And I thought it was just another Merc......
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  1. #1
    us
    Jun 2006
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    And I thought it was just another Merc......

    I have been out pounding old ground the last several hunts,And just havent had much to show for the effort,a few relics and that has been it....it is hard for me to give up on sites that have produced some great coins and relics in the past,but I figured it was about time for a change of scenery...
    Made some calls this afternoon to some local farmers asking for permission to hunt there fields,got three yes's out of three calls...I am one lucky son of a gun...A point you will see for yourself below...

    Anyhow,I headed out late this afternoon in search of one of the old homesites that dates back to atleast 1868,lucky it was somewhat dry when I arrived,which means I got to keep my shoes today
    About 150' out in the field I had my first target,a piece of can slaw a few steps later it got better,a nice muddy IH,atleast thats what I thought it to be,so in the pocket till I get home to see what she was...Another ten feet or so I score another coin,sure it was IH also...dug a couple more coins not sure what these were,either IH or wheats,then some more time passes and bang a nice solid silver sound....dig down and out pops the plug with a rim of silver showing...oh yeah...thoughts at this point race through my head,I wonder what old coin have I unearthed,a barber,maybey a seated,or could it be something older,so after sitting there a minute I wipe some of the dirt away,dang its a Merc,now dont get me wrong folks,I like silver in any form,but for me,the 1800 coins is what turns my crank....so I put it in my pocket and back to hunting,I got in about thirty more minutes before the sun started to set and dug one other coin,another IH or wheat....when I arrived home I rinsed the coins off and started checking dates...they were as follows

    3 IH's 1898 1887 and a semi-key date 1875 IH 2007 Redbook $18 in G-4
    2 wheats that need more cleaning to get a date
    1-Merc 1921 semi-key date NO D 2007Redbook $45 in G-4

    Below are the pics,enjoy
    Have fun out there FOLks,I know I am

    Soup

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  2. #2
    us
    Mar 2009
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    Re: And I thought it was just another Merc......

    Great job Soupie, nice digs!

  3. #3
    us
    Dec 2009
    pisgah forest, n.c.
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    Re: And I thought it was just another Merc......

    nice stuff soupy.

  4. #4

    Jun 2008
    Chicago
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    Re: And I thought it was just another Merc......

    Congratulations on an elusive pair of semi-key date coins

    Looks like your 1875 IH was spared from getting fried from all the fetilizer over the past 40 years which is fortunate

    Superb hunting!

  5. #5
    us
    Oct 2008
    Wayne Co. IL. "POND CREEK"
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    Re: And I thought it was just another Merc......

    The SOUPMIESTER struck again!!!!! YOUR KILLIN IT!!!!

    swing ahead!!!!!




    Wayne co.

  6. #6

    Aug 2006
    WHAT KIND OF TREASURE ARE WE HUNTING TODAY ?
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    Re: And I thought it was just another Merc......

    wtg soup. them are real nice finds.

    you have spoiled me for park hunting.

    has your new etrac come yet ?
    SPINNER VALUE KEY: RED is METAL DETECT.LT  BLUE is AUCTION. DARK BLUE is GOLD MINING.GREEN is THRIFT STORE.YELLOW is GEM GRUBBIN.PINK is COIN ROLL HUNT.BROWN is BEACH AND SHALLOW WATER HUNT.ORANGE JUNK PICK AND OR METAL SCRAPPING

  7. #7
    us
    Jul 2003
    Elgin
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    Re: And I thought it was just another Merc......

    Yah Buddy!
    But wait, just a merc....
    Super!

  8. #8
    Charter Member

    Feb 2007
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    Re: And I thought it was just another Merc......

    Great hunt Scott! That '21 Merc is outstanding

    It's nice of you to clean all that "modern" stuff out of the way for us
    so we can get to the "real oldies" right away when we get down there
    for your hunt


  9. #9
    us
    Jun 2006
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    Metal Detecting

    Re: And I thought it was just another Merc......

    Quote Originally Posted by watercolor
    Great hunt Scott! That '21 Merc is outstanding

    It's nice of you to clean all that "modern" stuff out of the way for us
    so we can get to the "real oldies" right away when we get down there
    for your hunt

    "golden oldies"

  10. #10
    us
    Apr 2008
    Moronica, northwest of Chicago.
    E-trac & Bounty Hunter Land Star
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    Re: And I thought it was just another Merc......

    Do two semi keys make a key?

    Nah, they make a fantastic hunt!!!

    WTG on those two, particularly on that "Dang, it's a Merc" find!
    God bless our veterans! Thank you for your sacrifices!

  11. #11
    us
    Jun 2006
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    Metal Detecting

    Re: And I thought it was just another Merc......

    Thanks for the replies all...

    Scrounger,the etrac will arrive today,finds will be posted tonight if the rain holds off,I am hoping for an even better day than yesterday....It will be nice to have my hunting partner back and on the hunt with it once more....I do hope it last longer without fail than the one getting repaired...If they did not pinch a wire in the housing on the new one when manufactured,It should be smooth sailing

    14 2/3 days to Go
    Soup

  12. #12
    us
    Nov 2004
    Edwards,Missouri
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    Re: And I thought it was just another Merc......

    Terrific finds indeed.Outstanding merc!Makes it all worthwhile.Congrats!

  13. #13
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    da book worm--researcher

    Feb 2007
    callahan,fl
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    Re: And I thought it was just another Merc......

    good day by my standards

  14. #14
    MR Senior L4S

    Re: And I thought it was just another Merc......

    NICE assortement

  15. #15
    us
    OUTLAW 007

    May 2009
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    Re: And I thought it was just another Merc......

    congrats on the merc and indians

 

 
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