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    Oct 2006
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    A 50 year class reunion

    After tallying a 1911 wheat from the back yard the other day, I realized that I was closing in on $400 in face for my 6 year detecting career. Typically, my focus is on digging sites where old coins are likely; occasionally, I'll do a modern site just for something to do (and you never know about jewelry). Determined to pass that $400 milestone, I went over near our ballfield yesterday and hauled in $2.43 in clad. Went again today for a while just to inch closer to the goal, and did just that. I had $1.18 in clad when I dug one last signal; it was pretty strong, indicating a copper penny and maybe a dime and I started. Quickly, I realized there was more than one penny, and saw immediately that they were Memorials. They kept coming, and coming, and coming, from about 5 inches down. I had a pretty big pile on my towel when Miss halfdime came over to inspect. When she saw what was going on, she started helping and adding a few comments: "This has to be a world record!" I assured her that it wasn't; wasn't it this year that a chap in England found a cache of 50,000+ Roman coins?
    I had a drink cup, and wanted to keep these pennies apart from the rest of the days finds, in part to get an idea when they may have been placed. Miss halfdime was instructed to put the pennies in the cup, and we'd worry about counting them later. I walked away to attend to another matter, then returned. "They're all 1960." "You mean they're all from the 1960's?" "No, they're all 1960, except for a 1941 wheat penny." "What!?"
    At home, I washed the pile, then went through to confirm: there were indeed 177 Memorial pennies, all 1960, and a lonely 1941 wheat! Some of the coins still had signs of mint luster on them, leading me to believe that this pile was left very close to 50 years ago. Long story short, I'm now only $6 short of 400.
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    A gentleman farmer named Floyd
    With some of his kin was annoyed
    The boys in their youth
    Did not know the truth
    And one of his tools was destroyed

  2. #2
    us
    Jun 2010
    west michigan
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    Re: A 50 year class reunion

    I wonder how all those loose pennys ended up like that. Good digs.

  3. #3
    us
    Jun 2006
    New Albany, Pa.
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    Re: A 50 year class reunion

    Now talk about weird? Sure some interesting ideas why, and even though it gets me thinking, I am not going to comment any of them.
    Dirtdiver

  4. #4
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    Apr 2010
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    Re: A 50 year class reunion

    Great find there halfdime. Maybe it was a time capsule placed there by a very large
    Grade 1 class back in 1960 and the 1941 penny was from the teacher!
    “I won't be wronged. I won't be insulted. I won't be laid a-hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them.”
    “Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.”
    “Life's hard. It's even harder when you're stupid.”
    ― John Wayne

  5. #5
    us
    Oct 2009
    Texas Panhandle
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    Re: A 50 year class reunion

    sounds like maybe 2 rolls of coins were dropped there. Maybe more around there, like 23 more
    Good luck on the 400 milestone.

 

 

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