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  1. #1
    pl
    Mar 2008
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    18 c of Goodness!

    Went out with D-Dub yesterday to a spot that has yet to fail for us. We have been there several times, and it always holds a surpise for one of us.

    This time around the surprise was for me. First, out came the 1916 Merc that had my heart pumping until I turned it around and saw it was plain.

    A little while later, I went to an area where we haven't hit as hard, and popped out the 1897 IH.

    Then, I had an IH reading, dug a hole and saw a flat piece of dirt in the plug where the coin was. I ran the pinpointer and located the target, an 1874 Shield nickel...my first. I was thinking though, why did it come in like an IH. I rescanned the hole with the detector, and I'm still getting an IH reading....unearthing the 1866 IH. The IH was masking the nickel. Then a few minutes later I recovered an 1890 IH at the base of an old tree.

    All in all a great day of hunting with good peeps. D-Dub didn't do so bad himself, but I'll let him tell his story. Thanks for passing up that Merc Dan!
    HH!
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    2012Counts:
    Barber 1/2= ;WLH 1/2= ;FRH= ; SeQ=; SLQ=1 SWQ=5; Barber Q= ; Seated D.= ; Barber Dime=4 ; Merc's=9; Roosies=6; War Nickels=1; Foreign Silver=1
    Silver=27 Gold=4

  2. #2
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    Jun 2006
    Moonlight and Magnolias
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    Re: 18 c of Goodness!

    Good stuff! The IH laying on that nickel all those years meant that it was in great shape in the reverse.

    Cheers,


    Buckleboy
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    Any relics, coins, or other items appearing in my finds signatures were found on PRIVATE PROPERTY with total consent and permission from the owners of said property.

  3. #3
    us
    Dec 2009
    Bloomington, IL
    E-Trac w/ Sunray Probe, Ace 250
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    Re: 18 c of Goodness!

    nice!!! can't wait until I find a real keeper.. one of those indian heads is at the top of my list

  4. #4
    pl
    Mar 2008
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    Re: 18 c of Goodness!

    Quote Originally Posted by snowskate
    nice!!! can't wait until I find a real keeper.. one of those indian heads is at the top of my list
    Patience is key. Just stay persistent and you will find one. Once you find one, they'll be much easier to find. I'm still looking for my first Large Cent and Flying Eagle cent and Half cent and Bust coin...Oh wow....I still have a lot on my wish list too.
    2012Counts:
    Barber 1/2= ;WLH 1/2= ;FRH= ; SeQ=; SLQ=1 SWQ=5; Barber Q= ; Seated D.= ; Barber Dime=4 ; Merc's=9; Roosies=6; War Nickels=1; Foreign Silver=1
    Silver=27 Gold=4

  5. #5
    p2c
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    Apr 2009
    Matteson, IL
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    Re: 18 c of Goodness!

    Awesome finds L4S. The shield nickle is a good find. To bad nickles don't hold up well in the dirt. Plus a silvery treat for you! I wish I could find a spot like that!


  6. #6
    us
    Apr 2008
    Moronica, northwest of Chicago.
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    Re: 18 c of Goodness!

    Hey Jon, great finds!!!

    I'm still looking for a shield nickel. My kitchen countertop came early in the morning. I should have called you guys....

    If you decide to change your name to Lookn4Flying Eagle, can I use Lookn4seated for a while?
    God bless our veterans! Thank you for your sacrifices!

  7. #7
    p2c
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    Apr 2009
    Matteson, IL
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    Re: 18 c of Goodness!

    Neil,
    You could go as Lookin4Shield. Then you could be L4S also, maybe Mr.L4SCousin.


  8. #8
    us
    Jul 2003
    Elgin
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    Re: 18 c of Goodness!

    Yeah buddy!

    That's doin' it FIB style!

    Nice haul, now pony up Dan!

  9. #9
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    Feb 2007
    Arlington Heights, IL
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    Re: 18 c of Goodness!

    Holy smoke!!

    That Shield is awesome. . . as well as the others

    Yep. . . definitely time to spray the de-icer on the machine and throw on
    some extra socks and hit the woods

  10. #10
    it
    Nov 2007
    Chicago
    White's Matrix M6 w/ Sun-Ray DX-1, 950 coil and 6x10 DD, Minelab Excalibur II, Garrett Ace 250, Garmin Etrex GPS
    1,789

    Re: 18 c of Goodness!

    That's a great shield, Jon. That IH was really taking care of it!

    I wish I could get out...

    Joe
    "Go deep or go home" - LAdigger

  11. #11
    MR Senior L4S

    Re: 18 c of Goodness!



    This time around the surprise was for me. First, out came the 1916 Merc that had my heart pumping until I turned it around and saw it was plain. ////////////////////// Im still looking for 16 D !!!!!!!!!!!!!



    Then, I had an IH reading, dug a hole and saw a flat piece of dirt in the plug where the coin was. I ran the pinpointer and located the target, an 1874 Shield nickel...my first. I was thinking though, why did it come in like an IH. I rescanned the hole with the detector, and I'm still getting an IH reading....unearthing the 1866 IH./////////////////// BIG ----- !!!!! for SHIELD -that is 3-to 9pcs. a Year finding for ILLINOIS !!!!!!

  12. #12
    p2c
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    Apr 2009
    Matteson, IL
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    Re: 18 c of Goodness!

    BIG ----- occasion14 !!!!! for SHIELD -that is 3-to 9pcs. a Year finding for ILLINOIS !!!!!!
    -Walde, you keep stats on these things? I want to know the # of capped bust liberty coins found in Illinois per year?

  13. #13
    MR Senior L4S

    Re: 18 c of Goodness!

    Quote Originally Posted by p2c
    BIG ----- occasion14 !!!!! for SHIELD -that is 3-to 9pcs. a Year finding for ILLINOIS !!!!!!
    -Walde, you keep stats on these things? I want to know the # of capped bust liberty coins found in Illinois per year?
    /////////////////// JUST 40 + years experience MD //////////// Capped bust are more common than shield nickel to find . ///////////////

  14. #14
    us
    Jul 2003
    Elgin
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    Re: 18 c of Goodness!

    Quote Originally Posted by MR Senior
    Quote Originally Posted by p2c
    BIG ----- occasion14 !!!!! for SHIELD -that is 3-to 9pcs. a Year finding for ILLINOIS !!!!!!
    -Walde, you keep stats on these things? I want to know the # of capped bust liberty coins found in Illinois per year?
    /////////////////// JUST 40 + years experience MD //////////// Capped bust are more common than shield nickel to find . ///////////////
    Don't get me wrong Wally Man, but I got three shields last year, no CB's again. Yes Virginia, there is a greater likelyhood of SN's than CB's every where you go. Simple answer is people have been digging silver/copper coinage for decades while nickels lagged behind in finds, mostly due to disc levels of most hunters. Since I've been chasing those nickel/foil signals as well as those silver signals for a couple decades+, my experience has been just the opposite of what you describe.

    Turn that disc down and watch them pop up!


  15. #15
    us
    Let's go diggin!!!

    Dec 2009
    G P, Illinois
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    Re: 18 c of Goodness!

    Great finds L4S!! What a great start to the new year. Do you guys always
    have this much luck in January around here? Found my first shield (1867)
    last March in my yard. I'm using less disc. programs each year in my
    yard.

 

 
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