May 11, 2012, 10:02 AM
Key date Wheat
Went to an old boy scout camp base ball field two blocks from my apartment after work yesterday. Been there several times before and found Mercury dimes a Rosey two Buffalos several wheats and a silver ring. This field is full of can slaw and pull tabs but I was more interested in the iffy signals the ones I passed over all the other times I hunted there. It really paied off. Got a jumpy 12-38 to 14-41 high tone from all directions. Depth gauge only showed it to be around 5 inches. Three inches deep was a 1909 wheat penny. I looked right away for an "S" but it wasn't to be. Flipped it over but it was too dirty to see the V. D. B. After a light cleaning at home it became visible. The Mexican coin looks as though someone made it into a piece of jewelry. There was one small chain link attached to it but it got lost. I just thought it was a charm from a neckless or bracelet. That came in as a solid 12-32 on the Etrac and was only a few inches deep. Good Luck and Happy Hunting.
May 11, 2012 10:02 AM
May 11, 2012, 10:24 AM
Too bad you couldn't find a "S" mint mark on the 1909 VDB wheat cent...that would
have made your day for sure. It's still a great find and something you won't forget
anytime soon! Well done and congratulations. Gold Nuggets
It's amazing just how much treasure people loose and we manage to find.
May 11, 2012, 11:00 AM
I found a 1909 V.D.B and the S was missing about a week ago, so close but yet so far, Congrats on a good find and good hunting....
May 11, 2012, 11:15 AM
USMC Semper Fi
A place like that field is a find in itself, happy hunting.
Cleaning up America and getting rich, one pop-top and penny at a time.
May 12, 2012, 10:51 AM