Aug 12, 2012, 08:55 PM
Seated Surprises - 8/11/12
Have not been out much the past 2 1/2 months. When I have gone hunting I have been going to my usual places that have only been producing a few indians and rarely any silver any more.
Decided it was time to find a new spot. I set my sights on a park that I have only ever hunted once before a few years ago. Went to it last week for about 3 hours. Managed an Indian and several wheaties. Went back yesterday on Saturday for 4 hours and squeaked out another Indian and 11 wheaties.
Its an old park and I figured that there had to be silver there some where. I decided to give it one more try. Went to some different spots at it today for about 4.5 hours and my luck changed for the better.
My very first signal I dug of the morning sounded like a wheatie at about 5 inches. Removed the plug and some dirt and I spoted a 32 caliber bullet. Scanned the dirt again with my pin pointer and saw a silver disk. It looked almost smooth and to be honest I did not recognize it as a silver dime at first until i picked it up and saw the outline of lady liberty sitting! Its almost completely worn slick but I can make out the date of 1845 on it.
About an hour later I got a nice bouncy high tone at about 7 inches that I thought was going to be silver. Was surprised to see it also was seated, an 1883.
Totals for the day were 2 seated dimes (1845 and 1883), 1917S Merc, 1951 Rosie, 2 Indians (1886 and 1901) and 14 wheaties. Unfortunately I couldn't manage a barber to complete the grand slam but I am happy I did not give up on this park. I look forward to hunting it when the ground is not so dry. Picture of the good stuff below.
Aug 12, 2012 08:55 PM
Aug 13, 2012, 05:51 AM
great finds anytime you can find a seated its a good hunt they dont come that often congrats on your finds dennis
Aug 13, 2012, 08:41 AM
Fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!! It looks like it's been a seated weekend in Illinois
Aug 13, 2012, 10:01 AM
That's just awesome Pat. Thanks for inviting me, and sorry I couldn't make it... but super happy to see you made out with some excellent coins! Is 1845 your oldest coin?
Aug 13, 2012, 10:09 AM
Let's go diggin!!!
NICE work for some awesome looking goodies!!
Aug 13, 2012, 10:11 AM
Aug 13, 2012, 11:15 PM
1845 is now my oldest silver U.S. coin but not my oldest coin. Oldest silver before this one was an 1850 seated dime.
Originally Posted by Gimmie The Loot
Aug 13, 2012, 11:41 PM
presidential campaign items, 1860 JOHN BELL-EDWARD EVERETT tin type pic token, 1888 Benjamin Harrison pin. 1876 CENTENNIAL REVOLUTIONARY WAR MEDAL WITH BARON VON STEUBEN AND GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON. CW RELICS 1864 Union store card,3 I,1 R, eagle buttons
oldest dug 1831 William IIII. 1844 1/6 Skilling. 1834,51,72,76,84-86,89,1900o-94s,97-11,13 Dimes. 1854,56,76s,94,99,1902,06,09d,11,15s Qtrs. 1864,65 2cent. 79,83cc Morgan. 1867,68,69,75,82,87,88,90,91,93,95,97,98,1900,02,0 4-09,11,12d Nickles. 1848,56,59,61,64-67-69,73-75,81-85,87-09 Cent.
Aug 15, 2012, 08:44 AM
Suprise suprise! Nicely done!
Aug 15, 2012, 10:23 AM
Awesome seated dimes
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