Pretty cool adventure in central IL. Silver and buffalos and V nickels.
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  1. #1
    us
    May 2010
    Driftwood, TX
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    Pretty cool adventure in central IL. Silver and buffalos and V nickels.

    Hey everyone - I got to go back to the site where I found the half dime back in January. Weather could not have been better in central IL and the timing was perfect. Another few days and the grass/plants would have been too tall to hunt in. Not only did we hunt for about 5 hours but also explored the county and found some really old cemeteries, an old boarded up train depot, and a friendly herd of buffalo. Finds were great since I was saying I have not found any V nickels yet. Getting two was a treat. 1901 and a crusty 1897. Some wheaties, 1919, 1926 and a 1928. A worn out barber dime. I opened up the smart find hoping for gold and ended up with a nice bunch of old brooches. One of the last targets was a dead on quarter at 6 inches which ended up being a cool token. The ad I found for the Elk Billiard Room is from a 1908 Champaign directory but the first mention I can find of the company is 1900. Funniest find was the 3 Merry Widows tin that I thought was makeup but turns out it was a thick rubber condom from 1920-1930. Last but not least brought 6 morel mushrooms home for nice cooking'. Enjoy the pictures!
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  2. #2
    pl
    Mar 2008
    Deep Silver Seeker 3000
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    Great finds J. Morels are starting to pop up around here 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

  3. #3
    us
    May 2011
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    Congrats on your first v nickles and cool finds as always!! I wish I can find morels.

  4. #4
    us
    Jul 2003
    Elgin
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    Welcome to the Merry Widows tin diggers club. They're generously distributed through out Chicagoland wooded areas as well. Love that old school bling collection!

    Hey, congrats on the V's. You are one road-hungry hunter and are getting the goodies!

  5. #5

    Jun 2008
    Chicago
    Etrac
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    Congratulations on the V-Nickels and your other finds

 

 

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