basement walls.
    "Everything is an anomaly" Michigan Badger

  4. #4
    us
    Nov 2010
    North Carolina
    BH LoneStar AT PRO
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    135 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    old time pocket spill! cool

    that makes sense. old homestead should always have some old coins in the ground.

    are the indian heads up in value nice or they only like a few bucks each? just wondering

  5. #5
    us
    Oct 2005
    Northern, Michigan
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    Quote Originally Posted by FarmerChick View Post
    old time pocket spill! cool

    that makes sense. old homestead should always have some old coins in the ground.

    are the indian heads up in value nice or they only like a few bucks each? just wondering
    It depends on condition. Like with any coin there are rare dates but a common Indian with detail like the photo I posted can bring up to $50 on ebay. In badly worn condition one would be lucky to get $1.
    "Everything is an anomaly" Michigan Badger

  6. #6
    us
    Nov 2010
    North Carolina
    BH LoneStar AT PRO
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    135 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    EWW...wow I had no idea they could hit that high in price. sweet AND good to know because I will be more aware when detecting and hope to hit some

  7. #7
    us
    Oct 2005
    Northern, Michigan
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    yes, they're out there you just have to hunt the older sites.

    And too, IHs were in circulation much longer than most people think. My folks owned a sports shop back in the early 50's and Indian Head pennies came in all the time. By the late 50's they were very scarce. But people do occasionally find one even today (usually badly worn).

    This is true not only of IHs but it's true of many obsolete silver coins. In the early 60's standing liberty quarters, Mercs, etc., were common in change.
    "Everything is an anomaly" Michigan Badger

  8. #8
    us
    Nov 2010
    North Carolina
    BH LoneStar AT PRO
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    135 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    interesting.

    well if there were alot and obviously common back then, you know there are still more in the ground. we just gotta find them

    and we are off on a treasure hunt Weeeee

    funny how common things are just that, and 50 years later they are a prize to be found. that is when you wished the parents put back about $100 rolls of pennies to sit and maybe gain value lol

  9. #9
    us
    Feb 2008
    Great Lakes State
    #7
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    silver surfing
    I usually pass over those kinds of signals unless they are deeper or I'm hunting an old yard. I find maybe a dozen IH's a year, have found 1864, 66, 67, 68, etc, a little xtra-special if in nice shape. IH signals can be shallow too at 2-3".

  10. #10
    us
    Nov 2011
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    Last edited by TheOldMan; Jun 19, 2012 at 11:08 AM.

  11. #11
    us
    May 2009
    Mercer county, Pa
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I have only found 2 of them, both on the same day about a year ago.

  12. #12
    us
    Oct 2005
    Northern, Michigan
    willow stick
    6,797
    115 times
    eating
    Most of the Indian cents I've found gave weak signals and were on the deep side. This was due to land fill over the years. If one can find an untouched area where lots of people gathered 100+ years ago one will find them a couple inches deep. In such a place I found a large cent on the surface. One day I dug 7 or 8 in a small area about 4x6 feet.
    "Everything is an anomaly" Michigan Badger

 

 

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